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See w:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Make SidebarTranslate into a gadget for a discussion about a very interesting user-script (which I've been using and appreciating for a few months).

The script takes the interlanguage links, and

  1. translates them using the built-in title-text (thereby showing the English name for each), and
  2. adds a link to GoogleTranslate for each respective article (so with 1 click, I can see the German page machine-translated, for example).

The first aspect might be useful to think about integrating with ULS as a preference option.

The second aspect is very handy for power-users, but obviously couldn't be incorporated as a mediawiki default as it endorses a single service, and might lead to more newcomers trying to submit machine-translated articles (which is generally discouraged).

(Note that the script's js was rewritten a few weeks ago, so it should be extra-efficient and clean at the moment. :)

Thought for food.

Quiddity (talk)21:06, 9 November 2013