Wikimedia Commons tags file descriptions by language for the language select system. However, adding such translations is tedious:
- there is no systematic way to find file descriptions which I can translate (where my language is missing, and a language I know is available);
- wikitext editing is required and not always easy;
- no translation aids are available, as would be in the Translate extension.
Currently resolved by editDescriptions.js. Possible actionable items:
- making default;
- adding other features (e.g. for discoverability/coordination).
Out of scope: changing the system Commons uses to store translations/multilingual data. Probably falls under https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data instead.
Original report: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Spw92sbkz427el1o