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Request for Improving Chinese Translation and Conversion

I need Template:Conversion-zh and Module:Conversion-zh in conversioning zh-hans (中文(简体)‎) and zh-hant (中文(繁體)‎) ,like Incubator:Main_Page/zh(because we can't translate Incubator:Main_Page/zh-hans and Incubator:Main_Page/zh-hant). Because of prefix, so I can't create then. Can someone create:

--Sunny00217 (talk) 07:16, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
I sincerely apologize for changing the topic name, but we need a more specific topic name. These template and module are important for Chinese translator. For administrators, you can find more information here. The modules and templates has also been implemented on Wikispecies in order to show language variants. However, I do not think it is necessary to have all the Mediawiki:Conversion-zh stuff since Wikispecies also do not have these, but the language conversion function is functional. Also, please remove Incubator:Main_Page/zh-tw, Incubator:Main_Page/zh-hans and Incubator:Main_Page/zh-hant, since we can no longer update the translation and Incubator:Main_Page/zh can take care of the language variants from now on. --VulpesVulpes825 (talk) 02:13, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
VulpesVulpes825Remove MediaWiki:Conversion-zh to MediaWiki:Lang--Sunny00217 (talk) 02:55, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Wikinews - DynamicPageList

Hi, I would like ask for some help with DPL.

  • Using addfirstcategorydate=true displays the article dates in English, even if site preferences are set to another language; addfirstcategorydate=ymd gives back a span class error. My goal would be to display the dates in Hungarian formatted to YYYY-MM-DD. Is there a way to do this?
  • Is there a way to display article titles without prefixes with DPL?

I hope someone can point me in the right direction. - Xbspiro (talk) 10:05, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

@Xbspiro: From my reading of mw:Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia), you can set dates to ymd but that requires being able to change the settings. This is probably a phab: request. —Justin (koavf)TCM 10:47, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks - I am not familiar with phab, so I will leave the DPL issue as it is for now. As far as I understand, the variable you mentioned might be referring to is global, i.e. it affects an entire wiki, and can't be limited by specifying a target, say a subset of prefixed pages (i.e. an incubated project). - Xbspiro (talk) 05:16, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

step by step

I'm a new member here, could you tell me step by step guide for a beginner like me?

--PutriAmalia1991 (talk) 12:34, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

@PutriAmalia1991: Do you want to edit the existing projects that we have here or do you want to propose a new one? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:26, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: I want to propose a new one --PutriAmalia1991 (talk) 00:07, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
@PutriAmalia1991: Then I recommend looking at Help:Manual and Help:FAQ. Which language are you planning on working on and which project? —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:19, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: Indonesian Wikinews --PutriAmalia1991 (talk) 02:31, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
@PutriAmalia1991: The good news is that it already exists, so you can dive in now. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:47, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Lezgi Wiktionary

I am working on creating Wiktionary for the Lezgi language ( I wonder how many words must be in the Incubator in order to be able to use it not in Incubator but dircetly in Wiktionary? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by LanguageExplorer (discussioncontribs) 10:03, 31 January 2020 (UTC).

See m:Language_proposal_policy#Requisites_for_final_approval for the conditions which need to be fulfilled for a project to be approved as an own wiki. --MF-W {a, b} 14:15, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Glitch when switching editors?

Hi all, has anyone seen an issue with extra |s being appended to prefixed links when an edit is saved? Here's a recent example: The edit is tagged "Tag: Visual edit: Switched" -- does this have something to do with it? I haven't been able to replicate myself, and am not sure how to advise our editors. --R12ntech (talk) 14:02, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Predefinições com base em LUA

Como é que eu faço para aparecer a predefinição {{Wt/grc/grc-κλίσ-'ψυχή'}} igual ao Wikcionário em grego? Eu criei a função "main", mas quando vejo esta predefinição, aparece a mensagem Lua error in Module:Wt/grc/κλίση at line 13: attempt to index global 'Lf' (a nil value). Que valor eu devo colocar?

Leonardo José Raimundo (talk) 22:42, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello! The problem is that local Lf calls an attribute of itself while it's being defined, thus is nil. Try local Lf = {} on line 13 to see if that solves the problem. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 03:20, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Infelizmente não resolveu o problema. Aparece outra mensagem de erro: Lua error in Module:Wt/grc/κλίση at line 207: attempt to call local 'Lf' (a table value). Que valor da tabela eu devo colocar?
Leonardo José Raimundo (talk) 22:48, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Same problem, just on that line now. However, it does show a bigger problem. By redefining export = {}, Lf, and Lr, anything that was done before has essentially been removed. I suggest either splitting the module in two pages, or removing lines 205 up to 208. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 01:11, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
Eu desisti de editar o módulo κλίση, porque quando eu removi as linhas de 205 a 208, voltou a seguinte mensagem de erro: Script error: The function "main" does not exist. Pense num módulo difícil de corrigir! Deixarei para um administrador do Wikimedia Incubator fazer isso. Perdi meu tempo com esse módulo.
Leonardo José Raimundo (talk) 22:00, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Interwiki link issue

I don't get understand it. Inserting new interwiki links no longer works. See here for example (section Ref/Vuestexeem). And even copying/pasting old links that are still being displayed. Is this a temporary bug or have some general settings been changed? Or am I the one alone who do not see? Nevatovol (talk) 07:41, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

