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Provide feedback about Content translation tool in this page.

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QuackGuru (talkcontribs)

When I click on Contributions I see New page, Upload media, and Translation boxes. How do I get rid of the boxes? And how do I uninstall the Content Translation tool?

KartikMistry (talkcontribs)

You can disable Content Translation tool from Beta menu if you want.

Tom790 (talkcontribs)

An error occurred while publishing the translation. Please try to publish the page again. Error: Hit AbuseFilter: Content Translation Edits<table class="plainlinks fmbox fmbox-warning" role="presentation"><tr><td class="mbox-image"><img alt="Your action has triggered the Abuse Filter" src="//" title="Your action has triggered the Abuse Filter" width="60" height="52" srcset="// 1.5x, // 2x" data-file-width="512" data-file-height="445" /></td><td class="mbox-text"><big><b>Notice</b></big>: Use of the content translation tool on the English Wikipedia is currently restricted. Please see <b><a href="/wiki/Wikipedia:Content_translation_tool" title="Wikipedia:Content translation tool">this page</a></b> for more information.</td></tr></table>

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

Please try changing the title of the translation to "User:Tom790/The article title", and then publishing.

Then check that the published article looks OK. If needed, make the required fixes. Once it looks good, use the Move function to move it out of being a draft.

Pathfinder66 (talkcontribs)

I have the some problem. Ho do I change the title of the article? My article seems to be ok, but it shows the same error. Any ideas?

Inalol (talkcontribs)

No ideas.

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Ziko (talkcontribs)

Hi, I have a problem with the notification of the autosave above the text I am writing. From time to time, the software informs about the automatic save. That means that something is moving on the page while I'm writing. That is extremely annoying - can I turn it off?

Halibutt (talkcontribs)

Well, I actually find it comforting :)

Ziko (talkcontribs)

I actually did not mean this as a joke.

Halibutt (talkcontribs)

Actually neither did I. I understand your point of view, just wanted to add my 3 cents: it doesn't distract me, it comforts me somehow.

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Ziko (talkcontribs)

I used the translation tool for , for the translation from German.

My original footnote was: Michael Kotulla: Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806–1918. Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen. 1. Band: Gesamtdeutschland, Anhaltische Staaten und Baden, Springer, Berlin u. a. 2006, S. 21.

The translation tool turned it into:

Michael Kotulla: Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806–1918.

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Vatanifardin (talkcontribs)

I finished the translation of the passage, but I cannot publish it. A error message box says that I used translation tool, but I did not.

And here the link:Гасымов%2C+Эльмар+Эльдар+оглы&from=ru&targettitle=Elmar+Gasymov+Eldar

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Kimdime (talkcontribs)

Hi, I tried to translate International adoption of South Korean children but the translation tool froze, most probably because of the template Graphic timeline and now I can't carry on with the translation

KartikMistry (talkcontribs)

Thanks for trying the tool! Do you see any errors in browser's console (To open it in Chrome: Ctrl+Shift+I and Firefox: Ctrl+Shift+K)? Also, in which language you're translating the article?

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Tpe.g5.stan (talkcontribs)


J'utilise de temps en temps l'outil de traduction, principalement de wp:en vers wp:fr. Les derniers en date : MPEG LA et Jabiru Aircraft.

C'est globalement assez pratique d'avoir cet outil, cependant, il y a encore quelques points qui posent problème :

*les infobox passent assez mal, souvent on se retrouve avec une infobox vide, comportant juste les dimensions de l'image d'illustration

*En français, la convention est de mettre la ponctuation après la référence.

  • de même, la convention est de mettre une virgule en exposant entre des sources, typiquement avec {{,}} en wikicode.

*les textes traduits ne faisant pas toujours la même longueur, est-il possible de mettre globalement à la même hauteur, ou donner la possibilité d'aligner les textes à gauche ou à droite ? Cela permettrait d'éviter de "scroller" la page pour relire le texte original.

*les références sont traduites dans la prévisualisation de l'outil, mais lorsque l'article est publié, on se retrouve avec un « {{{1}}} » qui n'est pas fort utile.

Voilà, je laisse ça là, je sais que c'est plus facile de pointer les problèmes que de les résoudre.

Merci en tout cas d'avoir mis l'outil de traduction à disposition des contributeurs, ça aide beaucoup :)

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This page has been protected to prevent editing or other actions.

AmraAB (talkcontribs)

I'm translating my own article that is up for months now, I'm doing the translation of that text, not adding any new information and when i hit publish i get this msg: This page has been protected to prevent editing or other actions.

as i discovered, this error is for vandalism.. nonsense!

Please help!

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Error converting HTML to wikitext: docserver-http: HTTP 400

SmozBleda (talkcontribs)

Somehow this thread got shanghaid / broken, but here's something hopefully useful to anybody hit with this hammer: 95% through my latest translation

a) I can not proceed translating

b) I can not back out (Translation side grayed)

c) I can not create partial result - clicking create translation causes the above error to appear.

Duh!?... Fact is, it happened the second time around on the same article. The first time around I avoided the obstruction by copying source to the sandbox, deleting the questionable infobox and restarting(!). It did not take me long to end in the same impasse. However, this time it is not some box - and probably never has been -, it is the environment of the wikipedia (slovenian) I am working in. Here the javascript console printout - after the message above:

Gadget "Navigation_popups" was not loaded. Please migrate it to use ResourceLoader. See <>.  Special:ContentTranslation:1:45

Gadget "refToolbar" was not loaded. Please migrate it to use ResourceLoader. See <>.  Special:ContentTranslation:1:215

.... etc ...

This page is using the deprecated ResourceLoader module "es5-shim".

Use of the "es5-shim" module is deprecated since MediaWiki 1.29.0  load.php:1:74

... etc ..

It all looks like my wikipedia enviroment is not what the SpecialContentTranslation expects it to be.

At the very least it should not be deprecated >:/

Леонид Котов (talkcontribs)

I also have the s**t all the time. No valid answers so far ...

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Hedda Gabler (eski) (talkcontribs)


References disappear on the translated page. For example, there are only 2 refs in the page and the other refs are missing.

Infobox style is not good in the translated page. You can see here: The data is in the nested state.

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

What do you mean "in the nested state"? That it's all in one long line instead of one parameter per line?

I suggest adding TemplateData ("Şablon belgelemesini düzenle") to the Televizyon bölümü bilgi kutusu template in the Turkish Wikipedia, and defining the format as "Block".

When creating TemplateData, you can also create automatic mapping between template parameters from English to Turkinsh. For more information about that, see Content translation/Templates.

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