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French Intertranswiki
Translating content from French Wikipedia

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Welcome to WikiProject Intertranswiki French, a collaborative effort to improve English Wikipedia by importing and translating content from French Wikipedia. The aim of the project is to draw up a full directory of missing content from French Wikipedia organised by topic and sub topic as well as to tag existing articles which need major translation from the other language equivalent and begin to work towards creating the articles or improving an existing article. Once the directory is drawn up, the project is intended to work towards starting the missing articles and where possible combine inter-wiki translation with reliable sources elsewhere. You can also use this tool or Petscan to find articles in a specified category in French Wikipedia that have interwiki links to other Wikipedias but not to English Wikipedia. Please note that not all content is suitable for transferring and please exercise caution if translating unreferenced material or the subject is controversial. Where possible, translations should be backed by reliable sources.

Translating and expanding existing articlesEdit

Articles currently tagged as needing translation from French Wikipedia as part of WikiProject Intertranswiki are categorised as Category:Articles needing translation from French Wikipedia and organized by main topic.

To add a tag to an existing article which you know of that could be expanded from French Wikipedia add the following:

{{Expand French|topic=|date=}}

The following code is to be applied to categorise an article needing translation in any of the above categories:

  • {{Expand French|fa=yes|date=}} for Featured Articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=geo|date=}} for Geographical articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=sport|date=}} for Sports articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=culture|date=}} for Culture articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=hist|date=}} for History articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=sci|date=}} for Science articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=struct|date=}} for Building and structure articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=transport|date=}} for Transport articles
  • {{Expand French|topic=gov|date=}} for Government and politics articles

If the article on French Wikipedia is worded differently from the English version then the exact article name should be entered into the expand template to enable direct translation. For example, Tull murders would be tagged as follows:

  • {{Expand French|Massacre de Tulle|topic=hist|date=August 2009}}

Missing article directoryEdit

There are thousands of articles missing that need starting and to be translated from French Wikipedia. Missing articles will be listed and organized by main topic and then sub-ordered by category or specific topic.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/fr.

Translation assistanceEdit

Formal project membersEdit