I noticed the minimum MW version required isn't updated too often either, I changed that from 1.25 to 1.27 earlier today to match what the extension distributor provides (>= 1.27).
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I tried now with the latest git snapshot and it works, so I suppose you can disregard this report. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Nov 18 2017
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May 23 2016
On second thoughts, helppage-top-gethelp is only a label, so I still can't make the link point elsewhere, e.g. a local help page. So the feature request is still valid...
So this is documented in a meta page that was rejected to go in mediawiki.org. Weird. I was just looking for the "meta.wikimedia" string in the list - the search feature in Special:AllMessages isn't exactly helpful as it only allows to search for string IDs. Though in this case even being able to search into arguments would fail.
May 9 2016
This is unit #111:
May 8 2016
Oh and while you're at it, try to translate string #140 without getting a broken numbered list.
FWIW, this is not only about <br/>, it's about unmatched "special" chars in general. String #131 in the same file poses the same problem due to ")" being used to list a few items in a sentence.
May 6 2016
OK, I'm told collation is utf8_general_ci
Apr 25 2016
$wgDBTableOptions = "ENGINE=InnoDB, DEFAULT CHARSET=binary";
This is MariaDB 10.0.20. As for collation, I'm not sure - this is a shared server and MW was installed by someone else long ago. How do I find out?