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JelenaBraum (talkcontribs)

Hi, I would highly appreciate the possibility to be able to edit the article source before it is definitely published. There is almost always some minor change needed such as adding language-specific categories or portals, adding / twitching citations etc., and the published article thus unnecessarily generates multiple items in Special:RecentChanges and similar pages. Adding a button that would lead to a standard editation page with the newly translated text loaded into the editor window instead of generating the published article would be an awesome addition to your already quite wonderful tool :)

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the feedback, @JelenaBraum.

Supporting general wikitext editing in Content Translation is not trivial since the content is annotated for the translation process (e.g., to know which paragraph in the translation corresponds to in the original text). That makes it hard to include that metadata in wikitext without crowding the content, and keeping it in place after content is added or removed.

If you want to get a wikitext version of your translation before it becomes a regular article, it is possible to publish it under your user namespace (and later move the article to the main namespace). This is an option that Content Translation provides when you try to publish an existing article, but you can also publish to your user namespace just by editing the translation title (adding "User:JelenaBraum/" before the title in your case) on any translation. This ticket explores the idea of making those options more visible and easier to access.

JelenaBraum (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your response, I will try this option with my new translations. I understand it would be hard to implement this functionality into the translation tool. Thank you for the tool anyway, It really is very helpful :)