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Allow delivery of multilingual content (TechNews, Editing newsletter, ...) in fallback languages
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Please make it so that when such mass messages are sent, wikis can receive them in their fallback language if their main one is not available.
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Elitre created this task.May 12 2017, 7:37 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMay 12 2017, 7:37 AM

Or in user-selected languages (unless this is already happening?)

Elitre added a subscriber: Johan.May 31 2017, 3:34 PM

As my colleague @Johan says, It's even worse for e.g. the Spanish Village Pump on Commons, which will get [messages] in English.
We currently can't do any finer tuning than per wiki, when it comes to languages.

It should be easy for MassMessage to call Translate APIs to load the messages in another language. I guess the more complex part is figuring out the language.

Elitre added a comment.Jun 5 2017, 7:42 PM

Well, although burdensome, we could add two language attributes to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Target .
It could look like {{target | user=Elitre | site = it.wikipedia.org| lang = it | fallback=nap}}, so it could work in the same way for users and community pages?
(don't yell at me if it's unfeasible, tell me who I have to bribe to make this happen :) )

Elitre added a subscriber: Amire80.Jul 10 2018, 4:43 PM

As my colleagues just reminded me: pt-br gets translated weekly, but pt doesn't, so pt wikis get Tech News in English. (cc @Amire80 who will probably recall this.)