Talk:Content translation

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Unable to publish translated article

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Iryna Pawlovich (talkcontribs)

Hello

I completed a translation from Polish into Russian. When I press "publish", nothing happens. The bottom becomes gray and wrights "publishing", but the publishing process does not starts and does not ends (there may be gray publishing bottom for hours). So I cannot publish translated article. Would be grateful for any help.

For me it is necessary to publish the translated article as soon as possible. Are the any variants how to copy translation with all the links and pictures and publish it withing different tool?


your sincerely

Iryna

HaussmannSaintLazare (talkcontribs)

In my experience, this seems to happen when the translated text stored inside the editor is corrupted due to a content translation bug, rather than a publishing bug. It seems to disappear when the corrupted text is removed and made public. To find out which part of the text is corrupted, create a working page with the (normal) visual editor, copy and paste the problematic part from the editing screen of the content translation visual editor, Next, switch the working page to the source code editor and check the source code. In addition, it seems that errors do not easily occur if you do not use GOOGLE translation and start with the original text or start with empty text.

37.148.85.86 (talkcontribs)

Thank you

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Article already translated using CT2 but when searched in CT it says not translated yet

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Bluetpp (talkcontribs)

I have translated the article "Euro Truck Simulator 2" from English to Vietnamese using Content Translation, but when I search it again in Content Translation, the droplist says the article isn't translated yet. But when I click on the article (from the droplist), it says "this name has already been used in Vietnamese for another page".


Please fix this bug. Thank you.

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Citations, footnotes and references not translated

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Jan Spousta (talkcontribs)

English -> Czech, Wikipedia article Moravec's paradox -> Moravcův paradox. Windows/Chrome. The translator does not translate footnotes, citations in the Quote template and has problems with references.

HaussmannSaintLazare (talkcontribs)

A regular source code editor seems to have fewer bugs than a visual editor for content translation. Content translation has only a visual editor similar to a regular visual editor. Therefore, a source code can be obtained by separately creating a work page and copying text with the visual editor of content translation. How about this way?

Jan Spousta (talkcontribs)

Yes, you are of course true, it can be corrected with the help of the source code editor. But this is more cumbersome, and the translator needs to know how to work with the source code.

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Interwiki link is translated to external link.

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HaussmannSaintLazare (talkcontribs)
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Omda4wady (talkcontribs)

I cannot publish long articles translation

HaussmannSaintLazare (talkcontribs)

In my experience, this seems to happen when the translated text stored inside the editor is corrupted due to a content translation bug, rather than a publishing bug. It seems to disappear when the corrupted text is removed and made public. To find out which part of the text is corrupted, create a working page with the (normal) visual editor, copy and paste the problematic part from the editing screen of the content translation visual editor, Next, switch the working page to the source code editor and check the source code. In addition, it seems that errors do not easily occur if you do not use GOOGLE translation and start with the original text or start with empty text.

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HaussmannSaintLazare (talkcontribs)

When translating en:Seuil de Naurouze to Japanese Wikipedia, edit filter # 13 (jp:特別:不正利用フィルター/13) worked. This filter works when the volume of the whole article is small. However, it works on some of the original article not on whole article. This indicates that there is an error in passing data from the content translation to the editing filter. This error has been experienced several times so far, it seems to occur when there is a link at the corresponding location. Although I reported same error which occured in translating fr:Ligne de Lutterbach à Kruth on the report page of the Japanese Wikipedia (), it was determined to be a content translation issue.()

Thank you !!! --~~~~


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Jembrat (talkcontribs)

I translate a page all is good, and when click published it does nothing. The page doesnt published and it still in Progress stage in translation. Anyone can help?

Hoshi27 (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem, but know what to do.

Jembrat (talkcontribs)

what you do?

Hoshi27 (talkcontribs)

I trie again to see if everything go back to normal, but unfortanally nothing happen. Sorry if I coudn't help.

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Vingadoncs (talkcontribs)

Same here. I can't publish some of my translated articles.

Vingadoncs (talkcontribs)

For your reference, I'm trying to translate from English to Catalan this article: "Ratification Day (United States)"

165.225.92.97 (talkcontribs)

@Amire80 any idea what could happen? I have spent some time translating and I don't want to lose it. Thanks!

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

What happens exactly? The publish button doesn't appear? It appears, but the page is not published? Do you see warnings?

Vingadoncs (talkcontribs)

Hello, when I push the publish button, It keeps "Publishing" all the time but it never publishes. I have tried from 3 different laptops, from my personal phone... Nothing.@Amire80

Hoshi27 (talkcontribs)

Same thing, and it's bother me.

Saintfevrier (talkcontribs)

same exact thing here, for 3-4 days now. Very annoying!

Iryna Pawlovich (talkcontribs)

i have the same. are there any variants how to deal with such a situation?

Inteloff (talkcontribs)

Happened to me too, the button has been on "publishing" for half an hour.

Vingadoncs (talkcontribs)

Hello @Amire80 any solution? Thanks!

Igel B TyMaHe (talkcontribs)

May be there are no corresponding categories in destination wiki, this caused CT crash. You can access translated text with minor trash tags in translation debuggerhttps://people.wikimedia.org/~santhosh/translation.html Example for en->ca "Ratification Day (United States)":

fill Source language (en), Destination language (ca) Source title (Ratification Day (United States)), click FIND, click FETCH TRANSLATION, click WIKITEXT tab for source code. Then you need to remove all <section> tags to get clear wikitext ready to publish.

