Since 2004 the save button on Japanese Wikipedia has been customised to be much longer than is necessary: https://ja.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Savearticle&action=history
It was changed from (rough Google translations):
- Save page
- Save as there is no problem with copyright
- Post with full understanding and consent of the following statement
Newer versions refer to "the above copyright statement", which in the VE is just wrong (the copyright statement appears below). The copyright statement itself also states that the user agrees to the terms by clicking save/publish, so this extra legalese is unnecessary, and is not present on any other wiki.
In WikiEditor this much longer message was not much a problem, so nothing was done:
But since then new editors have been introduced (VE, CX, ...) that reuse these messages and expect them to be relatively short translations of "Save/Publish page/article/changes"
This creates a cramped UI experience:
This would've been even worse on mobile until recently when we created new "short" versions of the messages ("Publish" vs "Publish changes"):
We should reach out to the ja.wiki community and suggest they revert to the default translations provided by the software.