Crediting your source article
Even if your translation varies widely from the source, you must credit the article you're working from.
- (a) When you create the new article (in your sandbox), or when you add translated content to an existing article, you'll be asked for an "edit summary." Add the following:
Content in this edit is translated from the existing French Wikipedia article at fr:Exact name of French article; see its history for attribution.
- (b) Place the template
Template:Translated pageon your new article's Talk page.
When you add (a) to your edit summary, remember that the
:fr: is the code for the language you are studying. If you don't know the language code, look to the URL of the Wikipedia you are translating from. You'll see a two-letter code at the start of the web address. For example: ja.wikipedia.org is "Japanese." So, you'd link to the article using
:ja: rather than
:fr:, which is the French Wikipedia.