Template talk:LangSwitch

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Do this template change the way translation is done?

Hi, thanks Johan_G for your work. I would like to know if this template changes the way pages should be translated or I must just follow the instructions here Help:Translate. Thanks. Sa7k (talk) 12:45, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi,
the translation process is still the same. This template should only be used in templates that are included on various (translated) pages. By using the switch, we can for example have a single {{News}}, rather than {{Fr/News}}, {{Nl/News}} etc.
Gijs (talk) 14:24, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
PS: I've just updated {{News}} to use this template, so you can check it for a live example ;-)
Thanks for bringing this confusion up, so we can clarify it. :-)
I added a hatnote to the top of Help:Translate with a link to Help:Templates#Translating templates as well as tried to make it more clear in the template's documentation that the template is mainly meant for template translation.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 16:18, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Aaah, ok. Thanks both for explaining. Sa7k (talk) 19:11, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Moving to Lang switch – too late?

While I named this specifically after the template on Wikimedia Commons I mimicked, I do dislike CamelCase titles (I consider them as being less readable), and besides there is no fundamental necessity to follow the naming used on other wikis, as long as our template is properly documented and categorised etc.

I have considered moving this template from Template:LangSwitch, {{LangSwitch}}, to Template:Lang switch, {{lang switch}}.

After having seen What links here though, I am considering not moving this template, as it would require some editing otherwise not needed. At the other hand, if I would wait I would in time pass the point of no return.

Any further thoughts?

P.S. I know I seem very picky, and trust me I know I am. ;-)

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 00:40, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

We can run the bot to change all references to this template when needed; just let me know. I don't really care what it's called, but having the same name as Wikipedia can help, as it makes it easier to keep up with updates etc...
Gijs (talk) 19:47, 7 December 2013 (UTC)