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Allowing CTX to operate from other Wikis

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Ozzie10aaaa (talkcontribs)

Hey All

A number of us from Wiki Project Med are working on a wiki specifically geared towards translation into other languages as well as offline use. For example some on English Wikipedia feel references should not be permitted in the leads of articles,[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Osteoporosis&type=revision&diff=994550999&oldid=993616388&diffmode=source] yet often that is all that is being translated into other languages. As such wondering what it would take to allow articles [https://mdwiki.org/wiki/WikiProjectMed:List here] to be translated via CTX?

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi @Ozzie10aaaa,

Content Translation is a Mediawiki extension that can be added to any wiki. There are setup instructions for the extension as well as for the backend server. There is also a Docker version in case that is useful. If you have specific questions about the process, engineers in the team can provide more input.

Although Wikipedia has been our main focus, the tool was designed to be generic and it should work in any wiki (although it may have issues dealing with specific content unique to those wikis). When enabling Content Translation to another wiki outside the Wikimedia Foundation projects you would have only access to the opensource translation services since additional proprietary services would require a specific credentials.

Thanks for your interest in the tool!

Ozzie10aaaa (talkcontribs)

The hope is that folks in say Chinese Wikipedia will be able to use MDWiki as the source to translate from rather than us hoping to translate from other languages to MDWik

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the clarifications. I checked with the team and currently it is not possible for the tool to reach for contents outside Wikipedia. Unfortunately, there are several considerations (from technical to security aspects) that make this a complex. For now, copying contents into a Wikipedia page under the users namespace can be used as a workaround.

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