[MediaWiki-l] Search multilingual in one mediawiki

Grammy Jiang grammy.jiang at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 04:53:30 UTC 2014


Hi, sorry for this late reply. Thanks for your patient answer, I really
appreciate it.

   1. I am using the default search function, which located on the top right
   2. I have not installed any search related extensions
   3. The key word searched is in Chinese, and I am sure this key word is
   contained in some articles (in titles, content, etc.)
   4. Mysql is used for database

Thanks for the example your provide, which give me confidence to fix this
problem. Does Mediawiki support this search way natively or with the
powerful extension you mentioned, CirrusSearch?

I am trying to install the extension you suggest, CirrusSearch, and will
feedback later.

At the end of your email, "Translate" is mentioned, do you mean "translate"
extension, <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate>?

Thanks again, for your very friendly and patient email.

Best regards,

Grammy Jiang

Qingdao Create Future Environment Protection Technology Consultancy Co., Ltd

Room 6-11, Building B, International Innovation Park, Songling Road,
Laoshan District, Qingdao City, China

On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 5:23 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>

> Hi, I'm afraid your question is a bit generic. First of all, what search
> are you using? Did you install some extensions and/or configure something?
> If not, what database are you using?
> MediaWiki definitely supports Chinese search in English wikis, e.g. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/%E5%88%A4%
> E4%BE%8B%E9%AB%94%E5%88%B6>. Nowadays all search efforts are being spent
> on this extension, which you're encouraged to try: <
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CirrusSearch>
> Finally, unless you're using Translate, your wiki is certainly doing
> multilingualism wrong and no fancy things are really possible, because
> MediaWiki is quite silly about it. Hopefully 1.25 will be better and there
> are some features you can already test:
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9360
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54832
> Nemo
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