New translation process for wiki; feedback requested

Tetsuya MORIMOTO tetsuya.morimoto at
Mon Jun 28 13:42:37 UTC 2010

Hi Ian,

I found verbose language boxes in case "{{:EPEL/FrontPageStarters}}"
is used in hierarchy directory.
Sorry, it's hard to explain, so you can see as below.

Although all language boxes works fine, one box is better.


On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Tetsuya MORIMOTO
<tetsuya.morimoto at> wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> That's a great translation framework and stuff.
> Thanks to the language box, we can know without asking whether a page
> has translated or not.
> It's a good idea and useful.
> I think it's better that the English contents are automatically copied
> into new translation page
> if a red link is clicked when a translator works.
> Thank you for your hard work.
> --
> Tetsuya
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Ian Weller <ian at> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> For a couple of years since we switched to MediaWiki, I've been working
>> with Infrastructure to get a new localization framework set up on the
>> wiki. After trying multiple methods, with none of them working very
>> well, I set up a subpage-based localization system on the wiki today.
>> All of the templates are fully functional as they stand. There is draft
>> documentation available at:
>> I'd like translators to look over the documentation and make any
>> suggestions they have.. I've tried to make the process as simple and
>> user-friendly as possible.
>> I hope that this can make translation better for everybody on the wiki.
>> Thanks for everything you do!
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