Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/Inter-language link support via Wikidata

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  • Problem: Wikidata's inter-language link system does not work well for Wikisource, because it assumes that pages are structured the same way as Wikipedia pages are structured, and this is not the case.
  • Who would benefit: Editors and readers of all Wikisources, and editors and readers of Wikidata
  • Proposed solution:
    1. Support linking from Wikidata to Multilingual Wikisource
    2. Support automatic interlanguage links between multiple editions that are linked to different items on Wikidata, where these items are linked by "has edition" and "edition or translation of"
  • More comments: This was also proposed last year
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T138332, phab:T128173, phab:T180304, phab:T54971
  • Proposer: —Beleg Tâl (talk) 15:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

This issue causes a lot of confusion for new editors on Wikisource and Wikidata, who frequently set up the interwiki links incorrectly in order to bypass this limitation. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 16:12, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

@Beleg Tâl: great proposal ! For information @Tpt: is working on something quite similar (Tpt: can you confirm?), we should keep this proposal as this is important and any help is welcome but still we should keep that in mind ;) Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 14:47, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
HI! Yes, indeed, I am working on it as part of mw:Extension:Wikisource. It's currently in the process of being deployed on the Wikimedia test cluster before a deployment on Wikisource. It should be done soon, so, hopefully no need from the Foundation on this (except helping the deployment). Tpt (talk) 13:59, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tpt: Fantastic, thank you!! —Beleg Tâl (talk) 17:22, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
  • FYI I repeated T54971, which I asked for several decades to try to support it. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:17, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I would just notify that in svwikisource and plwikisource there are javascript-based implementations of multi-version interwiki and they seem to work fine if appropriate structures are available in Wikidata. Ankry (talk) 20:09, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

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