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Multilingual interface handling has been in in Tiki since the early versions. Therefore, it was possible to use Tiki in any of 30+ languages. Multilingual content handling was added in 1.9.x It makes it possible for a page or an article to have a corresponding page or article in another language.

Tiki is the "reference implementation" for the Cross-lingual Wiki Engine:

Wishlist

Open

RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) BiDi.css bug in RTL languageAshkanV10 high10 easy99
  • Patch
2014-08-080
(1) Missing "array_merge" when the custom.php file is created by Tiki (admin, I18n)Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist710 easy70
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
  • Bug
  • Easy for Newbie Dev
2020-07-147
hman-29 Mar 21
(0) Umbrella bug report for new missing tra() bugshman710 easy70
  • Usability
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
  • Bug
  • Easy for Newbie Dev
katy, luciash d' being 🧙2020-10-07136
hman-16 Apr 21
(0) Please branch off sub-languages of Germanhman610 easy60
  • Feature request
2020-08-140
(0) Need advice on escaping nasty stringhman7856
  • Support request
2020-08-141
hman-16 Aug 20
(0) Bing Machine Translation does not workRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties10 high50
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Regression
2016-08-043
ricks99-10 Aug 16
(0) 'Kyiv,' not 'Kiev'Mike Finko510 easy50
  • Feature request
2019-10-070
(0) Please update German localizationhman510 easy50
  • Usability
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2021-03-0529
hman-04 Apr 21
(0) Interactive translation: Use a color to indicate untranslated stringsMarc Laporte7749
  • Usability
  • Feature request
Henrique Mukanda2018-07-250
(0) Auto Toc with rtl languageBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist7749
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2018-09-090
(0) Upgrade 4.1->5.0 - Error : x01 : Fatal error on tra.phpBernard TREMBLAY9 high45
  • Error
  • Consistency
2010-07-090
(0) Display of many text after upgrade of a database coded UTF8 defined latin1 as UTF8 codeBernard TREMBLAY9 high45
  • Error
  • Regression
  • Consistency
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2010-07-105
trebly-12 Oct 10
(0) Translation Drop Down not Available in Wiki Structures and other language anomaliesrodrigososa9 high45
  • Error
  • Usability
2010-12-010
(0) i18n online translation brokenTorsten Fabricius ☺️945
  • Usability
  • Support request
  • Community projects
  • Regression
Leu2017-10-061
mikeua-22 Oct 15
(0) It is not possible to select back "unknown" as page language once a language has been assignedBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist6742
  • Usability
  • Regression
2020-06-222
hman-01 Jul 20
(0) In multilingual provided clearer guidance to user as to what language is most up to datealain_desilets840
  • Feature request
2010-01-290
(0) interactive translation on-use-off results in a 10x slow-downGergely840
  • Error
  • Usability
2010-09-123
Gergely-12 Sep 10
(0) TW5.1: database translation does not work for tiki-register.tplGergely840
  • Error
  • Usability
2010-10-170
(0) I10n: Edit a page in a language different than english results into a broken editpagedisplayDesertWolf840
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2011-01-133
Chealer9-17 Jan 11
(0) Language Custom and all language files system holding - Proposal [MOD] [ADD]Bernard TREMBLAY840
  • Feature request
Bernard TREMBLAY2011-01-250
(0) Translation of this page is incomplete - displays in wrong language.Dominic5840
  • Usability
  • Consistency
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2011-06-170
(0) Multigual File DescriptionsDominic840
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2011-11-080
(0) White page (wsod) if admin language is not an LTR language and database is not used to store filesBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist8540
  • Regression
2019-11-270
(0) Create a new language for Tiki, "generic"hman410 easy40
