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Expose Traditional Chinese variant in addition to Simplified Chinese for services supporting it
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Translation services such as Google Translate (and maybe others from those we support) provides support for two variants of Chinese (simplified and traditional). However, in Content translation, only one (simplified) is exposed to the users when translating to Chinese Wikipedia.

This ticket proposes to expose both variants for those engines that support them, allowing users to choose their preferred one. We need to consider the technical aspects to expose the variant but also how to present it to users.


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I think the problem is not about exposing Traditional Chinese in addition to Simplified Chinese. Currently, Wikipedia only allow zh, which is a good things since split the two like on translatewiki.net stress out maintenances for maintaining two variants. When you finish translating and go back to the translated version, the LanguageConverter will do its job and convert to the variant the user wanted on Wikipedia sites. The problem is the LanguageConverter is not part of the parsoid, and all the application uses parsoid are not supporting LanguageConverter (Flow and translate). Exposing it as another language is a BAD idea. But letting user choose a variant in Content Translation and let the current LanguageConverter do its job is the GOOD one.

Maybe we can add a <select> on Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-personal-i18n