How to localize the “uncategorized” category name


(Luke) #1

The category name of “uncategorized” is not localized.How to fix this?


(Régis Hanol) #2

I believe you should use the uncategorized_name site setting for that.


(Luke) #3

Got it! Thanks very much .


(Luke) #4

I think there must be a bug with this.
If I modify the uncategorized_name to “未分类” which means uncategorized in chinese, then I can’t open the uncategorized list again.
The server return 404 page.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

I thought we fixed this @neil? Can you check?


(Neil Lalonde) #7

I just fixed this. Changing uncategorized_name to anything (even english words) would cause this problem.


(Anton) #8

I cannot find such a configuration in v. 0.9.9.13
Please advise.


(Régis Hanol) #9

It’s been changed since then.

Now, you have to go to /category/uncategorized and click the edit button to change the uncategorized category name :wink:

EDIT: seems like you’ve already figured it out.


(Caue Rego) #10

Why do we even have such a specialized “uncategorized” category anyway? Its description is still set under admin (different way from all others). IMHO it would be simpler if it was just another category… Sure I can achieve that by disabling it, thus my question. Why? :open_mouth:


(Jeff Atwood) #11

Because uncategorized is a special case, it means no category.


(Caue Rego) #12

While translating server.yml I believe I found a more complete answer with untranslated strings, by chance:

  • Uncategorized can’t have a parent category
  • Can’t delete Uncategorized
  • Don’t show the badge for uncategorized topics in topic lists

And maybe some more because it is, as you said, a special case.


(Kane York) #13