Search all languages
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Author: brian

Description:
It is currently not possible to search all languages
unless you search through an external search engine, but I
don't think most people realise how this works, and the
convenient links to other search engines won't be
available once we get the new database servers.

I show below an unsigned comment that came from
[[Meta:Wikimedia site feedback]]:

Today I was looking for "Kalignost" which happens to be a
german brandname for tetraphenylborate. The english
language search didn't come up with anything, not even
links to "other languages" ... with reference to the
previous point, I would think this could be helpful ...


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44038
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44420

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyApr 7 2005, 3:44 AM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 7 2005, 3:45 AM

brian wrote:

And here's the section that was immediately above that on
[[Meta:Wikimedia site feedback]]:

word count for wikipedia "other languages" links?

I can read a few languages fluently and make sense of quite some
more, so I find the "other languages" links quite useful. However,
if there is a range of other language articles available, all
different, of course, it becomes hard to judge which ones bear
looking at. How hard would it be to append a word count to the links?

:Hi. I suggest that you discuss such features on wikitech-
l@wikimedia.org. We hope that one day we could choose the languages
to see in our preferences. Thanks. [[User:Anthere|Anthere]] 18:38, 1
Mar 2005 (UTC)

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2005, 9:23 AM

gangleri wrote:

related topics?:
bug 1837: Search all languages
bug 1640: add title searching across all wikis

brion added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2005, 10:54 PM
  • Bug 1640 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
brion added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2005, 10:55 PM

Might be possible by restructuring the lucene index; currently we have a
separate index for each wiki, but in theory we could roll them all together and
key on some group / language fields to restrict to single wikis or allow
searching a bunch.

Not sure how feasible this is, but might experiment with it.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 13 2006, 11:23 PM

Wiki.Melancholie wrote:

Have a look on [[wikicities:Special:Search]] to see how this could work.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 13 2006, 11:33 PM

Wiki.Melancholie wrote:

Hmm, working link: http://wikicities.com/wiki/Special:Search

P.Copp added a comment.Via ConduitOct 20 2008, 11:27 AM

*** Bug 10044 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMay 5 2009, 1:38 PM

petr.castek wrote:

I suggest to add combobox with English, German, All language, optionally Current Language to a Search result page, and optionally to a search box in the left menu bar such as.
<pre><!--
<div id="p-search" class="portlet">

		<h5><label for="searchInput">Search</label></h5>
		<div id="searchBody" class="pBody">
			<form action="/w/index.php" id="searchform"><div>
				<input type='hidden' name="title" value="Special:Search"/>
				<input id="searchInput" name="search" type="text" title="Search Wikipedia [f]" accesskey="f" value="" />
				<input type='submit' name="go" class="searchButton" id="searchGoButton"	value="Go" title="Go to a page with this exact name if one exists" />&nbsp;
				<input type='submit' name="fulltext" class="searchButton" id="mw-searchButton" value="Search" title="Search Wikipedia for this text" />
			</div></form>
		</div>

</div>
--></pre>

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 19 2010, 2:21 AM

fences_and_windows wrote:

I don't seem to be able to vote, but as I signed up to Bugzilla especially... I vote for this!

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 22 2012, 11:55 AM

armbrust wrote:

There was a discussion between October and December last year about multilingual search at the Village Pump/Proposal of the en.Wikipedia (now archived there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28proposals%29/Archive_83#Multilingual_search_results_for_registered_Wikipedians.) There was a clear consensus to enable this feature for registered users on an opt-in basis.

Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitApr 22 2013, 9:14 AM
  • Bug 22420 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitApr 22 2013, 9:14 AM
  • Bug 44038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitApr 22 2013, 9:17 AM
  • Bug 47484 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
demon added a comment.Via ConduitOct 23 2013, 6:06 PM

WONTFIX for lsearchd. We already have bug 44420 tracking this in Cirrus.

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitOct 23 2013, 6:37 PM

(Thanks Chad for this bug triaging!)

(In reply to comment #14)

WONTFIX for lsearchd. We already have bug 44420 tracking this in Cirrus.

Uh? How are they related? That's about sister projects, this about languages: that feature was used in Special:Search, this could be e.g. in the project portals.

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