Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Wiktionary/Translation editor as an extension

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  • Problem: One popular way to contribute to the Wiktionaries content is adding translation. Since editing Wiktionary code is not really user-friendly, javascript gadgets have been developed locally to simplify the addition of translation without the need to modify the wikicode. Actually, Recent Changes are showing mostly additions of translations by IP thanks to those gadgets. French Wiktionary uses Gadget-translation editor.js based on a Swedish Wiktionary gadget, Gadget-translation editor.js itself based on an English Wiktionary gadget, editor.js. On French Wiktionary, a recent evaluation made by Automatik and published on September Actualités showed that between July 2014 and September 2018, 234,989 translations were added thanks to this gadget. This gadget is a very important feature for Wiktionaries and could be improved and integrated with a modern design. This gadget should also work on mobile.
  • Who would benefit: Every person adding translations to Wiktionaries.
  • Proposed solution: A module could be developed to support this feature, improve the design to make it closer to the standard editor and include it in all Wiktionaries.
  • More comments: This feature also checks if the page with a same title exists in the version of the language added (for example, if you add a Spanish translation in English Wiktionary, the gadget checks in Spanish Wiktionary). Then a proper parameter is added to make a blue or a red link. This part may use Cognate module to check rather than a request.
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  • Proposer: Noé (talk) 10:05, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • Is it possible to improve the tool to allow adding translation during the edition of the wikicode? When I create articles, I must save the article to be able to add translation with the tool. Jpgibert (talk) 19:07, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
    Great suggestion! Merci ! Of course, it could be even better if this tool can work also during a classic edition, but I am not sure it could be done, as the two works very differently, but let's keep this idea as a goal Face-smile.svg Noé (talk) 06:51, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Voting[edit]

  • Support Support Consulnico (talk) 23:55, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Urhixidur (talk) 13:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz (talk) 17:11, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support JogiAsad (talk) 18:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:02, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Psychoslave (talk) 03:50, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support NMaia (talk) 11:56, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jpgibert (talk) 19:07, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pamputt (talk) 21:01, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support DaraDaraDara (talk) 09:40, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support We strongly need this. Otourly (talk) 10:05, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support don't know if an extension is the best way to implement that, but that would be definitely useful. Automatik (talk) 12:54, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vulphere 13:11, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Unsui (talk) 14:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Lyokoï (talk) 14:55, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pom445 (talk) 16:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Lmaltier (talk) 18:25, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Acer11 (talk) 07:37, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 15:23, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Every proposal that will make easier to everyone the contribution deserves my support. Gce (talk) 17:23, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support عبد الإله صديقي (talk) 20:11, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Teodor (talkcontributions) 20:38, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support great idea, i would start to contribute to wiktionary if this was used :) and maybe also extended to not only add translations but also add meanings, add etymology, etc Gryllida 07:19, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:23, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Arbnos (talk) 23:28, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support By erdo can • TLK 09:04, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 03:07, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nemo 22:24, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support BTW plwiktionary uses its own translation-editor.js, but a similar tool would be certainly helpful on eswiktionary. Peter Bowman (talk) 11:41, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Curious (talk) 21:23, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Daniel Case (talk) 05:04, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Donare Vitae (talk) 23:48, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Edhral 07:28, 30 November 2018 (UTC)