Talk:Wikidata/Technical proposal/Archives/2012/April

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Interlanguage links

Helder 03:52, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if Denny and Daniel are aware of that extension or not but I will make sure they will have a look.
Wikipedia is the main focus but Wiktionary for example is definitely on the list of projects we'd love to see it on so we'll work hard to make that possible. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 07:32, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Nikola Smolenski, who developed the Interlanguage extension, is in Berlin now, and will be working on Wikidata for the month of April. So we are definitively aware of it, and will use everything Nikola has learned during the development of the extension. --Denny Vrandečić (WMDE) (talk) 14:21, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Language names.
Wikipedia language prefix mostly follow ISO 639 standards, but not always (eg "als.wikipedia" for Alemannic rather than "Tosk Albanian"). Language names are probably something that will be used quite a lot, for Wikilinks but also for data like book languuage or country's official language. Not complying with ISO recommendations may make things machine confusing, especially if we end up uploading information from external databases (which would be great). Any solution to that ? --Zolo (talk) 11:04, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
It is planned to rename wikis whose language codes are not ISO conform, cf. bugzilla:19986. --MF-W 11:09, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I hoped it can be resolved relatively quickly. --Zolo (talk) 07:02, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
For the internal naming of the languages we will stick with Wikimedia policies. But actually, both the ISO and the Wikimedia codes for the languages themselves can be documented in Wikidata, enabling to automatically convert from one to the other :) --Denny Vrandečić (WMDE) (talk) 14:21, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Setup archiving bot

Given the growing interest on WikiData, it may be interesting to setup the automatic archiving of the related talkpages. See its documentation at en:User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo. Helder 14:49, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

That sounds like a good idea. I will look into it in the next days. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 14:42, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


Changes to infoboxes need to be mindful of those that already emit microformats; I'm happy to advise further if and when needed. pigsonthewing 16:58, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Will come back to you. This will be relevant as soon as phase 2 starts. Please ping me again if I do not come back to you! --denny 10:28, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
You should probably use Microdata and not Microformat, as the former is the W3C standardized version. You should also consider RDFa. Check also[1] and how they organize reuse. — Jeblad 16:48, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Just to be clear Microdata is not yet a W3C standard, it's in draft form as part of the HTML5 draft. RDFa is a standard as of version 1.0, and RDFa 1.1 is currently a Candidate Recommendation. To the degree that current wikis use Microformat, these should be preserved, but in all cases through an appropriate RDF transformation. Gkellogg (talk) 20:15, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

What are alignments?

Can anybody expain the meaning of the word alignments for me? I'm confused by it when I tried to translate it into Chinese and I cannot find a right Chinese word for it. Many Thanks. --Linforest (talk) 04:34, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

This is about saying that one article is the same as another in another language. Hope this clarified it. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 14:40, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi Lydia, Thank you so much! It's an amazing explanation :) Cheers --Linforest (talk) 00:49, 3 April 2012 (UTC)