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Multilingual user page rewrite rules or redirections
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Media wiki should propose a multilingual user page rewrite rules or redirections to display more easily ones profile.
For example, in fr.w, if I enter my profile name in English in the URL bar, it will be automatically converted in French, eg:

"" is rewritten in:

Would it be possible to develop this function on mediawiki (or at least on Commons) please?
Thank you.

Version: unspecified
Severity: minor



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 10:48 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz20798.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

Basically, this bug is asking for localized namespace aliases in the user language rather than the content language.

There are countless issues and obstacles in implementing this; I strongly suggest WONTFIX.

  1. User: works on all language wikis, it's the canonical name. Same as Category, Template, etc.
  2. Loading different localizations for the namespaces so they can all be (potentially) resolved sounds like way too much overhead for a _very_ marginal benefit. Not to mention not easily feasible within MW right now, per comment #1.


  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 10342 ***