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Scale: translation of aliases
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While the vast majority of Growth features will be translated via TranslateWiki, one outstanding element are page aliases, which are the strings that go in URLs for things like "Special:Homepage", etc. It would be nice, but not critical, if we had a solution to easily translate those.

This has been mentioned and discussed in comments like T246939#6014321 and T234846#5912192, and in the discussions below those comments.

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@Trizek-WMF @Tgr @Catrope @kostajh -- something I'm not clear on is how aliases usually get translated. For instance, "Special:Recent Changes" or "Special:Watchlist" -- how did those get translated for each wiki?

Reedy added a subscriber: Reedy.EditedApr 15 2020, 2:14 AM

@Trizek-WMF @Tgr @Catrope @kostajh -- something I'm not clear on is how aliases usually get translated. For instance, "Special:Recent Changes" or "Special:Watchlist" -- how did those get translated for each wiki?

Change the alias files in the repo (for extensions). In core it's at https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki/blob/master/languages/messages/MessagesEn.php

You can't do it on translatewiki for a long time due to T109235: Re-enable Special:AdvancedTranslate on translatewiki.net