Proposal:Multilanguage categories

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Summary

Support for multilanguage categories in commons.

Proposal

Change MediaWiki in the way to allow users use their native language at all.

Motivation

Currently uploading PD/cc-by-sa images to native wiki counts as not good. Free images must be uploaded to commons. But native wiki translated to language of wiki (f.e. french), and uploader can use his own language to create/assign categories. In commons user must use foreign language. This creating a difficulty for many people.

Key Questions

How to create system, where initial name of category is non-english?

Potential Costs

  • Partial mediawiki rewriting.

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