Hi all,
What I don't understand is the need to keep all labels blank until
they are updated by hand. Especially for biographical articles, it
would be nice to have original spellings of the person's name, even if
it's Chinese or something else really far away from English. That
might serve as a prompt to people to update the label more than blank,
no? Take a look at this person:

There are so many variants in spelling of the name, but I consider
them all correct, depending on the source. In the case of historical
people, can't a bot go through and update the labels so that queries
will return something? Anything is better than blank, I think.

2014-05-05 10:57 GMT+02:00, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>:
> Hoi,
> When the "other languages" box needs to become more flexible, it is a
> different problem that has nothing to do with the ability to understand
> what statements are made. At this time it is an absolute inability when
> there is no label in *YOUR* language.
> Thanks,
>      GerardM
> On 5 May 2014 10:21, Daniel Kinzler <daniel.kinz...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>> Am 05.05.2014 01:35, schrieb Joe Filceolaire:
>> > I agree with Gerard that you only edit your language label in the
>> 'label' edit
>> > box. If the label box is showing the label in a fallback language then
>> it should
>> > be visually different - greyed out and italic for instance or like the
>> 'edit
>> > label in English' text. If a user wants to edit other language labels
>> then that
>> > is what the 'in other languages' boxes are for.
>> That's probably a good approach, but would need the "other languages" box
>> to
>> become more flexible, and include aliases. It's also strange to have it
>> visually
>> separate from the thing you actually want to change. Not easy to get this
>> right.
>> -- daniel
>> --
>> Daniel Kinzler
>> Senior Software Developer
>> Wikimedia Deutschland
>> Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
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