@Nevatovol: I haven't yet dealt with Interwiki links. But I have made a small edit in that article. Can you please check if its working now. Adithyak1997 (talk) 06:12, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: I see your edit, it's works. First question : Is such a template more effective than the former procedure by direct invoking a module?
Second remark : the issue I have noticed is not with general interwiki links of the page (they work all the time), but with inclusions of interwiki links in the corpus of the article, like in the <ref< section (i.e. Edgar Poe, or here apparently also, see editing my message). The issue seems continuing. By the past, ther was no problem, I don't understand why now. Thanks for your interest. Nevatovol (talk) 06:30, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Firstly, I don't know the languages present here. What I does is that I used to compare it those with English wiki. There, they have used a template through which the module is invoked. I just tried that method. That's all. Now I have understood your problem. Let me check it and will reply soon. Adithyak1997 (talk) 06:39, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Nevatovol:The problem is that you need to insert a colon just before mentioning the language. Eg: To use the page Wikipedia from French, use [[:Fr:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]]. This will work. Adithyak1997 (talk) 06:48, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: Thank you very much, it works with a colon. But I don't understand nevertheless why the interwiki links without colon put in an old article like Edgar Poe stay to work normally. Nevatovol (talk) 06:57, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
I just need to tell a reason which I don't know whether it's right. It might be due to the reason that it is placed at very bottom of the page. At times when Wikidata links were not present on left navigation bar, it was this method that was followed. Even now, many pages follow the same tradition. Adithyak1997 (talk) 07:08, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Font css update request for Wp/sgh (Shughni)

Dear Administrator/Bureaucrat,

On MediaWiki:Common.css, for [lang=sgh], could you please help add font-family: "Charis SIL"? Eg:

body, pre {
	font-family: "Charis SIL", "Arial Unicode MS", "Lucida Sans Unicode";

input, textarea, select {
    font-family: "Charis SIL", "Arial Unicode MS", "Lucida Sans Unicode";

The text currently appears like this page where the intonations of the letters в̌ з̌ д̌ т̌ у̊ etc. are undesirably skewed to the right.

With Charis SIL enabled, it would look like this page which is the desired result. --DaveZ123 (talk) 16:53, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Please, rename

Pages Wt/bxr/hγни and Wt/bxr/hара are named from Latin letter «h» but not from Cyrillic letter «һ», please, rename them. I have already changed letters in content of them. 10:45, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 10:56, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: or anybody else, please, change Greek «γ» to Cyrillic «ү» in name of the first page. 13:24, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 17:50, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Question for artist

Hey guys! Can anyone help me out with an artist am trying to make his wikipedia. I need someone to check the edit for me please Johnnysxm (talk) 18:21, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@Johnnysxm: Wikipedia is published in over 200 languages. Which version are you talking about here? —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:05, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Help smaller wiki communities grow their technical capacity!

Hi all, Small Wiki Toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to support small wiki communities by sharing and developing technical skills needed to support, maintain, and grow a language wiki. You can learn more about it here: As a next step for this initiative, sharing with you some ideas on how you can be a part of this:

  • Contribute to a Starter kit by proposing or helping develop and write recommendations for technical topics in simple English.
  • Develop toolkits using the recommendations on the SWT page. You can see existing toolkits in the Category:Small_wiki_toolkits on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Learn technical topics using the resources on the SWT page and apply the skills gained to provide technical support to a small wiki community.
  • Translate resources such as the SWT page itself and tutorials on technical topics linked from it.
  • Provide technical support on the support desk on, mailing lists, etc.
  • Organize a technical workshop or a session to help a small wiki community.

If you want to help with any of the above or there is anything else you would like to share around building local capacity in a small wiki, please start a discussion on the talk page and/or add your name to the list of interested membersSSethi (WMF) (talk) 00:30, 8 May 2020 (UTC) (on behalf of the Small Wiki Toolkits Initiative)

Font css update request for Wp/yah (Yazghulami)

Dear Administrator/Bureaucrat,

On MediaWiki:Common.css, for [lang=yah], could you please help add font-family: "Charis SIL"? Eg:

[lang=yah] {
	font-family: "Charis SIL", "Arial Unicode MS", "Lucida Sans Unicode", sans-serif, serif;

Thanks in advance. --DaveZ123 (talk) 03:07, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Font css update request for Wp/wbl (Wakhi)

Dear Administrator/Bureaucrat,

On MediaWiki:Common.css, for [lang=wbl], could you please help add font-family: "Charis SIL"? Eg:

[lang=wbl] {
	font-family: "Charis SIL", "Arial Unicode MS", "Lucida Sans Unicode", sans-serif, serif;

Thanks in advance. --DaveZ123 (talk) 07:23, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Link for test wiki activity needs an update

As I don't have rights for editing Template talk:Test wiki/core, I write it here: The link for "Check test wiki activity" does not work anymore. Prefer to update to "//{{PAGENAME}}&wiki=incubatorwiki". --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 16:56, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Done, thanks for the note. --MF-W {a, b} 14:47, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

How can I create a Template in a Project?

Hello! I'm trying to contribute to the Wp/hrx project, but I don't know how to create Templates, I've tried many ways to do it, but it didn't work, can someone tell me how? (I'm new here)

--Iohanen (talk) 15:45, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Just solved, ignore this -- Iohanen (talk) 18:57, 30 May 2020 (UTC)