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Welcome to VisualEditor Translation Central!

VisualEditor is software in development to allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax (like typing [[ to start a link). We want this software to be useful to people (new and experienced) in every language and need your help to reach that goal. This page talks about how you can help with translation so that people can use VisualEditor and learn about it in their own languages.

In the sections below, we have "To do" lists talking about different translation tasks that need to be done and a section with tips and resources for translators. There is a list of people who have signed up to participate in this effort. Please add your name to that list, if you'd like to help out. Finally, there are charts showing the state of translation of various documents in different languages.

To do[edit | edit source]

Earn yourself an Interlingual Barnstar!
Screenshot of TranslateWiki interface
This is what you’ll see when you start to translate on translatewiki.net
MediaWiki translation extension
This is what you’ll see when you work on translating the user guide
MediaWiki translation extension with “assistant languages”
This is what you’ll see if you select assistant languages, as described above

Translate the VisualEditor interface[edit | edit source]

To translate the VisualEditor user interface, you need to create an account at translatewiki.net. (Translatewiki.net is not a Wikimedia Foundation project, so your universal login will not work there.) Fill in the “Become a Translator” form and press “Create account”. At this point, you will have to translate a few words and phrases. (They will keep coming, but you don't have to keep translating; you can stop after doing just a few.) After that, you will get an email letting you know that you have been approved as a translator. Then you can start. All VisualEditor messages for the user interface can be found here.

View translation progress to date at translatewiki.net: Statistics.

Translate the User Guide and other documents[edit | edit source]

The User Guide is another important document. To translate this, go to Help:VisualEditor/User_guide and select "translate this page". Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right; if you do not see languages for translation, please follow the directions in the note above for enabling your language. Once you've selected your language from the drop-down menu, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify translations (those that may be outdated are marked to the left with a clock).

Beyond the User Guide, there are a few other very useful documents that should be translated. See Localization for the full list and detailed instructions on how to help with this effort (and don't forget to record your progress on the progress page!)

Take screenshots[edit | edit source]

Some of the help documents, especially the User Guide, have screenshots of VisualEditor buttons and dialogs. A fully translated version ideally should have screenshots of VisualEditor in its home language. Here are some tips for making screenshots:

Direct feedback[edit | edit source]

The VisualEditor development team wants to hear from Wikipedia editors about their experiences with VisualEditor, improvements they want, and problems they are having. It's important that the editors of our smaller wikis have their opinions heard, too. Some of the larger wikis have special Feedback pages, like the Italian one, for example, but on smaller wikis comments left there may be overlooked. Please redirect requests about VisualEditor to this site's VisualEditor/Feedback page!

Update help pages[edit | edit source]

Each wiki has its own collection of help pages. It is important that these help pages are updated with information about VisualEditor and links to translated user guides as VisualEditor becomes a default option on each wiki. If you've done some of this work for your wiki, please remember to update the Progress page.

Add TemplateData[edit | edit source]

Most of of our articles use templates in some form. VisualEditor has a template editor, but, for it to be user friendly, it needs to know what parameters the template supports. VisualEditor uses TemplateData to discover the supported parameters. However, TemplateData must be added to the template's documentation for this to happen. Every wiki has its own templates; it's very important that each gets TemplateData added to it. For an explanation of TemplateData, see our TemplateData main page, and our tutorial for detailed instructions on how to add it.

Tips and resources for translators[edit | edit source]

  • Both translatewiki.net and MediaWiki.org can display in your language, if their user interfaces have already been translated. Go to your "preferences" and choose your language from the pulldown menu.
  • You can use any existing translations to help you translate into your own language. To do this, go to “preferences” in MediaWiki.org or on translatewiki.net and select the "edit" tab. Choose an "assistant language" from the drop-down menu or add them manually by typing (separated by a comma) as many languages as you like. When you translate messages, you will see whatever translations exist in those languages as well. You can one-click the message to add it to your translation window, where you can alter it if needed.
  • Detailed Localization Instructions (with list of documents most needed)
  • The Embassy on Meta is a central place for resources to help with cross-language issues.
  • Iberocoop has generously offered to help with Spanish translations
  • Translators-l, mailing list for translators
  • Category:Translator's Templates, on Meta

Participants[edit | edit source]

Progress[edit | edit source]

Below are some useful tracking tables, showing the current progress on translation tasks:

High priority[edit | edit source]

Help:VisualEditor/User guide[edit | edit source]

