Talk:Content translation

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Please provide feedback about the Content translation tool on this page.

We suggest checking the Frequently Asked Questions page first.

When reporting a bug, it will help 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.

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Italian to Grman translation does not work

1 (talkcontribs)

I would like to do translations from Italian to German - but ...

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ニコライ3世 (talkcontribs)

コンテンツ翻訳で英語版から日本語版に翻訳する作業を再開したところ「この翻訳は古い版の原文に基づいています。翻訳原文が著しく改稿されている場合があり、翻訳をやり直したほうがよいかもしれません。」というメッセージが表示されました。しかし、翻訳元の記事(:w:Heracleopolis Magna)は2ヵ月以上変更されておらず、私が作業を開始したのは2、3日前なので「古い版の原文に基づいています」などということが起きるはずがありません。何らかのバグが生じていると思われるので、調査してください。

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Arabic to English translation does not work.

FuzzyMagma (talkcontribs)

Arabic to English translation does not work on any arabic page

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English to portuguese translation does not work.

Bemloko (talkcontribs)

I was trying to translate content from English to Portuguese, to kickstart my early activities and studies on the Portuguese Wikipedia. I've studied English in the past, and I've sent all my translations to other peers, that validated my texts and past efforts.

It must be a bug on the new software, then? Reason why I'm sending this bug report. On any of my translations, an unhelpful error message shows up, with no explanation whatsoever to what may be triggering the content filter almost all the time for me.

Anyway, the articles I was working on are as follows:

Kramatorsk radiological accident

Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents

I hope this issue gets solved soon.

Best regards,

Bemloko ᴬʰᵒʸ! ᵀᵃˡᵏ ᵗᵒ ᵐᵉ 03:54, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

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french to english translation unhelpful errors

Darling58 (talkcontribs)

Receiving multiple irreconcilable errors that prevent publication. There are no clues in the errors, just that "there is a problem."

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english to turkish translation system is not working

1 (talkcontribs)

I did my translation without any errors but still, the filter error pops up on my page.

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english to malayalam traslation is not working from today

Summary by UOzurumba (WMF)


Challiyan (talkcontribs)

please check the english to malayalam translation tool. and i need help in fixing the issue

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Challiyan, The WMF Language team is working to fix the issue. You can track progress through this ticket.

Thank you for your patience.

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Challiyan,

This problem has been resolved, the Translation from english to Malayalam works well now. Thank you for being patient.

Italian from English translation not working

Summary by UOzurumba (WMF)


Codas (talkcontribs)

The message is "automatic translation failed".

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello [User:Codas|Codas]],

This issue has been resolved, the Machine Translation works well now. Thank you for being patient.

English into Serbian is not working

Summary by UOzurumba (WMF)

This problem has been resolved, thank you.

Flyingsquirrel mg (talkcontribs)

Automatic translation from english into serbian is not forking, it displays "Automatic translation failed" each time I click to translate the paragraph.

Machine Translation is broken when paragraph has a link

Summary last edited by UOzurumba (WMF) 04:43, 31 January 2023 4 days ago

This issue is being tracked at:

Resolved, the Machine Translation works well now. Thank you for being patient.

Victini378 (talkcontribs)

I cannot add a translation paragraph in the 'Content Translation' tool, because I get a notification saying 'Automatic Traslation failed'. I have no way to turn off machine translation, so I can't add the paragraph either. I am trying to translate the "Dwight Hooker" page from the English wiki to the Italian wiki.

Alvinero (talkcontribs)

Same here. Trying to translate several articles from English to Spanish and end up having the same error everytime.

আফতাবুজ্জামান (talkcontribs)
Alex Blokha (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem.

Ultron90 (talkcontribs)

Same problem with me

Aethelfirth (talkcontribs)

Same in translating to italian (talkcontribs)


Ainali (talkcontribs)

I get the same error trying to translate Kirsten Zickfeld from English to Swedish.

Antanana (talkcontribs)

Same here, cannot translate paragraphs if they contain links: from en, ru, he to uk

Đơn giản là tôi (talkcontribs)


LegendaSM07 (talkcontribs)

Same - Workers' Party (Brazil) - english > slovak

Cabanero (talkcontribs)

We have all the same problem. Content translation does not work anymore. What has happened? Can you repair it? (well, it ist not very important, because the tool could not do very much.)--~~~~

UOzurumba (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello all,

Sorry about this problem, it is being worked on and you can track progress in this ticket. Thank you for your patience.

Aholtman (talkcontribs)

One strange thing is, that it still works from de to fr - but where in the fr version on the right hand side the automated translated French text appears. "Anything to de" does not work, either. Can it be a problem that the problem occurs only on those wikipediae where not automated translation available, but only copy and paste of the original language with adjusting the links and templates?

I just tested a translation to en via the tool, which seems to work, although no automated translation is available there. It seems to have no influence on the problem. De to en works in paragraphs even with links.

Leon II (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem: cannot translate paragraphs if they contain links: from en, de to uk

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