Arabic interface should behave like Hebrew interface on commons
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Author: diaa_abdelmoneim

Description:
Hebrew Commons interface

Hello,
First of all thank you for all this great work u all have achieved in recent time like improved search.

The Bug that I'm filing concerns Commons. The Arabic interface doesn't behave like the Hebrew interface which should be the case. I mean by that the mirroring of the tools like the toolbox.

Steps to reproduce the intended functionality:
Go to commons
Go to my preferences
Change the language to Hebrew (he)

Result= All of the interface gets mirrored. The toolbox, logo and search go to the right and the Username to the left.

Steps to produce the bug:
Go to commons
Go to my preferences
Change the language to Arabic (ar)

Result= The whole interface stays the same and only the language keywords change.

What to do= Make the Arabic Interface behave like the Hebrew interface.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyApr 6 2009, 7:53 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 6 2009, 7:54 PM

diaa_abdelmoneim wrote:

Arabic commons interface

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bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 6 2009, 8:30 PM

ahmad.m.sherif wrote:

This is not a MediaWiki bug, because Commons [[commons:Monobook.js]] has this line

importScript('Mediawiki:Monobook.js/' + wgUserLanguage);

which imports specific configuration (written in JS) for the used interface language.

Of course, there is [[commons:MediaWiki:Monobook.js/he]] but there is no [[commons:MediaWiki:Monobook.js/ar]].

Perhaps you should ask for help at Village pump there.

Nikerabbit added a comment.Via ConduitApr 6 2009, 8:40 PM

Actually it is, see bug 6100.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 6 2009, 8:55 PM

diaa_abdelmoneim wrote:

I don't see why this can be implemented in the hebrew language commons configuration and not in the arabic.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 7 2009, 8:02 AM

ahmad.m.sherif wrote:

(In reply to comment #3)

Actually it is, see bug 6100.

Maybe, but MediaWiki has nothing to do with switching the interface for Hebrew and not switching for Arabic.

(In reply to comment #4)

I don't see why this can be implemented in the hebrew language commons
configuration and not in the arabic.

I think it has been implemented already for Arabic as of yesterday. Of course it's only switching the interface for Arabic, but i asked one of the admins there to update the Arabic script, so that it can do a small translation stuff for images information.

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