Template talk:Languages

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No border and no background[edit]

I find the border and background on the Languages template disruptive. Would in be okay to remove the border and background? I would prefer a look that blends into the page. Folks who need the language links will find them (they are at page top after all). Folks who don't need the language links shouldn't be visually climbing over a long bordered box to get to the page content. Could we use a borderless and backgroundless look like the language links on Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wiktionary, and Wikiversity? I think that would be nice. I'm trying to work out a good layout for Wikivoyage and have this issue. Thanks, --Rogerhc (talk) 00:21, 21 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was going to remove the background color and border but they are in a nested-template that is also used for page-bottom notes, apparently, which may explain it's stronger graphical look. So instead of tangling with that I created Template:Languages light and styled it with a light visual look and float right, both visual points that I feel are appropriate for page top language links. It does the same thing as Template:Languages and even uses Template:Languages/Lang. Feel free to merge it back into this template if you like its look and feel and are willing to not use the page-bottom notes nested-template. --Rogerhc (talk) 01:42, 22 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Languages: " in the user's language or the page's language?[edit]

I think it would be more appropriate if Template:Languages/Title was passed {{int:lang}} instead of {{SUBPAGENAME}}. If a user used the ULS to set their language to Spanish, the language bar should have the text "Languages: " in Spanish, even if they're viewing an English page. --Yair rand (talk) 01:25, 19 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment Comment: languages tag, used in the Translate extension, shows title bar in the user interface language. --Kaganer (talk) 12:33, 19 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is someone able to use this on Privacy policy/2008? If I don't specify the page title nothing is shown and if I do I get a load of unparsed links on preview. --Nemo 05:33, 16 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is good looks? --Kaganer (talk) 11:33, 16 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, that's what I had done, may there was some cache problem. Thanks. --Nemo 19:24, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I added a condition if {{NAMESPACE}} = "" then no need of ":". Else there are two "::" and it doesn't work. See List of Wikipedias/fr. Is it right ? Agloforto (talk) 21:45, 30 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I removed my edit : it was working in NAMESPACE=0 no more in the other namespaces. How must we do ? Agloforto (talk) 21:52, 30 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello @Agloforto: I am not an expert about templates, and I do not know why MediaWiki does not understand links like [[::List of Wikipedias]] anymore, but I have removed the first ":" and it seems that everything is OK now. Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 09:01, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot. Fine Agloforto (talk) 12:16, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Meta thread[edit]

Why exactly are we still maintaining this template? 99% of our translatable pages contain the <languages/> tag, which is way more interactive (e.g. progress, outdated info) than this old template. Eduardogobi (talk) 02:45, 29 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]