  • Feature request
2021-03-270
(1) Construction error in $lang, $lang_custom ??hman8540
  • Support request
2021-03-2910
jonnybradley-31 Mar 21
(0) 'View Articles' - page name not translatedhman410 easy40
  • Usability
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
  • Easy for Newbie Dev
2021-04-080
(0) Locale breaks on script tagspcraciunoiu735
  • Error
2009-06-130
(0) tiki-register.php and tiki-login.php ironinggezza735
  • Usability
2010-10-260
(0) i18n feature breaks wiki feature when language is changed to germanRamirezTerrix735
  • Usability
  • Regression
2011-01-110
(0) I10n: admin pages not displayed properlyDesertWolf735
  • Error
  • Usability
2011-01-130
(0) Machine Translation broken: results in empty pageRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties735
  • Regression
2011-02-040
(0) Module Switch Language changes language of multilingual structureDesertWolf735
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2011-05-160
(0) Available languages in mode "Restrict supported languages"Frank Guthausen7535
  • Usability
2013-10-282
marclaporte-25 Sep 12
(0) Autocomplete is broken on multilingual tracker text fields Jean-Marc Libs735
  • Bug
2017-11-210
(0) Tracker TextArea field multilingual parameter filter is not applied in plugin List (all language are displayed)Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist7535
  • Regression
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
  • Upgrade Blocker
2020-09-183
Bsfez-11 Jun 20
(0) Introduce an upload feature on I18N pagehman7535
  • Feature request
2020-07-260
(0) Language picker should be WYSIWYCAMarc Laporte6530
  • Usability
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2013-10-280
(0) Locking page removes translate linkGary Cunningham-Lee630
  • Usability
2008-12-050
(0) Completely multilingual Tiki not just WikiDominic630
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2012-07-017
marclaporte-08 Jun 11
(0) Custom string translation do not workalain_desilets630
  • Regression
2009-12-040
(0) $prefs.language does not work properly?daav630
  • Usability
  • Consistency
2010-03-2614
daav-30 Mar 10
(0) Unkown language applied to wiki pages created from structuredsRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties630
  • Usability
  • Feature request
2010-05-010
(0) 5.x: wiki "watch" emails come with iso-8859-1 to me even if chosen utf-8 everywhere in settings; other email okXavier de Pedro630
  • Usability
  • Regression
2010-06-040
(0) #3757 ADD : Language Custom and all language files system holding - Proposal MOD ADD for Trunk 7xBernard TREMBLAY630
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2011-01-260
(0) Interactive Translation produces WSODXavier de Pedro6530
  • Error
  • Regression
2016-07-040
(0) Please explain GUI dialoghman310 easy30
  • Support request
2021-03-1022
hman-14 Mar 21
(0) Some widely spoken languages missinghman3927
  • Usability
  • Feature request
  • Consistency
2020-10-142
hman-17 Oct 20
(0) Pages with same name not allowed? Mulilingual siteshfalk525
  • Error
  • Feature request
2011-11-102
luci-04 Dec 08
(0) multibyte-letter-wiki-document-name between double braces are not recognized.yuth1ker525
  • Usability
  • Feature request
2008-12-031
yuth1ker-14 Nov 08
(0) Only a testing-bug for Umlauts äöüamette25
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Regression
2009-04-241
sylvie-19 Mar 09
(0) Logic of language selectionPhil Jollans525
  • Feature request
2009-02-080
(0) Activating plugins doesn't invalidate cache and thus, plugin help doesn't appear on next page edit525
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Consistency
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2009-05-040
(0) "Change language for this page" in translate this page first stepArnaud HERVE252009-08-250
(0) Translation rightsArnaud HERVE25
  • Feature request
2017-07-240
(0) Comment into forums of various languagesArnaud HERVE252009-08-250
(0) Buttons for available languagesArnaud HERVE252009-08-273
gezza-26 Jan 12
(0) Import glossariesArnaud HERVE252009-09-230
(0) Translate in two columnsArnaud HERVE252009-09-230
