Help talk:Extension:Translate/Off-line translation

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It is terribly bad that Special:ImportTranslations does not support import in native format, only Gettext. What if user exports in native format and wants to upload back the translated file? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Well, that user should have read docs. :) We don't give everyone export/import rights precisely because they need the user to be slightly prepared. For systematic import of (old) translations we're working on Extension:Translate/Mass_migration_tools, please test the first version of the feature. If it's too late and you already have some local translations that Translate can't import, I recommend Manual:Pywikibot/; and I'd value suggestions on how to reduce confusion before export. --Nemo 10:17, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

How can we activate the export to gettext files? The text on notes, that it needs to activated somewhere. -- 13:58, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

AFAIK it's enabled by default, you just have to make sure that your user has the required permission. For instance on Special:ListGroupRights you can see it's for translation admins here. --Nemo 12:00, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Other editors[edit]

I'm testing this and so far Notepad++ and Sublime text editor works just fine for this as well. Any comments on not using those for this task? Thanks.

Using proper po editors is and will always be recommended. Of course everyone is free to use inferior software and deal with any problem on their own, but we do not support this path. Nemo 13:36, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Thanks. Which is your prefered .po editor, if I may ask? MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:41, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Administrator rights[edit]

I am trying to upload the MediaWiki core messages but I need administrator/translator rights. How can I get them? Could anyone please help me out? Thanks. --Katxis (talk) 08:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

See translatewiki:Translating:Offline. --Nemo 08:12, 7 September 2017 (UTC)