Wikidocumentaries is multilingual. The user interface language can be changed to any available language. The UI languages are translated in TranslateWiki.net.
It is also possible to view only the article in another language. The article language menu will display the user's available languages and a link to all available languages. See Article.
- If the topic exists in Wikidata, the articles generally exist in different language Wikipedias.
- If the topic exists in Wikidocumentaries, the articles generally exist in Wikidocumentaries.
dispo displays Wikipedia articles Interface and content language can be changed in the main menu.
- Translations are managed in TranslateWiki. It produces json-files in all included languages
- The json files are put together in wikidocumentaries-ui/src/store/messages.js.
User Interface language
- The UI language must be one of the available translated UI languages.
- The default language is the browser language.
- The user may change the interface language of the site to a supported interface language.
- The language menu displays the the available languages in the order of the user's language fallback chain. Last item in the list displays all languages. An extra option could link to adding/editing translations.
- The menu is created in UILanguageMenu.vue.
- English is used as the ultimate fallback option.
Wikidata language fallback is described here.
Language fallback mechanisms
Language fallback is handled differently in different cases. The MediaWiki API uses one mechanism and the SPARQL queries use another. Different components are based on different queries.
- Topic title and description
- Map labels
- Wikidata component values
These use SPARQL, and the fallback chain is declared in each query.
- The works, locations, related people and depicted in.
Fallback chain guideline
The display language is based on the following fallback chain.
- UI language (English default, user-defined.)
- Topic's original language (how?)
- Best option in the user-defined language fallback chain. The fallback chain is initially a hard-coded list of languages. Later on, the user may construct this list.
- Any language ordered by...
- The article is primarily displayed in the UI language
- If the article does not exist in the UI language
- a message to select another language is displayed.
- Alternatively, the article can be displayed in the best available language option of the language fallback chain.
- It is possible to create article generators that create stub articles from recorded facts.
- The article language menu displays a list of available article languages. The list is scrollable and displays all available languages in the following order.
- Available languages in the order of the user-defined language fallback chain. The fallback chain is initially a hard-coded list of languages. Later on, the user may construct this list.
- Any language ordered by...
- The menu is created in ArticleLanguageMenu.vue.
- The topic title is used to search for images
- Additional labels in different languages, properties and aliases may be used also
- The language for the search term is chosen based on
- API service's preferred language(s)
- Topic's original language (how is this reasoned?)
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