(0) change_language (Users can change site language) is enabled when feature_multilingual is notPhilippe Cloutier5525
  • Regression
  • Consistency
2013-11-030
(0) Page translation module with Reference language (pivot_language) parameter broken on tiki-index.phpPhilippe Cloutier25
  • Regression
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau2009-10-240
(0) Side-by-side edit of two languages, with a "translation is in sync" button to save both wiki pagesMarc Laporte525
  • Feature request
2012-03-290
(0) Language.php has strange characters codificationtrincio525
  • Usability
2010-01-180
(0) tiki-integrator is not aware of character set: remote pages with iso-8859-1 are not properly shownXavi (as xavidp - admin)525
  • Usability
  • Feature request
sylvieg2009-04-230
(0) I10n: create (sub-)page from structure/breadcrumb bar doesn't get into the structureDesertWolf525
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2011-01-121
bruno.rossi-01 Feb 11
(0) Simple and quick way for admin to change or lock HIS language onlyyoni525
  • Feature request
2011-02-130
(0) JQuery Datepicker/JS Calender do not appear in other languagesGregor (gta74)25
  • Usability
2011-03-210
(0) The A - B - C... links is not Multilingualyoni525
  • Feature request
2011-05-021
marclaporte-16 Jan 12
(0) Tiki 6.x to Tiki 8.x upgrade with Latin-1 to UTF-8 conversionMarc Laporte525
  • Error
2012-01-081
Chealer9-20 Jan 12
(0) Using Wiki cache can show the wrong language to other usersMarc Laporte5525
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2013-10-280
(0) maketoc duplicates TOC headings when using "all languages" featuredrsassafras25
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2018-06-072
Chealer9-07 Jun 18
(0) Language code of Simplified/Traditional Chinese are non-popular and caused problemRui Mao25
  • Error
2014-05-230
(0) Since upgrade from 12 to 15: weird characters in non-english notification emails (wrong encoding?)Xavier de Pedro5525
  • Error
  • Regression
2016-06-230
(0) I can't translate a pageSandrine Marquis25
  • Bug
2019-07-308
xavi-30 Jul 19
(0) Console, translation:getstrings argument basedir not working outside a Tiki (documentation missing ?)Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist5525
  • Feature request
  • Documentation (or Advocacy)
  • Easy for Newbie Dev
2020-05-070
(0) console , translation:getstrings with a single language argument create (duplicate) an .old file for all languagesBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist5525
  • Usability
  • Bug
2020-05-070
(0) Possible fundamental flaw in the language system's designhman5525
  • Feature request
2020-07-045
hman-04 Jul 20
(0) Create New Pages Without Asking Page LanguageAlessandro Martinelli5525
  • Feature request
2020-07-223
jonnybradley-03 Nov 20
(0) Can’t rename a page containing an AliasBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist5525
  • Error
2020-10-070
(0) Please separate PHP and Javascripthman5525
  • Consistency
2021-04-211
hman-22 Apr 21
(0) Multilingual Meta Keywords and Meta Description (and increase 255 characters limit)Marc Laporte3824
  • Feature request
manivannans2013-10-281
Damian-01 Jul 05
(0) Language field for menus (multilingual menus)Marc Laporte4520
  • Feature request
2013-10-280
(0) Quick Edit module should detect and warn about special characters in page namesMarc Laporte315
  • Feature request
2012-03-290
(0) "Translation of this page is incomplete." / "translation in progress"Arnaud HERVE315
  • Feature request
2013-06-052
Arthur_Mullard-17 Jun 11
(0) Links to translation(s) in article subpagesduanekennedy315
  • Usability
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2012-01-160
(0) wrong german translation in confirmation mailHobbyBlobby315
  • Usability
  • Patch
2010-03-180
(0) CKEditor contentsLangDirection by page languageylavi315
  • Patch
  • Consistency
2011-02-030
(0) workaround to open ticket #2188 gdeserres315
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2011-06-070
(0) Use Zend_Currency for currency field type in trackersMarc Laporte3515
  • Feature request
