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Using system messages[edit]

@Johan (WMF): could system messages be used for some sections? Every section that has to be translated takes time, but some are really boring. {{LangSwitch}} isn't available on every wiki, but system messages are. For "Recent changes", Mediawiki:prefs-rc (Recent changes) makes sense at least in English and Dutch. For "Advanced item", Mediawiki:searchprofile-advanced (Advanced) seems adequate. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 13:25, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Since the context is different, we should not use system messages. However, I think all translators agree it is boring to translate each week identical phrases, even with Translation Memory. A solution with templates and aggregate groups is being worked. --Pols12 (talk) 08:25, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
I'll check that. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:53, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

New and improved SALT[edit]

@Johan (WMF), Pols12, and Tacsipacsi: I just updated {{SALT}} so it no longer requires consistent translation unit numbers. Sections like "advanced item" that don't have a consistent translation unit number can now also be handled by SALT. I essentially haven't used translation memory at all since the inception of SALT. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:53, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, although I probably won’t use this new feature—I use this template only when the translation memory doesn’t load fast enough (or maybe at all), that is, for the first and sometimes the last message; for me, clicking the translation memory link is faster than typing this template. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:44, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
@Tacsipacsi: The way I use it is I copy-paste {{subst:SALT}} into every recurrent section, then I go back to the top of the page and translate all non-recurrent sections. If you fully type the template for each recurrent section I imagine translate memory can be faster when it loads quickly. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:57, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: For me, even copy-pasting feels slower than using the translation memory (even though objectively it probably isn’t). But that’s okay—I use the template when I find it useful and don’t use it when I don’t find it useful. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 00:20, 15 October 2020 (UTC)