Fix translateAndCapitalizeNamespaces for Portuguese
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Description

Originally from: http://sourceforge.net/p/pywikipediabot/bugs/1323/
Reported by: heldergeovane
Created on: 2011-06-30 14:48:20

Per discussion on
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipédia:Esplanada/propostas/Incentivar_o_uso_de_"Imagem"_em_vez_de_"Arquivo"_ou_"Ficheiro"_(12mar2011)?uselang=en
please, change the function translateAndCapitalizeNamespaces (from cosmetic_changes.py) so that the bots stop doing the following chnges:

  • Image --> Ficheiro
  • File --> Ficheiro
  • Arquivo --> Ficheiro
  • Imagem --> Ficheiro

This is necessary in order to avoid linguistic problems, considering that "Arquivo" is the preferred word on Brazil but "Ficheiro" is preferred on Portugal.

For image files, the word "Imagem" is common to both Portuguese variants, and as such it is preferred, so this should be the name used when changing the namespace name of images. The use of "Ficheiro" and "Arquivo" is preferred only for other kinds of files (such as PDF or OGG), which are not images.

So, in short, the bots should do the following changes:

  • For images (i.e. files with one of the following extensions: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, svg, tiff, tif), change:
    • Image --> Imagem
    • File --> Imagem
    • Ficheiro --> Imagem
    • Arquivo --> Imagem

*For other files (i.e. files with one of the following extensions: xcf, pdf, mid, ogg, ogv, djvu, oga):

  • Arquivo --> Do not change (we should respect the variant used by the editors)
  • Ficheiro --> Do not change (we should respect the variant used by the editors)
  • File --> Do not change (or change randomly to "Ficheiro" or "Arquivo", since it is indeed a "file" and both pt and pt-BR are acceptable)
  • Image --> Do not change (or change randomly to "Ficheiro" or "Arquivo", since it is indeed a "file" and both pt and pt-BR are acceptable)
  • Imagem --> Do not change (or change randomly to "Ficheiro" or "Arquivo", since it is indeed a "file" and both pt and pt-BR are acceptable)

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Legoktm created this task.Oct 5 2013, 4:49 AM

Raising the priority since this bug is still afecting bots on every Portuguese wikis.

  • priority: 5 --> 7

The bot doesn't see the extension of that links. For implement this behavior, that code needs to be redesigned. Maybe a future feature. If there is a way for fixing namespace aliases without looking at the extension, we could do it sooner. I've deactivated translateAndCapitalizeNamespaces for the file namespace now.

  • assigned_to: nobody --> xqt
  • status: open --> open-later

I guess the prio could be degraded since the code is deactivated

  • priority: 7 --> 5

It was reported against compat, but probably exists in the same code that appears in core.

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Removed compat, as this feature request is unlikely to be implemented there.

Hi. This bug is rather old. Is the issue reported here still happening? Thanks.

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MarcoAurelio raised the priority of this task from Normal to Needs Triage.Dec 2 2017, 6:55 PM

(retriage needed, no action on this since years)