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Is it just me or the content translation tool isn't loading when translating to chinese wikipedia?

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C933103 (talkcontribs)

No matter what I am using (Chrome/IE on Windows or Chrome on Android), After I click on they grey links on sidebar, what I can get is just a screen that look like http://imgur.com/77CBaDP. What's wrong? I were able to use the tool few months ago but no longer able to in recent weeks. It look like the problem would only appear if I am trying to translate something into Chinese Wikipedia, but translating to English/Japanese/Classical Chinese wikipedia would have no problem.

Runab WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi @C933103 sorry for the trouble. Is this a problem you see only when using the interlanguage links? Does the tool load correctly if you use the Special:ContentTranslation page or the contributions menu? Thanks.

C933103 (talkcontribs)

@Runab WMF Directly visiting Special:ContentTranslation give me the same problem. and qhat do you mean by contributions menu?

C933103 (talkcontribs)
Runab WMF (talkcontribs)

@C933103 i tried to replicate the problem. The zh interface loaded: http://i.imgur.com/jFHPQXF.png . I am wondering if there is any other issue that is preventing the translation interface to load properly. You mentioned earlier that you are facing this problem on several browsers on Windows and Android. In this case are you trying using a Windows mobile device or a desktop? Do you face the problem in a non-Windows desktop? Thanks.

C933103 (talkcontribs)

@Runab WMF I was using desktop windows 7/8. I don't have any non-windows desktop. p.s. Could the problem related to my account's language setting or something?

Huihengchen (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem. Since this Monday I couldn't use the translation tool to translate anything into Chinese Wikipedia. It looks like the tool disappear in Chinese Wikipedia. I am using Windows7 and Chrome45.

Kaare (talkcontribs)

I've been having the (apparently) same problem with the interface not loading, however with a different language pair. Today, upon activating the interface on both the source and target wiki, I finally got it working ... to a degree:

The machine translation worked, but my work wasn't publishable (button disabled). When I navigated away, it turned out that the translation hadn't been autosaved. Having read this page before I started editing, I had made a local copy of my translation (sans formatting), and finished my translation in the old-fashioned way.

Runab WMF (talkcontribs)
Santhosh.thottingal (talkcontribs)

@C933103 In the past this kind of problems were because of user scripts or gadgets. Could you please use Chrome developers tools and see if there is any js error happening to you? Goto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation then right click -> Inspect Element. Choose console tab. And see if there are any errors reported there. If you see errors there, please copy that give it here.

Huihengchen (talkcontribs)

I tried to use the link in my bookmarks,and it showed like the picture http://i.imgur.com/WbjSb4s.png I am already open the translation tool in the beta option.

C933103 (talkcontribs)

@Santhosh.thottingal As I have mentioned, things are working in en.wikipedia's contenttrasnlation, just that they aren't working for zh.wikipedia.org. As of error from console, I get the following: (right click on it do not copy, clicking save as only save the summary of part of those so I screencaped them.)

Santhosh.thottingal (talkcontribs)

@C933103, So your screenshot shows a javascript error from a gadget. There is an unchecked usage of getElementByTagName. To know which gadget is causing the issue, you may need to check the developer console again by adding a debug=true at the end of the URL(Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation?debug=true ) Alternatively you can try turn the enabled gadgets offf one by one and see which one is problematic. Sorry about the issue. Not all Gadgets are well maintained does not handle all kind of edge cases. Once we know which gadget(or user script) creates issue, we can contact its developer and ask thm to fix. Thanks

C933103 (talkcontribs)

@Santhosh.thottingal Sorry for late reply. Did you mean sth like http://imgur.com/p0Q9AHl ? The page say it is from a gadget named as MediaWiki:Gadget-MergeRefBracket.js as in https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-MergeRefBracket.js

Santhosh.thottingal (talkcontribs)

Yes, that module assumes every page has some wikipedia content(getElementById('content')). That is not true in the case of Special:CX. You may disable the gadget and contact its author to get it fixed. This kind of Javascript errors can prevent the functioning of other tools in wiki as well.

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