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Ixocactus (talkcontribs)

Thank you boys and girls!!!! This tool will be very useful for all wikipedians. I have tested and loved it. I would like that this tool translate from english to other languages too, especially portuguese.

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

We are really happy to hear that. I hope the tool is useful for you, and feel free to let us know about any issue you may find.

Regarding the support for English - Portuguese, it is not currently supported by Apertium, the machine translation engine we currently use for Content Translation, so we cannot support this in the short term (we need support for it to be added in Apertium, or integrate an additional service that supports it).

We are constantly looking for ways to increase our language support, and it is very helpful to hear from speakers of the different communities the languages they request the most and the perceived quality of the translations provided by the existing services. So thanks for your input, and feel free to provide more feedback as the project evolves.

Runab WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Ixocactus we now have a new machine translation system - Yandex that can be used for translating into Portuguese from many languages. You can see it here: https://translate.yandex.com/ . We are hoping this will be helpful for users of the Portuguese Wikipedia. What do you think? Thanks. (Also cc-ing @MisterSanderson for comments.)

MisterSanderson (talkcontribs)

I think Content Translation is AMAZING, even without automatic translation (which appeared briefily, if I remember correctly, but was shortly removed). I was having LOT of work to write 20~25 articles/year manually, and now, with this tool, I can easily create 100 of the same, or greater, quality. This helps spread free knowledge much more!

For me, not having automatic translation isn't a major drawback, as not having suggested articles would not be too... Bugs are more concerning now! I already reported them in this Talk page.

Runab WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi @MisterSanderson Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. We are really glad that Content Translation has been of help to you.

You mention that you saw machine translation being removed. So far we have never removed any of the machine translation systems that have been enabled. For Portuguese Wikipedia we have limited support i.e. we have machine translation from Spanish to Portuguese only and not for any other languages. We have seen many users translating from English to Portuguese and machine translation is so far missing in that pair, but that can be also enabled with Yandex. Please do let us know if you have seen any other problems which we may have missed related to machine translation support for the Portuguese Wikipedia. Thanks.

Acélan (talkcontribs)

Thank you very much for this useful tool.

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