On 27/01/11 21:40, Manuel Schneider wrote: > If you don't like the website, it is on you to define that precisely and > offer improvement, instead of ranting.
My main problem with the current setup remains multilingual support. You made it a little bit better, e.g. when one clicks on a link for a page in French, the interface text switches to French, but there are still problems -- and I don't know if/how we can solve them. Example: * go to the main page, click "French", you get the page in French * minor problem: the URL switches to a complicated one with "index.php" and parameters * major problem: Click any link in the left bar menu; you get to the corresponding page in English, with the interface back to English. Maybe we can solve this by postfixing every link with "/fr", and even using external links (adding the ?uselang=fr parameters) instead of wikilinks. I know how to set the translation for the left side menu, but haven't found out how to set a different link for every language. Or maybe there is another solution ? The mean reason for using Mediawiki is that we are all familiar with it; if we have to hardcode the language of the interface into every single link, it suddenly loses most of its appeal. To me, this problem is a show stopper: a user should select his language once, and always be shown pages in this language (if they exist, of course). Maybe it is doable with Mediawiki and I just don't know how; maybe it would require a bit of programming work that Wikimedia CH could fund (improving multilingual support in Mediawiki would be a very good fit for Swiss donations). Or maybe it is just impossible, in which case we should look for another tool. In comparison to this, questions of design are secondary (in my opinion). The content should be a priority too, but this is somewhat unrelated to the actual tools we are using. Frédéric _______________________________________________ http://wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website Wikimediach-l mailing list https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l