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DES (talk) 22:14, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Can you help verify translations of articles from GermanEdit

Hello AeAnBr,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from German to English Wikipedia?

This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original German article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including German , using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from German. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

  1. Jocelyn B. Smith  Pass
  2. Johann Christian Hertel  Pass

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the German article, and assess them "Pass" or "Fail" (the {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} templates may be useful here). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then assessing it, that's even better, but it isn't required.) Also please note that we are assessing accuracy not completeness, so if the English article is much shorter that is okay, as long as whatever has been translated so far is factually accurate.

If you can help, please {{ping}} me here to let me know. You can add your pass/fails above, right next to each link, or you may indicate your results below. Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 06:54, 11 June 2017 (UTC)


@Mathglot: Thanks for contacting me. I have looked at both pages, and they were both fine. I fixed a few sentences because their sentence structure was a bit ambiguous or weird. Ler me know any time you need someone to check on translations. Cheers! AeAnBr (talk) 22:42, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your help. Here's a few more, if you have the time:
  1. Astrid M. Fünderich  Pass
  2. Franz Xaver von Pausinger  Pass
  3. Leithen Valley Pass
  4. Saragossa Band Pass
If any of them looks boring or you don't feel like looking at it, just skip it. Otherwise, same deal: {{pass}} or {{fail}}, and factual accuracy not completeness. And thanks again! {{Ping}} me with any questions or comments, or whenever you're done with them. Mathglot (talk) 05:11, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@Mathglot: Same deal as before - all fine for the most part and corrected where not. AeAnBr (talk) 01:02, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Terrific! Would you like another five? (Notice how I'm sneakily increasing the number of items  ?) Mathglot (talk) 04:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

@Mathglot: It's a brilliant strategy! Feel free to drop me another couple of articles. I will work through them as time allows. AeAnBr (talk) 13:18, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Assistance with PublicationEdit

Hi, I have a COI, As of now, I joined the StellaResults Team. Since I am a new user, I am being mindful of the reaching out for help. Are you available for publishing thisSandbox?Chefmikesf (talk) 17:43, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Elcor, MinnesotaEdit

Hello, AeAnBr!

Would you have any interest in translating the Featured Article Elcor, Minnesota for the German Wikipedia? Since many of the immigrants who settled here were from Germany, I think having the article translated in this language is important, especially for any relatives of former residents who may be looking for information about the town. Thanks! DrGregMN (talk) 14:02, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

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