Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#4675 closed enhancement (fixed)

Reduce size of / move "Available Languages" Bar

Reported by: jeffmeyer Owned by: Grant Slater
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: wiki Version:
Keywords: languages Cc:

Description

Is there any way to reduce or eliminate the amount of space eaten up by the Languages bar at the top of each wiki page? Wikipedia puts this in the left-nav, which makes it much less intrusive on page content.

Bakcground: Use of this code:

{{Languages|ns=|Main Page}}

at the top of many wiki pages ends up eating up a ton of valuable real estate at the top of each page - see: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s266/sh/a9bcb911-39e3-477f-b4b4-7cbc27dfcc01/381b8c9e41fd5c08c8ead38bec0b4807

Any alternative that reduces the amount of vertical screen space for this information would be great. For example, why not collapse the list by default, the same way "Other Languages" are currently collapsed by default.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Tordanik

Afaik there are plans to install the Translate extension along with the next Mediawiki upgrade. If the experiments with it go well, we could replace the existing translation templates with that system.

So fine-tuning the Languages template may not make much sense anymore. Moving this functionality to the sidebar now could even make a migration harder if it is implemented in such a way that it can no longer be edited by regular users, thus requiring admin intervention for each of the potentially frequent changes during that migration period.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 years ago by federicoleva@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Replying to Tordanik:

Afaik there are plans to install the Translate extension along with the next Mediawiki upgrade. If the experiments with it go well, we could replace the existing translation templates with that system.

So fine-tuning the Languages template may not make much sense anymore.

+1 I think it's safe to close this, I opened https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4834 instead. Forgive me if I misinterpreted.

comment:3 Changed 6 weeks ago by Tigerfell

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 Changed 6 weeks ago by Tigerfell

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Just for the protocol: this was actually fixed in the meantime. The size was reduced.

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