Within the next couple of weeks, the Wikimedia Foundation Web team will move links to wikis in different languages from the sidebar to a button on the top of the page.
This will make it easier to switch between language versions of Wikimedia projects. The original language list will no longer appear on the sidebar.
- Why we are changing this
Links to languages located in the sidebar are difficult to find. These are often shown last, in the bottom corner of the screen. It requires scrolling down the page to use them.
As a consequence, many readers are not aware of the variety of languages available. They do not know how to find information in another language without leaving the wiki and using an external search engine.
- Gadgets' compatibility
Some gadgets and user scripts might need to be updated or might become redundant or obsolete. We provide support for users who would like to maintain the compatibility.
- Did you know…
… that the Language Team is working on an improved language selector? Various improvements are taken into consideration. This will include adding new interliki links as well as beginning new translations directly from the Universal Language Selector.
- Let's work together
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- Share your ideas and ask questions on our talk page.
- Create a task on Phabricator and add
desktop-improvementstag or write to us if you notice a bug.
- Translate the documentation on MediaWiki.org.
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