MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag , Locale
Description Allows to use XML-style language tags to markup different languages, and display them properly
Author(s) István Király (LaKingtalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2013-10-28)
MediaWiki 1.21+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GPL
  • $wgLanguageTagLanguages
Quarterly downloads 5 (Ranked 140th)
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The LanguageTag extension allows to use XML-style language tags to markup different languages, and display them according the markup, and the user language setting.
This extension may and should be used together with the UniversalLanguageSelector extension, to give the user the ability to choose his locale.

Usage edit

It can be used on a per-page basis. Installed and activated it will parse XML language tags, like <en>text</en> and display it only if the user language is english.

<en>'''This''' is some text in English. It will only be visible for users in English locale.</en>
<de>Dies ist ein deutschsprachiger Text.</de>
<hu>Ez a mediawiki magyar hangja. Írásban.</hu>

If the user Language does not match, the extension will include the text in the html page, as a comment.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted LanguageTag folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/LanguageTag
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'LanguageTag' );
    $wgLanguageTagLanguages = array( "en", "de", "hu" ); // Adjust that array to set what language tag's should be parsed.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.