Talk:Tech/News/Manual

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MyLanguage whenever possible[edit]

I would prefer "<tvar|wmf8>[[mw:Special:MyLanguage/MediaWiki 1.22/wmf8|1.22wmf8]]</>" over the current "<tvar|wmf8>[[mw:MediaWiki 1.22/wmf8|1.22wmf8]]</>". Agree? PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:36, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I didn't realise that these pages were actively translated, so that's why I placed the regular link. It doesn't seem like the current version receives any translations at the moment, but the previous one did, so I guess it won't hurt if we link to a language-dependant page, especially for people that read the newsletter some time after it goes public. odder (talk) 18:42, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Actually, if you look at the difference between mw:MediaWiki_1.22/wmf9/pl and mw:MediaWiki_1.22/wmf9, the translation is much less useful. Hmm... PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:48, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Ah well, you're right. I should've checked that myself instead of blindly trusting your judgement :-) Reverted my changes. odder (talk) 18:59, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Maybe the best solution would be to make the MediaWiki.org content fully translatable, but I don't have time for that. Hence why I started this section, asking for comments, instead of doing it myself. :P PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:11, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Then I guess this might not be the best page for a discussion like this, since neither myself nor Guillaume are involved in the creation of these pages; as far as I see, most of them are created by Sam. odder (talk) 19:14, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

currentcontentlanguage[edit]

"Replace any code that automatically creates dates with month and day written with characters and numbers in the English text." I notice this isn't being done, with the result that we on the Dutch Wikipedia see an English text with the dates rendered in Dutch. Please make sure to replace {CURRENTCONTENTLANGUAGE} before publishing. Tech News isn't translated into Dutch (we can all understand English perfectly fine), but we don't like to read texts that are part English and part Dutch. Woodcutterty (talk) 18:22, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Ping User:Trizek (WMF) and User:Quiddity (WMF) too – don't forget this step when you distribute the newsletter.
It looks even worse in non-Latin scripts than in Dutch. Worst case, you go from LTR to RTL and then to LTR again. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 10:24, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
(My trick for trying to avoid forgetting this is to include mai.wikipedia.org in my test list. Easier to spot the missing step with a non-Latin script.) /Johan (WMF) (talk) 10:47, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Glitches when using MyLanguage[edit]

This was occurred some time already. Is that possible to apply the MyLanguage before saving with the entire context? Because the entire content was sent to the one which triggers with the AbuseFilter then a Tag was tagged in with the revision. (Please see w::yue:Special:Diff/1225118 and w:yue:special:Diff/1223326 for example, those are tagged with the tag "Mandarin Wikipedia Terms") Shinjiman (talk) 03:51, 18 September 2018 (UTC)