Language Messages Untranslated Completion Outdated
ar: Arabic 191 96 49% 28%
ast: Asturian 191 125 34% 18%
az: Azerbaijani 191 107 43% 10%
bcl: Bikol Central 191 184 3% 2%
be-tarask: Belarusian (Taraškievica orthography) 191 96 49% 28%
bg: Bulgarian 191 137 28% 7%
bn: Bengali 191 135 29% 25%
bs: Bosnian 191 141 26% 7%
ca: Catalan 191 134 29% 26%
ceb: Cebuano 191 96 49% 28%
cs: Czech 191 92 51% 13%
cy: Welsh 191 121 36% 25%
da: Danish 191 64 66% 16%
de: German 191 120 37% 24%
diq: Zazaki 191 148 22% 2%
egl: Emiliàn 191 170 10% 0%
el: Greek 191 66 65% 17%
eml: Emiliano-Romagnolo 191 177 7% 0%
eo: Esperanto 191 159 16% 2%
es: Spanish 191 101 47% 22%
et: Estonian 191 125 34% 26%
fa: Persian 191 95 50% 29%
fi: Finnish 191 0 100% 0%
fo: Faroese 191 68 64% 16%
fr: French 191 74 61% 20%
fy: Western Frisian 191 169 11% 0%
gl: Galician 191 96 49% 28%
he: Hebrew 191 135 29% 22%
hi: Hindi 191 178 6% 5%
hif: Fiji Hindi 191 185 3% 0%
hr: Croatian 191 166 13% 3%
hu: Hungarian 191 96 49% 28%
hy: Armenian 191 180 5% 2%
id: Indonesian 191 68 64% 16%
ie: Interlingue 191 179 6% 3%
ilo: Iloko 191 96 49% 28%
it: Italian 191 3 98% 0%
ja: Japanese 191 31 83% 6%
jv: Javanese 191 148 22% 5%
ka: Georgian 191 97 49% 28%
km: Khmer 191 127 33% 7%
kn: Kannada 191 165 13% 7%
ko: Korean 191 68 64% 14%
lb: Luxembourgish 191 162 15% 1%
lt: Lithuanian 191 157 17% 8%
lv: Latvian 191 96 49% 28%
mg: Malagasy 191 180 5% 0%
mk: Macedonian 191 96 49% 28%
ml: Malayalam 191 178 6% 2%
mr: Marathi 191 96 49% 28%
ms: Malay 191 96 49% 28%
nap: Neapolitan 191 135 29% 3%
nb: Norwegian Bokmål 191 115 39% 19%
nl: Dutch 191 61 68% 13%
om: Oromo 191 81 57% 12%
or: Oriya 191 167 12% 3%
pcd: Picard 191 121 36% 3%
pl: Polish 191 68 64% 14%
ps: Pashto 191 177 7% 0%
pt: Portuguese 191 68 64% 16%
pt-br: Brazilian Portuguese 191 82 57% 14%
ro: Romanian 191 110 42% 11%
ru: Russian 191 30 84% 8%
sco: Scots 191 3 98% 0%
sl: Slovenian 191 136 28% 26%
sr: Serbian 191 114 40% 17%
su: Sundanese 191 167 12% 7%
sv: Swedish 191 108 43% 25%
ta: Tamil 191 187 2% 0%
th: Thai 191 138 27% 13%
tl: Tagalog 191 147 23% 18%
tr: Turkish 191 153 19% 14%
tt: Tatar 191 104 45% 27%
uk: Ukrainian 191 68 64% 16%
vi: Vietnamese 191 65 65% 0%
xh: Xhosa 191 137 28% 9%
yi: Yiddish 191 170 10% 3%
zh: Chinese 191 82 57% 27%
All languages together 14,898 9,073 39% 13%

VisualEditor/Portal[edit | edit source]

