Re: translating content

Hi Verena,

There isn't really a "coordinated" effort on translations currently.
 Hopefully it will become the next priority after the current clean-up
efforts for the English-language reference pages.

If you are interested in getting started on your own, you could focus on
translating tutorial pages and the "top level" category pages.  These have
a fairly loose structure that doesn't depend on Mediawiki templates and

In contrast, for the reference docs pages, we need to translate all the
templates and forms in a way that makes the basic facts automatically
update across all language versions (e.g., the default value of a CSS
property is the same whatever language you speak -- but the word for
"default" is not!).  That will be a major project that should be
coordinated across all languages.

Here are the relevant reference pages describing how translations currently
work.  Hopefully they are not too contradictory!

* WPD:Translations <>
* WPD:Projects/translations
* WPD:Multilanguage Support
* Mediawiki's Template:Languages

You can also search the email archives for past discussions about

I hope that gets you started, although I would encourage other list members
who have been doing translations to get in touch with you.

On 28 July 2014 08:01, webverena <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I saw that some of the content on webplatform is provided in multiple
> languages and I'd be interested in translating into German (my mother
> tongue). Is there some kind of coordinated translation effort? Who can I
> contact for this?
> Regards,
> Verena

Received on Monday, 28 July 2014 14:55:21 UTC