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Talk:Environment Survey/MediaWiki Extensions/Criteria

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Latest comment: 14 years ago by in topic Browser compability

Missing criteria?

I am completely missing the requirement for proper i18n and L10n here. I think they should be a formal requirement. Siebrand 00:01, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

P.s. why do I have to fill out a capcha for the above?
Some more detail:
  • All UI elements containing text should be using the wfLoadExtensionMessages methods
  • Whereever available, all MediaWiki i18n features should be usable and used (plural, grammar, gender) in a user's language preference
  • All numbers, dates, times should be formatted to a user's language preference when part of the UI. Timestamps should not be used in running sentences (use separated date/time variables)
  • Messages should not be stuck together. Even though this may work for a few languages besides English, it is bound to give issues with many other languages
  • Whenever icons are used that can have culturally defined symbols, they should be localisable (see f.e. $imageFiles in MessagesEn.php)
  • No UI text elements should be formatted in a fixed way (think comma separated lists (use $wgLang->commaList()), pipe separators, text in parentheses, etc.)
There is probably an i18n/L10n handbook somewhere that describe a few more requirements in a much more complete and comprehensible way...Siebrand 00:09, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

That's a great point. I've added that to the list of criteria. Thanks for the feedback Arash Boostani 05:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Browser compability

Why are we browser-vendor specific and not W3C-Standard-HTML specific? -- 14:49, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Reply