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Interwiki link to minnan not working
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Author: timwi

Originally submitted by Tomos (wiki_tomos) 2004-06-28 04:23

I am not sure where I am supposed to report this.
Appreciate if you can tell me where to, if not here.

Feature request? Wikitech-l? Or perhaps anyone of
these is acceptable.

Anyhow, it was pointed out that interwiki links to minnan
wikipedia does not work. Minnan is a dialect of chenese,
and there may be no ISO language code.

According to

the wikipedia is currently at

  • Additional comments ------------------------

Date: 2004-07-12 03:16
Sender: nobody
Logged In: NO

For an example of a non-working Minnan interlanguage link, see:

Many other examples exist.

Date: 2004-08-07 03:43
Sender: SF user vibber

What is the correct localized name to display in the language

link list?

Date: 2004-08-11 09:19
Sender: SF user jarsyl

Currently interlanguage links to the
site seem to work (I can't read Minnan) but are also being
displayed for everyone to see on their origin pages. The
"current events" page at is one such
example. It seems the non-standard (longer than two letters)

language code is throwing things off.

Date: 2004-08-11 09:28
Sender: SF user vibber

The reason it doesn't show with the language links is that it's
not defined
in the language names table. Someone needs to decide what the
appropriate name text should be so we can add it once and for


Date: 2004-08-11 09:57
Sender: SF user jarsyl

As someone who doesn't understand the Minnan dialect, and so
who doesn't really have a right to make this decision, I
would like to propose "minnan" as the name text, since that
is what is used in the URL for the relevant Wikipedia (and

in fact is what is used in the interlanguage links as well).

Date: 2004-08-12 14:54
Sender: SF user hashar

According to the ./languages/names.php the minnan
translation is :

Date: 2004-08-13 02:40
Sender: SF user wikipedian

According to the 'native
name' is Blor Bl-ghe minnan Wikipedia
itself writes Blg we should use it:

Version: unspecified
Severity: major



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wikibug.5.starfury wrote:

*** Bug 138 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

timwi wrote:

Is this still a problem?

share2002nov wrote:

The name shown below is understandable to all Minnan speakers. Other names exist.

Please avoid "Minnan" or "Min-nan", which is a Mandarin pronunciation (i.e.

beesley wrote:

*** Bug 151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

RainerBielefeldNG wrote:

It still is a problem, that the hyperlink in the source will not be sorted to
"Wikipedia in other languages". The problem seems to eb the length of the string
"minnan". If I replace it by "en", the link will be sorted correctly into
"Wikipedia in other languages".


RainerBielefeldNG wrote:

The problem, that the WIKI software does not recognize the interwiki-link still
exists, if I shorten "minnan" to "min" and disappears, when I shorten it to "mi"
(of course, it will not be shown in the interwiki list, because we have no "mi:"
WIKIPEDIA. I am quite sure, that it is a problem with the length. So I amend Summary


Restored subject. This has nothing to do with the length; 'minnan' is not yet included in the list of language links so is not
included. 'tlh' has been deliberately left off.

kaihsu wrote:

Seems to be working now.

wikibug.5.starfury wrote:

Yes, seems to be fixed. [[:minnan:...]] is now linkted to .