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Wikilove places messages in Interface Language
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Wikilove places messages in interface language of the user who using wikilove to pass appreciation. It should either be in wiki language or be like other interface messages (switch languages per user.)

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Praveenp created this task.Aug 29 2013, 1:32 AM

I'm not really sure what the best behavior here is. I could imagine arguments for the current behavior as well as the behavior you are suggesting. I'm going to CC some of the i18n folks and see if they have any thoughts.

Here's a rephrasing of the question...
If a Spanish user sends a WikiLove message to a Russian user on Commons, should the title and header of the WikiLove post be in Spanish, Russian, or English (the default language on Commons)?

I would support a format like {{int:message}}, because it will serve everyone equally.

(In reply to comment #1)

If a Spanish user sends a WikiLove message to a Russian user on Commons,
should
the title and header of the WikiLove post be in Spanish, Russian, or English
(the default language on Commons)?

Russian would be best localized for the recipient, if that is based on the UI language setting of the recipient at the time the wikilove is given. English (default content language of the wiki) would be acceptable. Spanish would be wrong in my opinion, as we have no information that the recipient is able to understand the love in that language...

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