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Support GENDER in messages containing "user", "username", "administrator" etc. in reference to a specific user
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Author: progval+mediawiki

Description:
In many languages (French in my case, but also a lot of Slavic languages according to http://www.mail-archive.com/wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org/msg04551.html), “user” (among many words) has two translations according to the gender of the user (in French, it is “utilisateur” for men and “utilisatrice” for women).

Some calls to *Template->msg() do provide the username, either for rendering it or specifically for the {{GENDER}} tag (whose syntax is {{GENDER:username|masculine form|male form|neutral form}}), but many of them do not.

For instance, in includes/actions/InfoAction.php, the user referred to in “$this->msg( 'pageinfo-lastuser' )” can be known by the code at this point, but is not passed to $this->msg(), which prevents translators from providing the appropriate gender.

So, my request is to make — as far as possible; I know all such instances cannot be found automatically — all those calls provide the user name.
A good start could be running this command: grep "this->msg(.*user[^,]*)" includes/ -ri


Version: 1.23.0
Severity: minor

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 2:41 AM
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bzimport created this task.Nov 14 2013, 8:53 PM

Missing gender on messages is Internationalization -> moving

FYI: Usually unspecified bugs like this does not find a developer to process.

Tip: It is better, when you can list the necessary messages, which needs extra gender parameter and you can create a bug per topic, where the messages was found.

Created attachment 15930
List of (most) potentially affected messages to check

The request is correct, but in practice this is a duplicate of the tracking bug 30443.

(In reply to db from comment #1)

Tip: It is better, when you can list the necessary messages, which needs
extra gender parameter and you can create a bug per topic, where the
messages was found.

Indeed, that's the same advice I gave to Macofe for https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Thread:Support/GENDER_support_for_%27user%27_and_%27username%27

Unless of course Shirayuki's detective magic provides us with a list of messages to fix.

(In reply to Valentin Lorentz from comment #0)

A good start could be running this command: grep "this->msg(.*user[^,]*)"
includes/ -ri

I prefer: find . -name en.json -exec grep -E '": ".+(user|user name|administrator|translator|bureaucrat)[^s]' {} \;

I attach the output (721 messages across core + all gerrit extensions).

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 23 2015, 12:55 AM

Looks like per some existing messages, something like {{GENDER:$WATCHINGUSERNAME|masculine|feminine|gender-neutral}} may work?