Saintfevrier (talkcontribs)

It was tedious, but it worked. Thanks! (and hope the bug is fixed soon, I'm not going through that again :P )

Hoshi27 (talkcontribs)

How can I look the ID for the text that I'm trying to translate? Like Franklin (peanuts)

Igel B TyMaHe (talkcontribs)

ID will appear if you fill Source language, Destination language, Source title and click FIND. Exept some cases, one of wich mentioned below (see Ranveig reply)

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

@Igel B TyMaHe Sorry I'm new here. I have found <section> tag in the WIKITEXT, but I don't know how to remove them? How can I edit the source code directly? My translating article is this: en -> zh "Persona (TV series)" Thanks.

Sevkehikmet (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem unfortunately. The publish button is active but after I click the publishing button, nothing happens. I am also looking for any advice tip. Thanks.

LyimeS (talkcontribs)

I wish it would give me the source code, I'd publish it as a common article.

Saintfevrier (talkcontribs)

see Igel's comment above: you can get the source code with this hack, but you have to delete a lot of code before publishing. It worked for me but I need a solution that doesn't take up so much time...

Ranveig (talkcontribs)

I have encountered this problem as well. I have managed to publish another translation fine, but have been unable to do so for Cille Gad from no: to nn: for several days. There is an error message saying that the source article has changed since I started the translation - it hasn't. I couldn't find the work in the debugger.

Divinglia (talkcontribs)

my publish button isn't active too..

Remontees (talkcontribs)

I've experienced exactly the same problem, see the other topic here untitled "Can't publish my translation".

Hoshi27 (talkcontribs)

When it will fix it?!

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

Any solution?

Ranveig (talkcontribs)

So far, I don't think anyone's figured out what the problem is. I was finally able to publish the translation I mentioned above by copying and pasting the translated text into the visual editor. I had to do it separately for every paragraph, so it's not really a solution for very long articles. This kept the footnotes and text formatting, but not the headers.

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

@Ranveig I think someone had found the problem. check this out:

May be there are no corresponding categories in destination wiki, this caused CT crash. You can access translated text with minor trash tags in translation debugger https://people.wikimedia.org/~santhosh/translation.html Example for en->ca "Ratification Day (United States)":

fill Source language (en), Destination language (ca) Source title (Ratification Day (United States)), click FIND, click FETCH TRANSLATION, click WIKITEXT tab for source code. Then you need to remove all <section> tags to get clear wikitext ready to publish.

Just copy the source code from WIKITEXT , paste it into a new page and clean all <section> tag.

I tried this way, it worked.

McYata (talkcontribs)

Many Japanese translators also reporting this issues and no solution was found. When I pushed Publish button, there are no alert or something but it keeps "publishing" forever. Yes it is possible to copy and paste to source or visual editor, but it means the loss of Contents translation's significance... there're very few merit of CT without publishing...

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Impossible to publish translated page due to "not enough experienced editor" message

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83.216.183.107 (talkcontribs)

I just translated the italian version of my Company page into english, but unfortunately I can not publish it, just save it as Draft, because "publishing is only allowed to more experienced editors on this wiki"

How can I solve the problem? How many contributions should I make in order to become a trusted contributor and be able to publish my translated page?

Is there any other way to solve the issue? For instance changing language? Please give me any tips!!

3ICE (talkcontribs)

Conflict of interest? You are not allowed to write about yourself or your company. (Nor hire a wiki editor to write about it.) Such things need to happen naturally, by other people. Otherwise everyone would be blogging on endlessly about themselves. (We all think we are more notable than everyone else.)

I too got started on Wikipedia by writing pages upon pages about myself. Until I learned the rules. Now those pages are deleted of course. I got my own website, I will not use Wikipedia as a free web host.

Edit: Merely translating what was written about you by others might be an exception to this rule. As long as you didn't write the Italian article yourself.

Edit 2: I may have been able to track your company down: Marca Corona (one of the companies of the Concorde group) — reviewing its edit history it is clear there's a CoI issue here. Sure, "you" only edited the logo and slogan recently, but "your other computer" at 83.216.183.106 wrote the rest. (Along with‎ Robby1978~itwiki.) IP address difference of only one number. (106 vs 107)

Edit 3: (I added to the first two paragraphs.) The work you did should not go to waste though. Ask Robby to publish it in your stead. Or create an account yourself. But make sure you disclose your ownership: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest#How_to_disclose_a_COI

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FCCC eng (talkcontribs)

Hi. I have the problem that i can't publish my translation in Persion of the Wikipedia es page. Can you help me please?

Thanks a lot,

Best regards

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

What happens exactly? Can you push the "Publish" button? What happens when you push it?

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

Same here. The button became grey, I couldn't push it.

I had saw this post: Topic:Vej2vjf7srwo9z1r

But I don't know how to remove the <section> tag since I don't know how to edit the source code directly.


Amire80 (talkcontribs)

Where do you see the <section> tag?

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

Quoted from Igel B TyMaHe

"May be there are no corresponding categories in destination wiki, this caused CT crash. You can access translated text with minor trash tags in translation debugger https://people.wikimedia.org/~santhosh/translation.html Example for en->ca "Ratification Day (United States)":fill Source language (en), Destination language (ca) Source title (Ratification Day (United States)), click FIND, click FETCH TRANSLATION, click WIKITEXT tab for source code. Then you need to remove all <section> tags to get clear wikitext ready to publish."

I tried this method in my project : Persona (TV series) en->zh and found many <section> tag in the WIKITEXT.

Mvp256 (talkcontribs)

OK, I just test the source code in sandbox, and it works.

So, maybe this method is the solution before the bug fixed?

37.148.89.199 (talkcontribs)

Exactly the same way: The button became grey, I couldn't push it.

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