Re: Multilingual Content (was: (Media)Wiki use bySoCprojects)

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Re: Multilingual Content (was: (Media)Wiki use bySoCprojects)

Andre-John Mas-3
Fair points. Be sure to add a feature request to the bug database:

http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/

Andre

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From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Hugh Prior
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 8:52
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Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Multilingual Content (was: (Media)Wiki use bySoCprojects)

Multi-lingual wiki is a right pain in the ****.  Setting up a single
language wiki is ease itself (well done folks).  Setting up a multi-lingual
wiki is a nightmare (maybe if Jimbo and others worked in a multiligual
enviroment like Belgium life would be different).

For example:
* for every language you have to set up a new database (even if it is part
of the same single database, I still have to go through the setup)
* I have to have a separate copy of the MediaWiki code for every language or
figure out the wizardry to use a single version with different LocalSettings
per language
* I have to figure out how I'm going to sort out the problem of multiple
signons (each language will have separate signons - that is just so NOT what
you want when you just want a site in 2 languages (say).

I am in Belgium where every site is always in French and Dutch and I am
gradually figuring out each of the gotchas for my site www.treekee.com.

Next I want to figure out how to do it simply for a truly multinational site
(70+ languages).

It should ideally be as easy as saying, in LocalSettings.php, this is the
list of languages I want supported:
    $langsSupported = array("en", "fr", "de", "pl", "zh");
    $defaultLang = "en";

It's not. It's just a nightmare.

"Andre-John Mas"
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> Just curious, what do you see as the type of issues that exist with
> regards
> to accepting multilingual content?
>
> Andre
 
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Re: Multilingual Content (was: (Media)Wiki usebySoCprojects)

Hugh Prior
OK, done:
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6107

"Andre-John Mas"
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> Fair points. Be sure to add a feature request to the bug database:
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> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/
>
> Andre



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