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Years on, Polish still not supported

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Piotrus (talkcontribs)

Seriously, could this be disabled for languages not supported? Every now and then I will try to show it to someone and of course it is not working. From my end user perspective, this is worse than alpha, it's a feature that simply doesn't work. (FYI, I most recently tried it for Pl:Alfons Zgrzebniok. Further, it laughable considering how good Google translate and such are these days that we still don't have this working. WMF fail.

Hans Haase (talkcontribs)

Well, I have the same Problem. But I must admit, I cheated the URL to start the translation. The next problem to be not supported does not appear to caused the WMF or the CXT. I also closed the browser and reentered the CXT, without success.

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

@Piotrus, what do you mean when you say that Polish is not supported?

The feature works there, as it does in any other language, and more than 1800 pages were published in the Polish Wikipedia using it. It also has built-in support for Google Translate.

What exactly are you trying to do, and what doesn't work?

Piotrus (talkcontribs)

@Amire80: Let me replicate my steps so you can see what is not working. I am using Chrome, logged in.

1) I go to https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfons_Zgrzebniok

2) I click on English button in the bottom left, then blue translate button on the pop up

3) the editor loads, but there is a blue dot '1 warning' in the top right corner. Expanding it produces the explanation "Translation services not available for the selected languages. Why?"

Copying original content works and I can probably edit the text, but machine translation part does not work. So as far as functionality, this only provides a two-versions view on one screen.

PS. I noticed you said 'on Polish Wikipedia'. And yes, that seems to work, I can get the extention to provide machine translation from English to Polish. My point is it does not work the other way round.

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

Yes, machine translation into English is not enabled yet from any language. Polish is not special in this regard. Machine translation into English may be enabled in the future.

Piotrus (talkcontribs)

One would think it would be a priority...

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