I created the full translatable versions of these pages (only one page
remaining for early works). And completed entirely the French translation
to test that all was OK and simple to translate with relevant "tvar's"
hiding the tricky syntax notably for translatable link targets, and
minimize al most all the necessary formatting (except the === signs for
headings, that are helpful to locate easily the items in a long list of
I have made these pages consistent for Bidi (Arabic, Hebrew), It should be
OK but if there are problems, please let me know if something needs to be
Indonesian is also a major language already completed for the 1st page.
Japanese has at least the 1st page almost completed (except one section for
voting rules), but there are other pages if you want, already linked from
the lateral navbox.
Immediately the most urgent need would be for *German, Dutch, Spanish,
Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Albanian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Persian,
Urdu, Hindi, Malalayam, Tamil, Bengali, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean*.
Feel free to add other important European languages: Basque, Catalan,
Icelandic, Croatian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Greek, Romanian,
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Slovenian, Czech, Slovakian, Polish,
Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Georgian, and some
African languages such as Afrikaans, Swahili, Amharic and other Central
Asian languages: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tadjik, Turkmen, Nepalese,
Tibetan, Mongolian, and may be some other Malay languages: Malaysian,
Javanese, and Sundanese (even if Indonesian is there and may be read as a
Note that the templates are also translatable. The categories for these
pages are already created (you may adjust their description) and will help
you locate the missing pages if you want to translate more (including the
navbox template), see
If you want help to create the categories for other languages and make the
initial structure, just tell to this list. But if you translate the 1st
page, don't forget to look at the bottom of the generated page: if you see
a red link to the category, click it and it will allow instantly to create
it within the translator tool (you are not required to translate the title,
but then at least copy the English title, append a "/" and the language
code, and it will be enough You may translate the description and the
actual title that will be shown at top of pages, independantly of the
actual page name (visible in the URL in the address bar of your browser,
you DON'T need to rename pages).
You may also want to translate the official announcement of the project by
the WMF (it is already translated in some languages of the urgent list
Note that for now the embedded images are still not translated in Commons
(and it would require much more work for animations/videos). If you have
created translations, let me know so that they can be referenced by some
mean (this would require a more complex fallback mechanism as images don't
have a consistant naming convention on Commons to get them translated, and
there are other technical ways to make internationalizd images if we use
the SVG format, which is faster to translate, provided the layout allows
some change of text metrics to get a readable text with consistant font
sizes for multiple texts).
Le jeu. 24 sept. 2020 à 22:31, Nick Wilson (Quiddity) <nwilson(a)wikimedia.org>
a écrit :
I'd like to send a short massmessage about this next week, and would love
your help with translations:
For the main proposal page, it would be great to have the Headings, Intro,
and sections #1 and #2 in more languages.
Much thanks to the translators who have already created the Arabic,
Brazilian Portuguese, French, and Thai versions!
I hope you have a good end of the week and weekend. :)
Nick / Quiddity
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