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[Task] Add monolingual language code mnc
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Please add the language code mnc to the list of language codes supported for monolingual text values.

Usage example: {{lang|mnc|ᡥᠠᡵᠪᡳᠨ}}.

This is for [[:en:Manchu language]] support in [[Property:P1705]] of Wikidata.

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Wikidata element : Q42956 (I add mn, waiting for mnc value to exist).

This is blocking bug, mn (mongol) != mnc manchu, a toungouse language, not a mongolian one, but near rules or writting and same script familly, so this allow to display nicely text, but information is erroneous. We have a lot of mnc entries name on wikipedia (fr/en/zh mainly).

thiemowmde renamed this task from Add monolingual language code mnc to [Task] Add monolingual language code mnc.Aug 31 2016, 7:42 AM
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Do I understand correctly that we need vertical script support before we can enable this?

Do I understand correctly that we need vertical script support before we can enable this?

If you are asking the font: or other options on

I'm sorry, these fonts are not free-licensed, so no one can be used for UniversalLanguageSelector .

What do you mean with "vertical script support"? As far as I understand there is nothing the Wikibase software can "support" in addition to what it already does. We do allow Unicode. As long as the sequence of characters a user wants to enter does exist in Unicode, there is nothing we do that prevents him from doing this.

A typical issue is how rare characters are rendered (how they look and how they are arranged). This is a complicated topic that involves operating system support, web browser support and optionally web fonts. I believe this is nothing we can solve in the Wikibase software. Maybe ask the UniversalLanguageSelector team?

I believe we should add the code mnc to our white-list simply because users are already misusing mn when they can not find mnc. I believe this is worse than anything else. The rendering will not get worse when we do allow this code.

Change 311992 had a related patch set uploaded (by Thiemo Mättig (WMDE)):
Add monolingual language code mnc

I did a global search to verify this. In contrast to "mn-Mong" (see T137810), "mnc" is already supported in all ULS, CLDR and Babel extensions. So I believe this is fine to go in.

Having a font has never been a prequisite for support in MediaWiki. It has
been a reason to support the development of a Freely licensed font or to
support talks on the licensing of an existing font.


Change 311992 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add monolingual language code mnc

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