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Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

Help fix the localisation/internationalisation of MediaWiki

completed by: MegaAlex

mentors: Andre Klapper, Bartosz DziewoƄski

Help fix the localisation/internationalisation of MediaWiki. Detailed steps:

  1. Read the internationalisation hints (ideally, the whole Localisation page), keep the messages API manual at hand.
  2. Pick 3 issues from Interface messages needing rewording or documentation and other issues with existing messages (Bugzilla reports) and/or MediaWiki open support requests ( threads). Comment on each bug or thread to say you're working on it; add to CC list on Bugzilla if missing.
  3. Triage the request appropriately (inspecting the code/feature in question if needed) to identify the issue and the correct action to take. Submit patches to gerrit, or provide the translator with the information needed to translate the messages (by editing their /qqq subpages), or reject the request if the message shouldn't be changed. Add reviewers to your gerrit patches: at least two, and All questions on each task will be asked and answered on the relevant bug, patch or thread.
  4. Post here on Melange a link to a gerrit change, bug or thread for each of the 3 issues; the task will be accepted here when they are marked merged/closed.

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