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Special pages should link to all languages in a project.
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it is bewildering that from content pages you can get to all available languages with a click but special pages do not allow that nor can you simply edit their URLs in your browser address window to get to other languages even if you know their WikiMedia Project Codes.

It is easy to obtain the necessary link targets from the site matrix data, which is there anyways.


See Also:
T102888: [Bug] Recent changes pages doesn't have anymore the interlingual wikilinks on the sidebar on some projects
T30604: Show interlanguage links on associated talk pages too

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Purodha raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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Restricted Application added subscribers: StudiesWorld, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJan 7 2016, 2:47 PM

@Purodha: What is the use case behind this request which should outweigh cluttering the sidebar with more links that are not commonly used?

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Nemo_bis removed a subscriber: good first bug.

This is the exact same question everyone would have to ask about any interlanguage link. They are not commonly used, and they eat up screen pace which is unused in almost all of our skins.

If you are a multilingual or do cross wiki maintenance, e.g. spam hunting, or comparisons, or multilingual research, you want them. And you learn to hate that there is no easy way between language wikis for you, while all others have one.

He7d3r awarded a token.Jan 8 2016, 3:32 PM
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Izno added a subscriber: Izno.EditedAug 14 2017, 5:52 PM

This might reasonably make use of Cognate, since the canonical name of each of the pages is identical in each wiki. It might need some knowledge that Special is internationalized to some other form and so would have to show interwikis on that page title.