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Another editor making very poor machine translationsEdit

See my comments at User talk:Master Studio and Barozzi family. Thanks. Doug Weller talk 17:26, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Master Studio (talk · contribs) had these translations but appears to have stopped now. Mathglot (talk) 11:26, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Related deletion nominationEdit

I've just nominated a newly created page, Wikipedia:Translation/Discussion, for deletion; the nomination is at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Translation/Discussion. Graham87 16:16, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Images with textEdit

Where do I go for help with translating text in an scanned image? Thanks. SharkD  ☎  23:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Our recommendation for getting other-wiki articles into EnglishEdit

Just throwing this up for comment: We current state:

  • If the English article does not yet exist:
    • you can:
      • create the article on English Wikipedia using the process described at Your first article;
      • once you have created the article, tag it with a translation template, as mentioned above.
    • or
      • add a page request red link in the Requested articles Project section with the proposed title of the article which will contain the translation adding an interwiki link to the foreign-language Wikipedia page(s). Note that fewer people will likely see a request created using this method.

Our recommendation, then, is to make the (relatively small, I admit) effort to create an article here in another language that is a copy of an article on another language's Wikipedia, wait two weeks while it probably doesn't get translated, and then see it submitted for deletion. Another week after that, it's gone. At least with the second alternative, the request to have the page translated, while possibly little seen, will persist indefinitely; and it allows for the further possibility that the article may be created by someone who knows the subject matter, can supply sources in English (which, while not required, certainly makes life easier for English Wikipedians who'd like to read the sources), and doesn't even need to resort to translation. Largoplazo (talk) 23:57, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

I just took another look at the language and realized it was unclear and that I'd probably misinterpreted the intent. This time, I'm understanding that the point was to create at least a starter article (a summary or WP:STUB) in English, so that the "translation template, as mentioned above", would be relevant. In the absence of input here, I've WP:BOLDly revised the language to express more clearly (I believe!) this interpretation, with which I agree.
  • If the English article does not yet exist:
    • you can:
      • create a starter article (at least a stub) in English, using the process described at Your first article;
      • once you have created the article, tag it with a translation template, as mentioned above.
    • or
      • add a page request red link in the Requested articles Project section with the proposed title of the article which will contain the translation adding an interwiki link to the foreign-language Wikipedia page(s). Note that fewer people will likely see a request created using this method.

Largoplazo (talk) 16:36, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Flagging a CWW article as needing translation attributionEdit

Your opinion would be welcome at WT:CP#Flagging a CWW article as needing translation attribution. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 00:25, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Publishing to my own sandbox was blockedEdit

I was translating something from English to Dutch. I got warnings that my text was not altered after machine translation. That figures and I tótally agree with that. But then I wanted to publish it to my own Dutch user page as a 'sandbox', and then thát was blocked. This is frustrating because in the translation page I cannot see the source code, and I wanted to see that. (Especially how it translated refs et cetera.) After changing some text I could publish it to my own space. But I would like either be able to see the source code in the translation page, or always be able to publish it always to my own user page. But for the rest this is a lot better than using a dictionary like we did 20 years ago. AntonHogervorst (talk) 09:33, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

@AntonHogervorst: Since your message does not directly concern a translation *to* the English Wikipedia, it is more suitable for the Dutch Wikipedia or the talk page about content translation on the MediaWiki wiki. Graham87 14:11, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Did you resolve this, it looks like you were able to create w:nl:Gebruiker:AntonHogervorst/Vrouwenrechten_in_Saoedi_Arabië? — xaosflux Talk 15:07, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes. In the end I did get it published to my own user space, and I am continuing from that. And of course I will only publish it when it is properly translated. I just wonder what the exact restriction are. But I am working on it, and is it quite a laborious task! A very big lemma, hard work, but I promise to finish it. AntonHogervorst (talk) 20:34, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
@AntonHogervorst: I did not see any filter blocks on nlwiki for you recently, did you get an error message? — xaosflux Talk 21:00, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
The extension's own restrictions appear to be evolving constantly, see phabricator:T221359. Nemo 21:51, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
No. Uhm may I have not expressed myself in English correctly. I mean publishing to my own user space was flagged down until in the first dozen paragraphs I made a little change. I was not blocked 'as a user'. I know this is a new tool that is evolving. It is a very good tool. Thumbs up! The above is my 'two cents' how it still could be improved. AntonHogervorst (talk) 05:35, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Return to the project page "Translation".