Talk:Content translation

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Please provide feedback about the Content translation tool on this page.

We suggest checking the Frequently Asked Questions page first.

When reporting a bug, it will help a lot if you will indicate the following things:

  • Which article were you translating and to which language
  • Which browser did you use (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.)
  • If you're getting any errors, please provide log from browser console if possible. To open browser console: press Ctrl+Shift+j (or cmd+alt+J () on a Mac).

In case you are familiar with Phabricator, please consider reporting a bug there.

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System not accepting translations

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ماني (talkcontribs)

Hi. I translate mainly articles from English and Dutch Wikipedias into Persian, using this tool. The tool does a good job of translating text but no matter how many times I improve the text the Content Translation tool does not accept publishing my text. I go and improve the translation into perfection but it still does not accept. Many times I need to just type lots of extra nonsensical sentences in the hope that it will see it as "altering the text enough" and finally publish it. (Later erasing the nonsensical text from the published version.) Can you please look into this problem?

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Sanskrit Google Translation

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NehalDaveND (talkcontribs)
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AlicjaCz (talkcontribs)

I have a problem with opening translation on which I was working recently. The problem persists for a couple of days now. When I click on the translation that I want to edit ("Adélaïde Valentin" from French to Polish), the screen says "loading translation" but the article doesn't appear, it just stays like this forever. I tried to clear the cache and using both Chrome and Edge and it's not working. I would attach screenshots but I don't know how

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Error: Unable to connect to server.

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120.188.67.10 (talkcontribs)

I cant Translate, it's only say Error: Unable to connect to server.

Saipul Al-Boghori (talkcontribs)

same

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello 120.188.67.10 and Saipul Al-Boghori,

Please, can you provide more details on the issue you are having? You can provide the following information:

  • The link to the article you were trying to translate, to which language
  • The browser you are using (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.)
  • If you’re getting any errors, please provide the log from the browser console if possible. To open browser console: press Ctrl+Shift+j (or cmd+alt+J () on a Mac).
  • If possible, a screenshot of the problem.

Thank you.

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Can't restart translations!

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پاندورا (talkcontribs)

Hello I have this problem that makes the translation tool impossible to use:

I can translate every (new) article from English to Persian. However if I wanted to expand one of my already translated articles that has been changed on the english version some time later, I always get the following message:

"This translation is based on older versions of the content. The source page may have changed significantly, and it may be a good idea to restart the translation."

Problem is, there is absolutely no way to "restart the translation" and I don't see any buttons whatsoever for doing so.. Even if I switch to "published translations" tab and delete the item, and start a new translation, it always loads the old content no matter what. The only solution I have found so far is to use a second account to load the new content and start a new translation but I don't think that is an optimal way to go... Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the feedback, @پاندورا.

Translations in progress can get out of sync of the source article, and there is a known issue limiting the restart of a translation in some cases.

For the usecase you described (expanding an existing translation) we have been working recently on Section Translation. Although it is focused on mobile for now (desktop support planned for the upcoming months) you can try it on Persian Wikipedia to expand existing articles by translating a missing section.

This is an area in active development, so feedback is very welcome.

Thanks!

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Can't translate any article

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Summary last edited by UOzurumba (WMF) 04:48, 25 May 2022 1 day ago

Fixed:

Tracking in T308802

Alex Blokha (talkcontribs)

Hello, I can't translate article. It doesn't open Content Translator. You can see errors in console on screen shot.


Here is the text:


Error with Permissions-Policy header: Origin trial controlled feature not enabled: 'interest-cohort'.

5Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

Error with Permissions-Policy header: Unrecognized origin: 'intake-analytics.wikimedia.org'.

content.js:66 content script loaded

load.php?lang=uk&modules=jquery.ui&skin=contenttranslation&version=19jj8:1 This page is using the deprecated ResourceLoader module "jquery.ui".

Please use OOUI instead.

mw.loader.implement.css @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=jquery.ui&skin=contenttranslation&version=19jj8:1

runScript @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:11

(anonymous) @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:12

flushCssBuffer @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:4

requestAnimationFrame (async)

addEmbeddedCSS @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:5

execute @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:13

doPropagation @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:6

requestIdleCallback (async)

setAndPropagate @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:7

implement @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=startup&only=scripts&raw=1&skin=contenttranslation:18

(anonymous) @ load.php?lang=uk&modules=jquery.ui&skin=contenttranslation&version=19jj8:1

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sorry for this issue you are having with translating articles. I have created a bug report for it. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Thank you so much for reporting this.

Summary last edited by KartikMistry 05:37, 24 May 2022 2 days ago

Fixed:

Lordthe6 (talkcontribs)

Hi. I have been translating from english to spanish but today I could no longer continue translating. Each and every time I try to translate any article, once I click the Translate from English button it redirects me to the main translate page instead of to the editing window. I can't continue any translation. Appears the next menssage

On the English Wikipedia machine translation is disabled for all users and this tool is limited to extended confirmed editors (see WP:CXT).

But I traslate English to Spanish

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Lordthe6

Sorry for this issue you are having with translating articles. I have filed a bug report for this. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.

Thank you so much for reporting this.

Can't translate

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Summary by Xaosflux

phab:T308802 is tracking technical details of this. As a workaround, go to the destination project and start your translation there for now.

AbDaryaee (talkcontribs)

Hi. I have been using the translation tool for translating articles from English and French wikipedias to Persian wikipedia for months already. Today this function is not working anymore. After clicking the "New translation" buttom, it just jumps back to the translate page with the message "On the English Wikipedia machine translation is disabled for all users".

Cheers

AbDaryaee (talkcontribs)

Cheers

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Can't translate

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Summary by UOzurumba (WMF)
Danwasd (talkcontribs)

Hi. I have been translating with this tool from english to euskara and everythinh was fine until this afternoon, when I could no longer continue translating. Each and every time I try to translate any article, once I click the Translate from English button it redirects me to the main translate page instead of to the editing window –I don't know if I'm explaining myself quite well–. I don't know what to do, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, though!

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Danwasd,

Sorry about the issue you are having while continuing your translation. Please, can you provide:

  • A link to one of the articles that behaves this way?
  • Tell us if this happens in all the browsers, if not all, which ones?

Thank you.

Danwasd (talkcontribs)

My problem is exactly the same as tracked here T308802, in any browser.

ماني (talkcontribs)

Hi. Same here. I have been using the translation tool for translating articles from English and Dutch wikipedias to Persian wikipedia for some month already. Today this function is not working anymore. After clicking the "New translation" buttom, it just jumps back to the translate page with the message "On the English Wikipedia machine translation is disabled for all users".

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sorry about this issue ماني, the bug report for this issue has been file, and you can track progress here.

Thank you for your patience.

ماني (talkcontribs)
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adding template:tradotto da

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Zanekost (talkcontribs)

Maybe can be useful that the translator app can automatically add information about translation in the discussion page of translated item.

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