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Link with other language from mobile view
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Desktop view atअंकन_सेन shows a link to add language under language tools, "add links"

The tool looks like this (link next to edit pencil):

This is what appears, clicking on that link

No such link is available in mobile view

Developer notes

Problem 1

We'd need to work out where such an icon goes


  • the LanguageOverlay - but how would that work if an article has no languages?
  • The new menu that the reading web team is working on as part of (T198313)

We'd need to make sure we make it possible for other extensions to register links in those menus (T65459)

Problem 2

Make the overlay mobile friendly

The overlay uses jquery-ui which is not supported on mobile. This would likely need to be rewritten in OOjs UI or use the mobile frontend javascript. This would be out of scope for my team and better handled by the wikibase team.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 6 2018, 3:40 AM

@Capankajsmilyo is that a gadget? Is there any chance you can show the screenshot in full and provide steps for me to replicate getting this screen on desktop?

Capankajsmilyo updated the task description. (Show Details)

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The link is implemented by Wikibase.

Jdlrobson triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 7 2018, 6:35 PM
Jdlrobson updated the task description. (Show Details)
Restricted Application added a project: Wikidata. · View Herald TranscriptNov 7 2018, 6:35 PM

Thanks @Nikerabbit! Sorry for the lack of context - I just figured since it related to languages you might be able to point me in the right direction and it sounds like you have. Sounds like fixing this would require some collaboration between Wikibase team and our team working on Minerva.

Jdlrobson moved this task from Backlog to Tracking on the MinervaNeue board.Jan 17 2020, 11:22 PM
Jdlrobson edited projects, added MinervaNeue (Tracking); removed MinervaNeue.