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[Story] Improve the set of language codes available for monolingual text values
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For monolingual text values, we currently support the language codes known to MediaWiki (416 language codes on 2015-01-26) plus 4 special ISO 639-2 codes (und, mis, mul, zxx).

As a user, I want to:

  • Be able to look at no longer valid data (language code was in use previously but has been removed since)
  • Neither see nor be able to use bad language codes while editing
  • Be able to use all the language codes I need and be able to easily request missing language codes

Event Timeline

adrianheine raised the priority of this task from to Medium.
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adrianheine added a project: Wikidata.

Suggested task breakdown:

  • Find out what's currently used on Wikidata
  • Make sure no longer valid data is still supported
  • Remove universally bad codes
    • Make sure that's reflected in JS by hard-code removing them in JS as well
  • Document how to get more codes added and link it at mono user doc
  • Add already-requested codes

List of used monolingual text languages in all wikibase snaks P2526