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Hi,

I'm the Hebrew translation team coordinator
(http://translate.fedoraproject.org/teams/he) and after reading
your call (http://ianweller.org/2008/05/19/hello-mediawiki.html)
tried to test the new MediaWiki infrastructure.

Generally we know MediaWiki has excellent l18n support (including
Hebrew support) which is evidenced on http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki.

However, looking at https://publictest1.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Main_Page
brought some questions:

1. I didn't see any explicit language selection box.
   Is localized support gone or should it be auto-selected
   according the the browser language preferences?
   I tested the later option with my FF set to (he,es,en).
   Since I got back English I assume there is no automatic
   language selection.

   The best (IMO) could be automatic language by browser
   preference, with an override option on the pages (like in fp.o)

2. Because of (1.) above, I couldn't check if the wiki has
   localized controls. The existing wiki have partial Hebrew
   control/navigation (done by upstream). Wikipedia has full
   localized navigation. What would we get in Fedora deployment
   of MediaWiki?

3. Another important topic is Hebrew content. Since Hebrew is
   an RTL (Right-to-Left) language (like Arabic, Farsi and some
   others) there need to be specific support for this.

   MediaWiki have the required infrastructure (as can be seen
   in the wikipedia link above). Is it correctly installed/configured
   in Fedora?

   BTW: About two months ago when we started the Hebrew team we had
        this problem with the current wiki and it was solved very
        nicely by ricky (at fp.o) using some simple css modifications.
        [example http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/he_IL/FedoraMain]

Unrelated issue: I cannot login to the test server. Tried
both my FAS login and the old wiki login. Both fail (which
would hamper further testing).

Bye and thanks for the (huge) work. I'm sure the migration would
be a big step forward even if there are minor hiccups at the
begginning.
   

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