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[BUG] Cannot edit wikidata descriptions in certain languages
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Affected languages:

  • Min Nam
  • Cantonese
  • Classical Chinese

Steps to reproduce

  1. Try to edit wikidata description in one of the affected languages

Expected results

I can edit wikidata descriptions

Actual results

Edits appear to succeed but my descriptions aren't saved


Environments observed

App version: All
OS versions: All
Device model: All
Device language: All

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likely the same bug as in T212633.
If you edit a description in Cantonese, the description is saved on Wikidata under zh-yue instead yue.
yue is the content language of

JMinor triaged this task as Medium priority.
JMinor added subscribers: chelsyx, JMinor.

@chelsyx Just FYI there was a bug which excluded some languages from wikidata edit feature. I expect the impact to be small, but we may see a bump in usage with 6.2 release.