2013-10-280
(0) Create a tool that extracts all text to be displayedhman7214
  • Feature request
2021-03-0918
hman-27 Mar 21
(0) thresold...Daniel Germer210
  • Consistency
2009-04-240

Pending

RatingSubjectSubmitted by ImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) Reporting spelling corrections as a non-developerademoor1 low52008-11-241
marclaporte-29 Aug 09
(0) jQuery-UI Chosen Select Boxes not working when using RTL languageBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist5525
  • Error
2020-10-091
Bsfez-18 Oct 20
(0) When restricting available languages in admin->i18n, wiki edit page still shows all languages Michel Van Eeckhout315
  • Error
2007-06-120
(0) Set default language in editormarbux1 low5
  • Usability
2007-06-030
(0) i18n forumsMarc Laporte210
  • Feature request
2007-03-080
(0) Spellcheck dictionary should be install via mods, in many languages.Marc Laporte630
  • Feature request
Marc Laporte2007-08-130
(0) wiki: automatic description of changesMarc Laporte315
  • Feature request
2008-04-160
(0) Editing a wiki page: Footnotes and Comment are unclear labelsMarc Laporte420
  • Usability
Luis Henrique Fagundes2006-01-251
fmathias-25 Jan 06
(0) Translated pages should not be orphansMarc Laporte210
  • Usability
2005-06-282
Bsfez-14 Apr 16
(0) Adding a topic to articles conflicts with language switchingMarc Laporte1 low55
  • Error
Marc Laporte2006-03-010
(0) tiki export trackers with accented charactersMarc Laporte1 low5
  • Error
2007-01-050
(0) Use of variables in text areas ex.: wiki pages (lang, page, etc)Marc Laporte630
  • Feature request
sylvieg2013-06-051
marclaporte-25 Nov 07
(0) Special characters in newsletters & email notifications when copy-pasting from Microsoft WordMarc Laporte525
  • Usability
sylvieg2007-12-311
marclaporte-13 Aug 07
(0) smarty_tiki/modifier.duration*.php are not internationalizedmstef420
  • Error
2006-08-180
(0) translation to portuguese (PT)myoli25
  • Patch
myoli2007-07-161
CriaCAC-11 May 11
(0) php option "...&bl" does not work with "structure"nuhets25
  • Usability
nuhets2008-02-212
nuhets-21 Feb 08
(0) Problem in adodb when using Chinese characters in browser titleoutcrop9 high45
  • Usability
2011-10-081
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) Using "best language" breaks links when generating webhelpRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties735
  • Error
2008-05-210
(0) Smarty cache is not automatically updated after a modification of language.phpshigerusz3315
  • Usability
2007-08-120
(0) spellcheck should get lang from wiki page lang, not from users' Xavi (as xavidp - admin)630
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2007-08-130
(0) Blog local perms are not deleted if group name contains spaces or special characters Xavi (as xavidp - admin)525
  • Error
2007-06-040

Closed

RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) User information link is broken if language is not english (user preferences -> tracker)Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist810 easy80
  • Usability
2013-11-031
pascalstjean-10 Sep 13
(0) Action buttons missing in 3 themes (Coalesce, Strasa, Ohia) when translating wiki pagesOlaf-Michael Stefanov10 high880
  • Error
  • Regression
Jonny Bradley2013-11-211
jonnybradley-01 Nov 13
(0) Recaptcha V2 should be displayed in the same language than the Tiki selected languageBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist10 high880
  • Feature request
2016-12-131
marclaporte-12 Dec 16
(0) Installer does not set language on new installRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties9 high872
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
chealer2010-01-160
(0) switch lang in installer does nothingXavier de Pedro9872
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Regression
  • Release Blocker
2020-02-223
benoit.roy-27 Nov 19
(0) French translation for numbers was added in Tiki 20Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist8972
  • Regression
2020-03-031
marclaporte-13 Jan 20
(0) Error of file type when uploading custom translationBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist710 easy70
