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Translation services unavailable for German to English

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Furicorn (talkcontribs)
Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the feedback, @Furicorn.

We have been following a gradual process for enabling machine translation on different languages. Getting community feedback is very useful to move this process forward, and I mentioned your comment in this ticket to capture the request.

Thanks!

Furicorn (talkcontribs)

I thought I had responded to my initial comment, but I think I forgot to submit. When I followed the link, it looks like English wikipedia has specifically disabled machine translation on purpose, although it would be nice if I could use the tool to save machine translations, or copy the source code of the translation to my sandbox to work on.

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

If you access the settings icon next to the publish button you can select your user namespace as destination, and publish there. For this particular case we are working on better communicating the problem to the user in order to provide more clarity and avoid discovering the issue after making the effort of translating.

An alternative is to translate from German into Simple English. There machine translation is available and you can decide whether to publish in the main namespace (if the style aligns with "Simple English" principles) or in your user namespace if you plan to copy the contents somewhere else.

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