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MediaWiki Translate manner

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BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

I suggest use a MediaWiki Extension:Translate manner to be used for the Content translation tool

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BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

I suggest include a [Translate] link in every section (in a similar way to the [Edit] link in every section in a Wikipedia article), to translate a section in a MediaWiki site page. It would make things much easier.

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Can I get raw translatable string from localized name?

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Summary by Want

See my last comment.

Want (talkcontribs)

I use multilanguage wiki, but main language is not english, and I need get raw translatable string from localized message for translating it into user language by user choice. Exist any method for it, or I must write own hack for it? It is very important for me because I write multilangue manuals and localized name in ex. speciale pages or category do chaos. Unfortunate I know not way to disable translate name of speciale pages. Can help me somebody? Thank you Want (talk) 10:34, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Want (talkcontribs)

Failed to load translation aids: Title does not correspond to a translatable message

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Lakejason0 (talkcontribs)

when I set up Translate on my own wiki, with a sidebar message group, when I'm trying to translate it, this message shows on the right. How can I get the qqq (message documentation) show on the right?

Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)
Lakejason0 (talkcontribs)

I used the script in that manual to make job queue run correctly before I install these extensions.

Lakejason0 (talkcontribs)

My wiki works on 1.35.1, and since I don't see a bundle version for that I manually download every single pieces.

Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)

Special:Version should state the version of Translate even if you got it outside the bundle.

Lakejason0 (talkcontribs)

It's "2020-04-20 (31488e7)".

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Summary by Nikerabbit

Editing MediaWiki:Mainpage to say Special:MyLanguage/Main_Page (replace with actual name) makes the logo go to the main page in the current interface language.

NGC 54 (talkcontribs)

Why if I click on the logo from the Title/ro page, I go to Main page? I should go to Main page/ro.

Sabelöga (talkcontribs)

@NGC 54: Well the Main page on this wiki is translated on Template:Main page and transcluded onto the main page depending on the language settings in your Preferences. If the main page isn't translated into your language you should direct your efforts there. Hope that helps :)

NGC 54 (talkcontribs)

@Sabelöga: I do not talk about this wiki. I talk about a non-WMF wiki.

Sabelöga (talkcontribs)

@NGC 54: Okay, if you would want to change the link target of the logo and [Main Page] link in the sidebar, it should be enough to edit MediaWiki:Mainpage on the local wiki with what the link target should be. Ideally something that redirects the user to the respective translated version of the article.

Aaharoni-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi!

This Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 UTC there will be an online meeting on the topic of localizing Scribunto Lua modules. Posting it here because the Translate extension will likely be a part of this project in one way or another.

More about this event: mw:Wikimedia Language engineering/Showcase.

All editors are invited, especially all those who:

  • Develop modules and templates in any wiki, particularly the multilingual ones such as Wikidata, Commons, Meta, and mediawiki.org.
  • Translate software and pages using the Translate extension on translatewiki.net, Meta, mediawiki.org, etc., and manage translatable pages.

A little intro can be found at Phabricator task T238417, and much more information will be given at the meeting.

Thanks!

Aaharoni-WMF (talkcontribs)

Time change

I've been feeling very unwell today, and since I'm the main host and presenter in this meeting, I have to postpone this meeting to next week.

New time: Sep 2, 2020 02:00 PM UTC. Zoom link: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95167235390

I am terribly sorry about the late notice and about the spam, but these circumstances are out of my control. Thanks for understanding, and I hope to see you at the new scheduled time! :)

How to apply this extension to translate Wikipedia articles?

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Summary by Nikerabbit

Translate extension is not suitable for translating Wikipedia articles.

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)

I have tried the "Content translation" feature but I want to try the Translate extension too. How to use that? Is it possible at all? RIT RAJARSHI (talk) 21:58, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

No, the Translate extension is by design unsuitable for translating Wikipedia articles: it forces translators to strictly follow the structure of the original page and doesn’t leave much room for localization, which is natural at article translation—for example, when translating an article on wind mills from Spanish to Chinese, one would probably skip some parts on the history of Iberian and Latin American wind mills, but write more about the wind mill history in China.

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)

Okay thank you

Are there any plans to implement a Glossary function?

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Summary by Nikerabbit
2003:6:4369:284E:7141:D317:56D5:A1A8 (talkcontribs)

This would be important for consistency across pages.

Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)

Possible bug: the extension allows reviewing self-translated sections

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Summary by Nikerabbit
Xbspiro (talkcontribs)

I have re-translated some sections in 'Page' view, then - without reloading the page - switched to 'Review' mode: my new translations appeared for me as reviewable. The review button works on these sections (it creates a log entry on Special:Contributions). Reloading the page (F5) removed the option to review my own translations.


I have ran into this while working on meta:Template:Steward confirmations/hu. See the edit and the corresponding log entry. (If necessary, I can send screenshots.)

Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)
Xbspiro (talkcontribs)

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I did not check the link in the log, just assumed that I have reviewed the version which was shown in the extension.

Is this extension compatible with the Visual Editor?

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Summary by Tinss

Visual edition not supported for now.

Tinss (talkcontribs)

We're currently thinking about making our wiki multilingual. Wikicode is too intimidating for our user base so we have opted to make the VisualEditor our default interface.

Any support for that extension from Translate?

Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)

For editing translatable pages, no. Editing them in visual mode is not properly supported.