  • Error
  • Regression
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
gezza2018-11-016
gezza-03 Apr 17
(0) wiki shows no preview in translate edit mode8864
  • Usability
  • Consistency
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2010-01-180
(0) Localized Installation with Admin Wizard ends in error 500Xavier de Pedro8864
  • Error
2013-09-150
(0) http://i18n.tiki.org/Status shows fatal errorXavier de Pedro9654
  • Error
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2013-11-174
marclaporte-19 Oct 13
(0) next.tiki.org : Greek characters become question marksMarc Laporte10 high550
  • Regression
2014-07-213
marclaporte-21 Jul 14
(0) Working on Japanese Translations1 low52008-10-052
marclaporte-10 Jul 07
(0) Once a page has been assigned a language there is no option to unassign the languageMarc Laporte1 low5
  • Usability
2012-01-160
(0) updates to lang/hu/language.phpmstef1 low5
  • Patch
mstef2008-10-050
(0) Using Google Machine Translate breaks theme columnsRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties7749
  • Error
  • Usability
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2013-11-212
pascalstjean-21 Nov 13
(0) i18n.t.o unusable: Fatal error Class Table_Plugin not found (plugin fancytable)Xavier de Pedro8648
  • Error
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Regression
2013-11-172
marclaporte-23 Sep 13
(1) Page language, site language and multilingual keywords and description language are not synchronised when using SEFurlBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist8648
  • Error
Jonny Bradley2021-01-061
Bsfez-06 Jan 21
(0) Switch lang module for anonymous yields blank page + critical error with registeredXavier de Pedro9 high45
  • Error
sylvieg2007-04-090
(0) Wiki editing: Preview with diff, like MediawikiMarc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
Jonny Bradley2010-10-070
(0) DB error with new 1.10 install or upgrade over 1.9.9fruman449 high45
  • Error
2008-02-060
(0) Custom language translations in the database and administered via web interfaceMarc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
2010-09-220
(0) if use a chinese character in a page's name, can't use (()) to refer to that page.markqiu9 high45
  • Error
  • Usability
Marc Laporte2017-06-182
outcrop-03 Jun 09
(0) switch_lang module doesn't work when "detect browser language" is enabledLuHe9 high45
  • Error
2010-10-152
rodrigo-15 Oct 10
(0) add language selection list on Installer pagebaijianpeng9 high45
  • Feature request
baijianpeng2009-04-180
(0) Discussion: Should we change from language.php to native .po files?Marc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
2013-06-050
(0) tiki-edit_translation + tiki ticketsDamian Parker9 high45
  • Error
2007-01-061
sylvie-02 Nov 05
(0) Articles plugin: filter by languageMarc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
sylvieg2010-01-130
(0) Multilingual tracker (labels, drop-downs and categories)Marc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
sylvieg2011-10-090
(0) Search results (for wiki pages) does not include &bl when using multilingual & best language optionsRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties5840
  • Error
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2010-02-040
(0) Add Google Translate supportMarc Laporte840
  • Feature request
marta.stojanovic2010-01-140
(0) feature_wiki_minor_editMarc Laporte840
  • Feature request
  • Consistency
2010-01-140
(0) Editor & localization Dashboard (help contributors with priorities)Marc Laporte840
  • Feature request
  • Patch
2017-06-180
(0) 5.0RC1 - wiki Editing option "check orthography" ->em error : table "babl_words_fr" missingBernard TREMBLAY840
  • Error
  • Consistency
Philippe Cloutier2010-08-190
(0) 12.x: site lang doesn't change to lang B through i18n admin panel if that admin has selected language A as user preferenceXavier de Pedro5840
  • Regression
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2013-11-222
xavi-22 Nov 13
(0) Ja lang wiki text broken (trunk)735
  • Usability
  • Regression
2009-07-190