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Translators' noticeboard
This is a noticeboard for all matters regarding translation of pages via the Translate extension, and a meeting place for the translation administrators. Useful links: Documentation for the translation extension, Tutorial for translators. See also the sisterpage m:Meta talk:Babylon.
On this page, old discussions are archived. An overview of all archives can be found at this page's archive index. The current archive is located at 2017/09.






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Top priority for translations[edit]

Dear brothers and sisters in arms it seems there is not much work left to be done by Translation Administers for now. There is however still an extensive need for translations. There are some decisive texts which build the foundation of the participation of users on Wikidata. There is a row of decisive help texts, that are needed in all languages to provide users of every language a basic knowledge of the ways Wikidata works to enable them to be participants of Wikidata. In my opinion there is a critical number of labels and descriptions that is needed to be able to use properties. It is however more important to have proper labels and descriptions for the properties themselves. There can be reported lots of good results concerning the european languages, but there are some languages that are underrepresented. I´d like to make a list of the top priority texts to be translated. A list of the top 50 information and help files would be a good start.Please help in generating a list of the top 50 texts and other important tasks.--Giftzwerg 88 (talk)

  1. Wikidata:Introduction
  2. Help:Items
  3. Help:Label
  4. Help:Description
  5. Help:Aliases
  6. Wikidata:Glossary
  7. Help:Statement
  8. Help:Sitelinks
  9. Wikidata:Notability
  10. translation of labels and descriptions of all properties found on Wikidata:Database reports/List of properties/all (use count to determine the most desperately needed)
  11. translation of the template on the properties talk pages
  12. Help:FAQ
  13. translation of the labels and descriptions of the top 100/ top 1000/ top 5000 most linked items
  14. Wikidata:Bots

Empty group[edit]

Hello.What the benefit of the existence of this empty group?Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 14:03, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

It contains discouraged translations, see the (pretty hidden) Special:AggregateGroups. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 14:25, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
@Sjoerddebruin:What caused the discouragement?It is useful to translate these pages.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 15:08, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
It was an experiment, but the results weren't successful. They are marked as discouraged to avoid wasting time of translators. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 15:10, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
@Sjoerddebruin:Thanks for your reply. Please fix it to translate these pages.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 15:13, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
These shouldn't be translated. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 15:14, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
What should be fixed? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 15:51, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
@Matěj Suchánek: Results that were not successful.But "Sjoerddebruin" says "These shouldn't be translated" ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:41, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Why should we put our efforts to a three years dead experiment? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:02, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  • In the past, many weekly updates were translated into French and added to fr:Discussion Projet:Wikidata. It might have led to quite a lot of French speaking users participating in Wikidata and frwiki making use of Wikidata .. hard to say.
    --- Jura 09:44, 2 July 2017 (UTC)


Many translatable pages are not categorized.Specially templates (there are 30 from 94) Please correct to facilitate follow-up (example).Thank you --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 17:17, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Why don't you do it by yourself as seems you know how to do it? Stryn (talk) 17:22, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn:Unfortunately I do not know.If you help me, I will do this.Is it using {{Translation categories}}?Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 19:07, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Suggested pages for translation[edit]

Hello.I suggest making these pages translatable:

  1. Wikidata:Deceased editors
  2. Template:Admin
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Template:Admin has no content, it only wraps Template:User. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Template:User sandbox
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It has some translations but doesn't use Translate extension. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  4. Template:Documentation
     Not done You can reach many translations in subpages. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  5. Template:Pp-template
  6. Template:Protected
  7. Tags
     Not done Each can be translated by creating the subpage by an administrator. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  8. MediaWiki:Revertpage (This summary appears in English)
     Not done Translating won't work since the summary is inserted to the database as-is, in the default language. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:27, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

meta:Requests for comment/Global translation administrators[edit]

Ji, FYI someone opens an RFC to allow global translation administrator status. You can have a look and give your opinion here. Pamputt (talk) 12:52, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I suppose it's to grant the right to users who otherwise rarely participate at Wikidata. For other global rights, I think wikis need to opt in. It's not clear where this is determined in this RFC.
    --- Jura 13:05, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Namespace changing[edit]

Hello.I do not know the benefit of this message! The namespace remains the same as Whatever the translation.Is it useful?Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 20:18, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

This message is shown as a warning when you enter a different namespace. Apparently, it's only useful on translatewiki. I wouldn't bother with it on Wikidata. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 07:36, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
@Matěj Suchánek:Did you mean to ignore it?I am doing this but its presence affects the outdated messages, and therefore the statistics, what is the solution?Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:41, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Does it influence Wikidata in a negative way? I can't see how. I had a look in translatewiki where it works as documented. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 08:51, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
@Matěj Suchánek:Unfortunately yes. For example, many of the messages here appear as outdated and untranslated, which is not true.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 09:13, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps it shouldn't be translated, then... Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:24, 24 August 2017 (UTC)