translations are still welcome and needed in these languages (French,
Italian, Russian, Dutch). There has been, or maybe still is, a weird
technical issue with the first banner's translation group, e.g. the
stats page at  was claiming until a few hours age this group has 0
units (and 0 have been translated in any language, even though it has
3 units and translations already existed (e.g. ), being shown to
millions of mobile readers over the last few days. The message you
encountered looks like a different symptom of the same problem.
It is looking OK now again though, are you able to enter French
translations at  now?
The issue is particularly strange because the translation group for
the second banner did not show the same behavior (i.e. the stats at
 continued to correctly show it as containing 3 messages, and
recorded the existing translations correctly as well). That's even
though both banners are completely identical except for the
text, and I didn't see anything in the logs that could have
caused that difference. I strongly suspect it's a bug. Or is there
another explanation? Any insights are welcome.
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Seb35 <seb35wikipedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I get the message "This message group is
empty", is it too late to translate
or is it a misconfiguration?
Le Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:24:23 +0200, Tilman Bayer <tbayer(a)wikimedia.org> a
> As many may already have seen, the new, fully revamped mobile
> Wikipedia app for Android was just released. To bring it to the
> attention of mobile readers of Wikipedia, we are currently running
> banners (restricted to Android devices) which still need to be
> translated into the following languages:
> French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Dutch
> (Together with English and German, these correspond to the top 10
> languages - including variants - where the app is available in a
> localized version of sufficient quality, according to the developer
> team. The banners can be translated into other languages too, but they
> should only run in a language if the app is available in that
> language, too.)
> The text of the banners:
> "The new official Wikipedia app for Android:
> Faster speed, offline reading, and more."
> Translate at:
> "32 million articles, 280+ languages, one app
> Download the new Wikipedia app now"
> Translate at:
> Many thanks!
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