An IDNwiki user can individually select the language in which the lead texts that frame every article appear. You can easily see what this includes by changing your own language setting via the "my preferences" link that appears next to your name at the top of every page once you have logged in. Each of the separate facets of the IDNwiki that are associated with an example.test name are set by default to the language represented by that name. There is a separate template for each language, consisting of a large number of "system messages" such as WEDNESDAY which will display the localized name for that day of the week, and LOGINSUCCESS providing a similarly localized message confirming a successful login. These messages all appear on a page named Special:Allmessages which also appears via the toolbox link to "Special pages", both with reference to the main page for each of the separate facets. Since the names of these pages are also localizable, finding them when the default is not set to English can be somewhat tricky. The English name for a variable message will, however, appear on mouse-over.
Moderators can customize the text that is displayed for each of these messages in accordance with their own preferences. Other users may submit comments about the displayed text via the "talk" link that appears with each message. The initial templates have been taken from the MediaWiki distribution package and represent the collaborative efforts of a large number of people with widely varying degrees of proficiency in the languages to which they are contributing. Any improvements made to these templates during the customization of the IDNwiki may be contributed back to the underlying MediaWiki effort.