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Simple English needs more love
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Simple English is missing from the languages dropdown menu in Special:Preferences, the Incubator extension disallows the "simple" language code, and MessagesSimple.php and simple.json don't exist at all. In fact, the only sign that Simple English exists in MediaWiki (besides the existence of a Wikipedia and Wiktionary) is its listing in names.php. To me, this is a bug that needs to be fixed. The simple interface messages can easily be imported from simple.wikipedia's MediaWiki namespace.

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Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jun 29 2018, 8:17 AM

Hi @KATMAKROFAN, thanks for taking the time to report this!
Unfortunately this report lacks some information. If you have time and can still reproduce the problem: Please add a more complete description to this report by providing a clear list of specific steps to reproduce the situation, so that nobody needs to guess how you performed each step, describing actual results and expected results after performing the steps to reproduce, providing links where the issue can be seen, etc.
You can edit the task description by clicking Edit Task.
It also seems that this task lists several separate problems. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug asks you to only file one problem per task.

Liuxinyu970226 closed this task as Invalid.EditedJul 15 2018, 1:06 PM
Liuxinyu970226 added a subscriber: Liuxinyu970226.

#1:

Simple English is missing from the languages dropdown menu in Special:Preferences, the Incubator extension disallows the "simple" language code

expected, per https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:FAQ#Help,_I_have_no_ISO_code!
#2:

and MessagesSimple.php and simple.json (blah~blah~blah~, I love blah forever!) can easily be imported from simple.wikipedia's MediaWiki namespace.

You need to discuss with "friends" of twn en Portal before such "requests", any languages that twn disagree to (re)start translation supports, are languages that we the people that obey MediaWiki Code of Conduct excepted to not shown everywhere (generally, maybe except Wikidata).

Frankly, I don't see any benefit to "restore" simple localization support

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KATMAKROFAN reopened this task as Open.Jul 15 2018, 1:58 PM

@Liuxinyu970226: Reopened. You should wait for this discussion to finish before unilaterally closing this task.

#2:

and MessagesSimple.php and simple.json (blah~blah~blah~, I love blah forever!) can easily be imported from simple.wikipedia's MediaWiki namespace.

You need to discuss with "friends" of twn en Portal before such "requests", any languages that twn disagree to (re)start translation supports, are languages that we the people that obey MediaWiki Code of Conduct excepted to not shown everywhere (generally, maybe except Wikidata).

So wait are you saying that the CoC governs what languages our software can display?

Liuxinyu970226 added a comment.EditedJul 15 2018, 3:37 PM

@KATMAKROFAN: Frankly, how both your task and that PCP request is related? Can you please explain some evidences for your that comment?

@Krenair well no, I am saying that users who are controlling our i18n/l10n systems, are to be Coc obeyed

Aklapper closed this task as Invalid.Jul 15 2018, 3:50 PM

As I have written before, the task scope is too vague.
[Once that PCP has finished?,] feel free to follow https://mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug and create specific tasks for specific requests. Thanks!

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