Language Messages Untranslated Completion Outdated
ar: Arabic 17 8 52% 36%
ast: Asturian 17 8 52% 36%
az: Azerbaijani 17 15 11% 0%
bg: Bulgarian 17 15 11% 0%
bn: Bengali 17 13 23% 0%
bs: Bosnian 17 8 52% 36%
cs: Czech 17 0 100% 0%
da: Danish 17 8 52% 36%
diq: Zazaki 17 15 11% 0%
egl: Emiliàn 17 2 88% 0%
el: Greek 17 14 17% 6%
eml: Emiliano-Romagnolo 17 10 41% 0%
en-gb: British English 17 15 11% 0%
eo: Esperanto 17 5 70% 0%
es: Spanish 17 9 47% 42%
fi: Finnish 17 8 52% 0%
fo: Faroese 17 12 29% 12%
fr: French 17 8 52% 36%
fy: Western Frisian 17 15 11% 0%
gl: Galician 17 8 52% 36%
he: Hebrew 17 8 52% 36%
hr: Croatian 17 8 52% 36%
hu: Hungarian 17 8 52% 36%
id: Indonesian 17 8 52% 36%
ilo: Iloko 17 8 52% 36%
it: Italian 17 3 82% 18%
ja: Japanese 17 2 88% 12%
ka: Georgian 17 14 17% 12%
km: Khmer 17 15 11% 0%
ko: Korean 17 8 52% 36%
lb: Luxembourgish 17 13 23% 0%
lmo: lumbaart 17 14 17% 12%
lt: Lithuanian 17 14 17% 0%
mk: Macedonian 17 15 11% 6%
ms: Malay 17 8 52% 36%
nl: Dutch 17 16 5% 6%
oc: Occitan 17 16 5% 0%
om: Oromo 17 16 5% 0%
pl: Polish 17 5 70% 18%
pt: Portuguese 17 15 11% 12%
pt-br: Brazilian Portuguese 17 11 35% 30%
roa-tara: tarandíne 17 14 17% 0%
ru: Russian 17 8 52% 36%
sco: Scots 17 0 100% 0%
sk: Slovak 17 15 11% 6%
sl: Slovenian 17 0 100% 0%
sr: Serbian 17 8 52% 36%
sv: Swedish 17 8 52% 36%
uk: Ukrainian 17 15 11% 12%
All languages together 833 489 41% 16%

VisualEditor/Portal/TemplateData[edit | edit source]

Language Messages Untranslated Completion Outdated
ast: Asturian 19 15 21% 0%
az: Azerbaijani 19 8 57% 6%
bg: Bulgarian 19 9 52% 0%
bs: Bosnian 19 0 100% 0%
da: Danish 19 0 100% 0%
de: German 19 5 73% 0%
diq: Zazaki 19 9 52% 0%
el: Greek 19 4 78% 0%
es: Spanish 19 0 100% 0%
fi: Finnish 19 0 100% 0%
fo: Faroese 19 1 94% 0%
fr: French 19 5 73% 0%
gl: Galician 19 0 100% 0%
gn: Guarani 19 8 57% 0%
hr: Croatian 19 0 100% 0%
hu: Hungarian 19 8 57% 0%
hy: Armenian 19 18 5% 0%
id: Indonesian 19 0 100% 0%
ilo: Iloko 19 0 100% 0%
ja: Japanese 19 0 100% 0%
ka: Georgian 19 17 10% 0%
km: Khmer 19 8 57% 0%
ko: Korean 19 4 78% 0%
lb: Luxembourgish 19 17 10% 0%
mk: Macedonian 19 14 26% 0%
pl: Polish 19 0 100% 0%
ps: Pashto 19 18 5% 0%
pt: Portuguese 19 4 78% 0%
pt-br: Brazilian Portuguese 19 4 78% 0%
sco: Scots 19 0 100% 0%
sl: Slovenian 19 5 73% 0%
sr: Serbian 19 0 100% 0%
zh: Chinese 19 2 89% 0%
All languages together 627 183 70% 1%

Help:TemplateData[edit | edit source]

Language Messages Untranslated Completion Outdated
ast: Asturian 78 68 12% 0%
az: Azerbaijani 78 56 28% 2%
bg: Bulgarian 78 55 29% 2%
bn: Bengali 78 61 21% 0%
da: Danish 78 0 100% 0%
de: German 78 1 98% 2%
diq: Zazaki 78 53 32% 0%
eml: Emiliano-Romagnolo 78 75 3% 0%
es: Spanish 78 5 93% 3%
fi: Finnish 78 71 8% 0%
fo: Faroese 78 53 32% 0%
fr: French 78 0 100% 0%
fy: Western Frisian 78 64 17% 0%
gl: Galician 78 10 87% 0%
hr: Croatian 78 70 10% 2%
hu: Hungarian 78 62 20% 2%
id: Indonesian 78 25 67% 0%
ilo: Iloko 78 1 98% 2%
ja: Japanese 78 0 100% 0%
ka: Georgian 78 62 20% 0%
ko: Korean 78 76 2% 0%
lb: Luxembourgish 78 41 47% 0%
mr: Marathi 78 29 62% 0%
nl: Dutch 78 67 14% 0%
om: Oromo 78 76 2% 0%
pl: Polish 78 1 98% 2%
ps: Pashto 78 65 16% 0%
pt: Portuguese 78 58 25% 2%
pt-br: Brazilian Portuguese 78 37 52% 2%
ru: Russian 78 28 64% 2%
sco: Scots 78 0 100% 0%
sl: Slovenian 78 72 7% 0%
sv: Swedish 78 45 42% 0%
zh: Chinese 78 6 92% 2%
All languages together 2,652 1,393 47% 1%