ProZ.com Wiki:Language policy

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This page describes the current multi-lingual policy on the ProZ.com wiki.

Creating multi-lingual content

  • English is the main reference language, and all root pages should be named and written in English.
  • Other languages should be placed in an appropriately named sub-page of the English version. Ex. the Spanish version of Translation in Argentina should be at Translation in Argentina/es.
  • Language sub-pages should be named using the appropriate language code for that language (see below).
  • If an international version of a page exists but an English version does not, then please create a stub article for the English version as this aids navigation.
  • Include the following text at the top of the root page itself, and on each of its language sub-pages:
{{Languages}}

This automatically creates links to any language sub-pages that exist, e.g. Translation in Argentina/es, Translation in Argentina/fr.

Language codes

Throughout the ProZ.com wiki you should use the language codes specified by the MediaWiki software when creating language-specific content (see Names.php for the full and up-to-date list).

Please also bear the following in mind:

  • If the language code is not found in Names.php then we should not host pages in that language.
  • If you want to add a language that is not present, first get it added to the software (by making a request at MediaWiki Bugzilla) and only add pages here once the changes have been accepted.
  • If MediaWiki uses the 'incorrect' code for a language then you should also (for consistency) use that incorrect code here. If you think a code is incorrect you should discuss it on MediaWiki Bugzilla, and if this results in it being changed we will move the pages to match.
  • Note that some language codes in Names.php are now deprecated (e.g. zh-yue has been replaced with yue). In these cases only the most recent code should be used.

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