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setting $wgTranslateNumerals to false sets all default namespaces to English
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Setting $wgTranslateNumerals to false will set all default namespaces (e.g. File, User, etc..) to English rather than the native language used on the wiki, this will result in breakage in categories or files on articles that used native naming, and will break namespace aliasing too.
The expected behavior was to change numerals to Arabic ones (1234567890).

I tested this on beidipediawiki (an Arabic language wiki), currently it uses indian-Arabic numerals (١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩٠), which is default behavior on mediawiki, use of these numerals is not desired in Arabic and they were dropped from Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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Reception123 triaged this task as Normal priority.Feb 6 2024, 06:23

After disabling LogoFunctions per instructions in T11801 , the issue disappeared.
I believe the extension is at fault, I have since disabled it and will close this issue.