Supporting a multilingual wiki[edit | edit source]

Mechanisms to support a multilingual wiki

"Smart" language switchers[edit | edit source]

Language support[edit | edit source]

options to define which languages are used in the wiki

Navigation[edit | edit source]

a mechanism to automatically switch between the language versions of a page

Tracking[edit | edit source]

a property that tracks the page language for each page (supported in BlueSpice pro)

fallback: categories track the page language (BlueSpice free)

Support for display title[edit | edit source]

needed for the subpage-technique

Switcher comparison[edit | edit source]

  • Languages: subpages
  • InterLanguages: unrelated pages

User language support[edit | edit source]

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Category system[edit | edit source]

Multilingual categories

Further considerations[edit | edit source]

  • Ad-hoc on-page translation (DeepL) -> duplicate page to make translation permanent
  • Improvements to sidebar regarding language support
  • MediaWiki translation extension

Documentation[edit | edit source]

Helpdesk EN: Multilingual wiki

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