Talk:Content translation

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Cannot publish a translated page

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2001:1711:FA53:1D30:416D:B1EB:C720:D8B4 (talkcontribs)

Hello, I am translating a page from Japanese Wikipedia to English. The page content is about Japanese dancer. The page on Japanese Wikipedia was created in 2008, and I would like to translate her biography because she works actively out of Japan, especially in Europe. But I cannot publish the translation page because of the issue that I am not eligible since I don’t have enough experience as editor on Wikipedia.

Can anyone suggest me any idea or solution for publishing this page?

Or do I have to gain some editor experience for some time? It would be great if I could share this contents. I could refer her own website, but Wikipedia article would be more concise and practical as perspective from the third person, to describe a short bio.


Your help will be appreciated!

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Your translation cannot be published because it contains too much unmodified text.

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Jeromi Mikhael (talkcontribs)

I am an Indonesian and an extended confirmed editor in both the English and Indonesian Wikipedia. I've tried using this tool. When I check the machine translation, it generates a natural and understandable text. But when I tried to publish it, the above prompt keeps coming and coming. The only way for me to publish it is to circumvent the translate tool by creating a blank article on the subject, then copying it one-by-one to the visual editor, then click publish. It is slower compared to click publish in the translate, but it is much better than having to translate it from scratch. My question here is how to disable the prompt?

195.114.121.65 (talkcontribs)

HI!

For me - helped change OS to Win'7 or +

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Jeromi Mikhael

Sorry about the issue you are having with publishing your translation. The Machine translation limits agreed by the Indonesian Wikipedia community (70%) is preventing you from publishing your article. You can only publish if you can rephrase or modify the machine translation content by 30%.

The Machine translation limits are adopted to improve the quality of translations. For more details about Translation quality, please click here.

Thank you.

Jeromi Mikhael (talkcontribs)

Well then. Is it illegal to circumvent it by copy-pasting into visual editor?

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Wikipedia es muy exigente con sus traducciones

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Gabri999 (talkcontribs)

Google Translate ha evolucionado mucho en los últimos años, garantizando una buena traducción en gran parte de los casos. Sin embargo, Wikipedia es muy exigente y te pide "que cambies la traducción" y "la revises". No logro entender que si Google Translate traduce correctamente un párrafo entero, y Wikipedia me exige que lo modifique (si no, no puedo publicar la traducción), que quiere que haga. Que borre palabras y las vuelva a escribir de nuevo?


He estado 3 horas traduciendo un articulo extenso, y al acabar, sorpresa... "modifica el articlo, hay demasiadas partes sin modificar". 3 horas modificando un artículo os parece poco? No logro entender porque estas dificultades.

Edito: he estado otra hora más modificando el artículo con cosas tan simples como poner sinónimos, ya que como explico, la traducción que proporciona Google es buena. Nada, para wikipedia, sigo sin "haber modificado suficiente el artículo". Menuda manera de perder el tiempo, así se desincentiva a colaborar en el proyecto wikipedia...


Edito 2: Llevo todo el día editando el artículo, es exasperante que Wikipedia no lo acepte. Incluso aunque borre las palabras y las vuelvo a escribir, para Wikipedia "la traducción sigue siendo mala", cuando está bien escrita!! No voy a volver a traducir un artículo en Wikipedia en mucho tiempo con tanta exigencia, pierdo mucho tiempo de mi vida para nada.

WillMkB (talkcontribs)

si, muy ruim

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

¿Cómo es posible pasarse 3h "traduciendo un artículo" si, según entiendo, dejaste la traducción por defecto? Hay algo que no me cuadra...

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Anteprima non disponibile?

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Summary by Coetledefretdena

Ho trovato (per caso): oltre a salvare come bozza, dovevo anche pubblicare l'articolo come bozza!

Coetledefretdena (talkcontribs)

Ho tradotto una pagina con l'aiuto dello strumento di traduzione. Vorrei ora leggere la pagina così come apparirà definitivamente, ma non trovo da nessuna parte un'opzione di pre-visualizzazione.

Ho salvata la nuova pagina in bozza, ma tramite il mio profilo ("prove") non ci arrivo... L'unica modalità è la visualizzazione bilingue.

Come si fa per vedere la pagina definitiva prima della sua pubblicazione?

Grazie!

TROVATO (per caso): oltre a salvare come bozza, dovevo anche pubblicare l'articolo come bozza!

é quase impossível postar

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Editor Master Plus (talkcontribs)

toda vez que eu traduzo algo fica dizendo que é problemático (até quando eu removo o pedaço "problemático").

WillMkB (talkcontribs)

comigo está acontecendo o mesmo, passei um tempão traduzindo pra agora ficar empacado no final

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Kukkolankoski Rapids is missing an English translation

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80.221.103.56 (talkcontribs)

Kukkolankoski Rapids are one of largest free-flowing rapids in whole Europe. There are wikipedia articles in Finnish, Swedish and Cebuano but not in English.

There are alternatives names for Kukkolankoski Rapids - in Swedish Kukkolanforsen and in English Kukkola Rapids. Both English names should direct on the same page and interlink all the languages.

