Lunch talk: Multilingual wiki[edit | edit source]

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

Switching pages[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]

Based on system messages[edit | edit source]

  • imported with language switcher template
  • needs to be checked for {{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}

{{int:message name}}[edit | edit source]

  • Translates the interface message into the user language
  • {{int:lang}}

Add or switch content[edit | edit source]

  • Switch the entire page content
  • Show additional content

Support templates/forms[edit | edit source]

Switch labels

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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