please add Ukrainian as a language selector for links

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please add Ukrainian as a language selector for links

maaliskuu 21, 2022, 10:34 pm

hi! the Ukraine is a founding member of the United Natios.
please see ,.^

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 22, 2022, 6:34 am


The Ukrainian-language Wikipedia article on President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for example, deserves better than to languish as "Language : English".

PS. While you're at it, please could we also have a catch-all editable "Other" and/or "Leave blank", as used for example on "Add/edit other authors"?


Edited to add the Russified touchstone the LT system seems to have settled on, and refuses to combine, Vladimir Zelenskiy.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 22, 2022, 7:54 am

It's there: just click "show all languages" under the language field before opening the dropdown menu, then search for Ukrainian. Hope this helps!

ETA: I just reread the OP. I must be misunderstanding. Which section on the author page are you looking at, exactly?

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 7:59 am

>1 gangleri: Yes, and in general more options for the language choice in author page Links would be useful.

Side-question: in the example you gave Natalia Klitschko
I have changed the CK gender from "male" to "female" (think was just an error in your CK) but also I saw you've recorded an other name in CK as "KLITSCHKO, Natalia". Is there any value to record this? My instinct as English speaker is we don't care about caps as an alternate name (unless the author has made a special case for themselves with unusual caps). Maybe this is better to record in non-English CK, if another language gives more significance to capital style, or just in your own books if it's only for your preference to see caps. I'm sure other helpers would simply erase it out of English CK as being unnecessary, so you might want to give this some thought.

>3 kristilabrie: On an author page, when adding or editing in the Links section (top right), there is a drop down language selection.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 8:05 am

>3 kristilabrie: Never mind, I found it! That should be an easy-ish fix.

For devs:
1. go to an author page with links such as
2. click to edit the Links section on the right of the page
3. click to edit an existing link or add a new link
4. see that the Language dropdown menu doesn't have an option to "show all languages" like for book-edit pages. We should add this here.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 8:06 am

>3 kristilabrie:

It's the "links" section.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 22, 2022, 8:50 am

>4 Nevov:

you've recorded an other name in CK as "KLITSCHKO, Natalia". Is there any value to record this?

No, none, that is the exact same name, just with capital letters and last name first.
I've removed it.

ETA: when that field is edited, one sees quite clearly that it is for Pen names, pseudonyms, aliases, noms de plume. Unfortunately, many people misuse it, and include things like transliterations.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 22, 2022, 10:46 am

Ukrainian has been added to that dropdown.

Update: rolling this back as it was more complicated than I realized.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 9:10 am

>8 knerd.knitter: Brilliant. Thank you.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 9:14 am

How about a Ukrainian language site while we're at it? Just spitballing here...

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 22, 2022, 9:18 am

>10 davidgn: Do you volunteer to translate the site into Ukrainian? There is no much point in having the site if there is no one to translate the site into it. Or at least start.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 10:51 am

Rolling this back as it was more complicated than I realized

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 11:41 am

>11 AnnieMod: Not something I can do, but it would seem that if this were going to be done, now would be the time. Worth sounding for interest.

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 2:31 pm

thanks to all! i notified that Ukrainian is selectable now.
i corrected Weisband, Marina as well.
the capitalisation is for users from non-LATN script languages. in order to distinguish FAMILY NAMES from given names in esperanto world / wikipedia this is a long custom. ERNST, Max both names can be given names.
i need to rush. thanks for all support!

maaliskuu 22, 2022, 2:45 pm

p.s. is a tool from the wikipedia in german.

you may see that the auther is mentioned at LibraryThink. the last link about libraries with books of this author is "Eintrag in LibraryThink".

a friend maintaining the tool "Personensuche" made the change about two weeks ago.
all persons having an article in the wikipedia in german and having the wikidata identifier
"LibraryThing author ID" will do it. there are 96xx aithors for now.

maaliskuu 23, 2022, 9:52 am

sorry for this:
my brother created for Selenskyj, Wolodymyr and added most Authority Control links including IMDb.

neither he, eaven after signing out and logging in again, nor i was able to change the language to Ukrainian for the uk.wikipedia link.
a work on his Wishlist collection is:

is there an immediate way to combine authers. normaly it takes some days to combine authors.
thanks for any help!

huhtikuu 8, 2022, 3:29 pm

>12 knerd.knitter: "Rolling this back as it was more complicated than I realized"

Is this just waiting for a couple of hours of the LT uncomplicator's time (or whatever whoever's job title is), or is it basically not going to happen this side of LT v.2, if ever? Thanks.

huhtikuu 8, 2022, 3:51 pm

>17 Cynfelyn: Rolling back as in not happening right now.

heinäkuu 9, 2022, 9:53 am

Bumping as hit another one of these today.

Alternately, if the complication hit in >12 knerd.knitter: was specifically about adding more languages into the menus, would it be worth thinking about instead changing one of the existing least-used languages into "Other"? We would benefit from having that option to choose, as >2 Cynfelyn: mentions, for a catch-all, even going into LT2 version of the author pages. (Wikipedia is currently running at 327 language editions, for context.)

toukokuu 29, 10:29 am

Is there any update on this? It's currently not possible to add at list Ukrainian links and series names.