The missing article in English is problem because it prevents in practice translating into other languages.

1234qwer1234qwer4 (talkcontribs)

This is not really a problem about the Content translation tool, but what do you mean with "Both English names should direct on the same page and interlink all the languages"?

80.221.103.56 (talkcontribs)

It's common to use both Kukkola Rapids and Kukkolankoski Rapids names in English. People use Swedish name Kukkolaforsen on the Swedish side of the river and on the Finnish side Kukkolankoski. The Finnish word "koski" and Swedish "forsen" translates to white water rapids in English.

To keep the English name neutral, I would choose Kukkola Rapids as the main title of the page. Kukkolankoski Rapids would redirect to that page.

If I have understood correctly, translation works nicely and without restriction from English to other languages. This is maybe not so between other languages and there seemed to be also publishing restrictions for newbies when creating a new translation from another language.

80.221.103.56 (talkcontribs)

Addendum. I understand that Wikipedia and Content translation tool are different entities, at least to some extent. I just would like to create a start for the article in this subject in English. Kukkola Rapids are one of the major historical natural sights in Lapland.

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unlocking an ongoing translation

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Charc2018 (talkcontribs)

Hello, I would like to translate the article Vicky Mcclure from English to French but there is an ongoing translation by user @Suntuoso who is no longer active and thus blocking the translation. Would it be possible to get this page back into circulation so that it can be translated please? Regards,

MikutoH (talkcontribs)

@Charc2018 I suggest you to copy the source code of the article in a sub user page on en.wiki then translate from there. Don't know if there's a better way... but that what's I do when this happen to me. best

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Bh116k (talkcontribs)

So far I have used this Contents translation well and when editting again the article, I by myself adjusted source code of the articles. But there are couple of functions which should be added in my opinion

  • Edditing the source if necessary
  • More functions of the edit toolbar such as section heading

Best regards,

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Annoying scroll jump to top while typing first paragraph

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Pabloab (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to translate "Lactarius subdulcis" (en to es). I'm not sure if related to infobox (which I'm unsure if will be translated, translation of infoboxes always was a problem, should let me the alternative to create it on destination language if it's not there) but as soon I try to fix some problems of the automated translation the scroll keeps jumping to the top of the document. The document jump back and forth from where I'm typing to the top, so I have to practically blindly type everything and then scroll to the section to see if everything went fine. Something odd is that this happens only on the first paragraph, on all the other sections of the document scroll doesn't jump to the top.

Всевидяче Око (talkcontribs)

Hi!

For help your, need more information.

When reporting a bug, it will help us a lot if you will indicate the following things:

  • Which article were you translating and to which language
  • Which browser did you use (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.)
  • If you're getting any errors, please provide log from browser console if possible. To open browser console: press Ctrl+Shift+j (or cmd+alt+J () on a Mac).

In case you are familiar with Phabricator, please consider reporting a bug there.

Pabloab (talkcontribs)

I was translating Lactarius subdulcis from English to Spanish (en to es), with Chrome 85.

Next time I'll add the relevant console log.

It's not clear to me when I should post the issue here and when directly on Phabricator.

Всевидяче Око (talkcontribs)

HI! If Your place issue in Phabricator, you don't need place here.

With respect

AquAFox (talkcontribs)

Same problem here. I'm using Chrome browser in Windows 10, translating en→ko.

when I write a word for translating long document, often scroll jumping. this problem occured seems from 3 months ago.

I hope solve this problem as soon as possible.

Haziq Faruqi (talkcontribs)

I'm having that problem too. I'm on Chrome browser, translating en - ms and it happens on all articles I'm translating. It's been like this for months on all computers I have, even my father's new laptop.

Hope this stops soon.

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Zaschid (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem.

Ynneblack (talkcontribs)

I ran into the same issue, both with the infobox (it just doesn't transfer at all, but doesn't let me rewrite it manually) and with scrolling. English > Czech.

42.200.187.185 (talkcontribs)

Yeah same problem, using Chrome, translating en - zh.

Somar1987 (talkcontribs)

i also have the same problem while translating from EN to AR

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1234qwer1234qwer4 (talkcontribs)

Thanks, the topic you linked suggests this is already worked on, see Phabricator.

Всевидяче Око (talkcontribs)

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Charlestpt (talkcontribs)

Hello, I've had this problem on hundreds of translations over months (en -> fr, Brave Browser/Chrome on W10, nearly all the time). It's so potent that I've learned to live with it and to regularly scroll back, but it would be nice if it was patched, yes. Regards,

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Cannot publish valid translation

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Whaales (talkcontribs)

I'm translating the "Automotive industry by country" page into Turkish but when I try to publish it, it says there is too much unchanged text, even though the paragraphs are completely correct. I don't know if this happens to anybody else, but I hope there is a solution to this annoying problem every time I try to translate pages with large amounts of text.

M-Mustapha (talkcontribs)

Yes! It happens when you did not modified the required percentage of the page to be translated, are you sure the machine translation is 100% accurate?

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