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The "ago" mechanism is untranslatable due to sentence split
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[[MediaWiki:Ago]] and friends generate untranslatable strings, according to Shirayuki's assessment of MF-Warburg's requirements for German at


  • 2 months
  • 2 months ago
  • 2 days
  • 2 days ago

[should become]

  • 2 Monate
  • vor 2 Monaten
  • 2 Tage
  • vor 2 Tagen

(the problem is that the output currently is "antwortete [replied] vor 2 Tage").»

Previous discussion:$1_ago%22%29_cannot_work#{{msg-mw|ago}}_cannot_work_16901

Version: 1.24rc
See also: T66430: getHumanTimestamp issues (tracking)
Severity: normal



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:28 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz67959.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

Thanks Andre for editing the summary. To clarify, I had left the report in General/Unknown because this "feature" was added by a team developing some extension for their own purposes and it's not yet clear if the problem should be solved in core. Hopefully, no core interface is using this mechanism yet and i18n of core is not affected.

So basically this bug is requesting that these things be moved to using MWTimestamp::getHumanTimestamp?

For Hungarian correct handling of $1 ago would require

Still having interests? The original issue is about an archived #MediaWiki-extensions-Moodbar

Aklapper triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 4 2022, 8:07 PM
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Bug Report".