Content, page and user language

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Semantic MediaWiki is mostly concerned with the following three languages provided by MediaWiki:

  • Site content language (or content language), the language in which the content of a page is written in wikitext by default. Set by the system administrator via the "LocalSettings.php" file.
  • Page content language (or page language), the language in which the content of a page is explicitly written in wikitext. Set by the user via the interlanguagelink parser function (see extension "Semantic Interlanguage Links").
  • User interface language (or user language), the language a user chooses to operate in. Set by the user via special page "Preferences".

Notes

Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.0 implements some rudimentary support to incorporate some of those different language options and more closely pays attention to the intended language of a content (denoted through the page content language).

MediaWiki also operates with other so called language variants which are of lesser concern for Semantic MediaWiki.

See also