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This page is a translated version of the page Translatability and the translation is 38% complete.

This is a short guide to creating translatable pages. This is aimed at everyone who creates pages or processes on multilingual wikis, e.g. Meta.

Translation tags

  • Keep as much markup as possible outside the translation tags. If it's going to be the same in all languages there is no need to translate it.
  • Keep punctuation inside the translation tags. Punctuation mark usage varies across languages, and localized versions need to be used.
  • Nie umieszczaj za dużo tekstu w jednej jednostce tłumaczeniowej. Zamiast tego stwórz więcej takich jednostek.



When you set up a discussion for many languages, please think about the following questions.

  • Czy wszystkie instrukcje da się przetłumaczyć?
  • When you tell people they can participate in any language, in which language do you say this?
  • How will discussions work? There's probably no good solution for this, but you need to consider it.
  • How do you handle translation of transcluded pages?