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Starting[edit]

Hi! I'm from Spain, I can speak Catalan, Spanish and English, but I don't know which is the procedure that I need to follow to translate an article. Can I take any article that I like and translate it? Or I need to tell someone about it? I'm so confused! For example: one of the traduction of the week is The Yellow Wallpaper. I think that nobody traduced it to Catalan. Can I take the article and traduced? Or I need to say it to the META community? Thank you very much, and I'm sorry if I do something incorrect!

Dúvidas[edit]

EuAlexandre Ice queria pedir aulas sobre como criar e editar um documento na wikipédia para eu poder partilhar algum conhecimento.

Hi[edit]

Hello 174.65.135.67!

Editing translation of the week[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if anyone who knows Dutch to a high level would be willing to edit my translation. I would love to get some feedback in order to keep learning the finer points of this language. Thanks!

Need help on Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

I added File:Blame It on the Boogie by The Jacksons A-side US vinyl.png into an article, but some bot named Salebot reverted the edit. I don't know who operates the bot, so I wonder whether there is a Portuguese interpreter. I appreciate the help as needed. --George Ho (talk) 07:38, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

This question doesn't belong here, but pt:Usuário(a)_Discussão:Salebot#Salebot says "It can make mistakes — In this case, you can revert the bot and save all the job (this is a wiki, after all)." So I think you can try to undo it, and see what happens. Stryn (talk) 14:27, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
The reinsertion was reverted, Stryn. I got the message at my Portuguese page. --George Ho (talk) 21:35, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Oops, I mistakenly used the diff link of "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground". I did revert, and the bot didn't revert back. That's a relief! --George Ho (talk) 21:45, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Stryn, the bot reverted my reinsertion of another image for another article. --George Ho (talk) 21:50, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho: You have to file your issues to pt:Wikipédia:Café_dos_programadores rather than this talk page, as your addition of files don't seem related to any kinds of i18n/l10n. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:54, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Your feedback is welcome![edit]

Hey everyone, TL;DR, see Technical Collaboration/Community collaboration in product development/Tech ambassadors and translators to provide feedback on the role of tech ambassadors and tech translators until August 22nd, or in person at Wikimania. All details on page. Any help spreading the word is certainly appreciated :) Ciao, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:09, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Bring back the Moldovan Cyrillic Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, my name is Muso Kortjass and I would like to would you do the my official language Moldovan Cyrillic because my cannot lose my mother tongue because other wanted it to get deleted, so please help me. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Muso Max Von Vaduz (talk • contribs) 13:26, 14 August 2017‎ (UTC) (UTC)

Context: Proposals for closing projects/Deletion of Moldovan Wikipedia 2. Muso, are you able to contribute a language converter to Cyrillic? If you understand PHP, you can find a rather simple example in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/source/mediawiki/browse/master/languages/classes/LanguageKu.php . What's needed is basically a map of characters from latin to cyrillic and vice versa and a list of example conversions for testing. --Nemo 07:14, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Muso Max Von Vaduz: This is what I want to ask, so the Moldovan communities can be safety merged with Romanian, but it seems aganisted by @Strainu:? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

What to do with references when translating an article[edit]

Hi there I was wondering what people do with referencing when translating. Do you try and find a new reference in your own language or just keep the reference in the language from which the translation is being done? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Johanhilge (talk • contribs) 14:11, 17 August 2017‎ (UTC) (UTC)

Hi Johanhilge, the norm is probably to keep it. I'd say the biggest problem with that isn't the language – we're an encyclopedia trying to write about the entire world, and we're bound to have to use sources in other languages – but with the fact that we don't control the sources. That way, it's easy for errors to propagate through the encyclopedia. /Julle (talk) 21:22, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Translations[edit]

Wouldn't it make more sense for "Translations" in the upper-left corner went to Meta:Babylon and not to Special:LanguageStats? I think Special:LanguageStats is a bit hard to understand as someone who hasn't translated before, and we might lose some interested editors that way. /Julle (talk) 21:25, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

tvar issues[edit]

Apparently <tvar> isn't working well on Huggle/Download and got reverted. Can you please review that and find an explanation? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:24, 14 September 2017 (UTC)