Talk:Content translation

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Mi traducción se fue a saco roto al parecer

Summary last edited by YTRK 12:52, 6 August 2020 11 hours ago

Topic:Vrft03hk5b5nphbo and a misunderstanding. Merge to Topic:Vrft03hk5b5nphbo.

Avecus (talkcontribs)

Cuando acabé de traducir y decidí publicar, me dice:

Página publicada en <a href="/wiki/Desarrollo_espiritual" target="_blank">Desarrollo espiritual</a>

y desapareció.

YTRK (talkcontribs)

You seem to be fine? (es:Desarrollo espiritual)

Or do you want to translate the article further? In that case, the translation can be found in the "published" tab in the main screen of the tool.

Please don't forget to give feedback if this works. Thanks.

Isabelle Belato (talkcontribs)

The same has been happening here ever since I've begun translating again. After publishing the translation, it would create a link to the new page on top of the translation. But it seems some recent change has made it so the link doesn't work, instead showing the html code described by Avecus. It's a visual bug, but an annoying one nonetheless.

The page is published. Corrupted message.

Alex Blokha (talkcontribs)


When I publish the page i receive such message.

Сторінка опублікована на <a href="/wiki/%D0%92_%D0%BE%D1%87%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%96_%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%96%D0%B2_(%D1%84%D1%96%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC)" target="_blank">В очікуванні варварів (фільм)</a>

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

Same here. Database hickup? It should not show the tags a href=

Всевидяче Око (talkcontribs)

Hi! Have this message on this week twice( Articles was published

Euro know (talkcontribs)

same problem here

YTRK (talkcontribs)
Reply to "The page is published. Corrupted message."

{{sfn}} sources from PT to EN

Summary last edited by YTRK 12:53, 6 August 2020 11 hours ago

pt-en; {{sfn}} sources are ignored, with the exception of those inside a Template:Track listing.

Victor Lopes (talkcontribs)

Hello, I've been translating some articles from PT to EN and the tool never fetches any {{sfn}} sources (example: en:Equilíbrio Distante). What happens every time is that the source number (as in "example sourced sentence[1]") is no longer superscript, no longer clickable and the source itself is ignored.

Victor Lopes (talkcontribs)
Victor Lopes (talkcontribs)

The issue wasn't even addressed, why was the topic closed? Sfn sources are still not being fetched when outside of certain templates.

Victor Lopes (talkcontribs)


Reply to "{{sfn}} sources from PT to EN"

The screen scrolls by itself each time I type

El Mono Español (talkcontribs)

I don't know why it happens or how to fix it. Even if I just type a single letter or even a space right away the screen scrolls up or down and it's really annoying. Please if anyone has a solution to this let me know! Regards

Pincheira22 (talkcontribs)

I have the same problem since a month a go, on two desk pc and one notebook.

Flipwared (talkcontribs)

This is incredibly annoying, it makes impossible using the translation tool. It happens using en -> es and es -> en on Chrome 84.0.4147.105 (64 bits) @ Windows 10 2004

Alex Blokha (talkcontribs)

Same problem

Isabelle Belato (talkcontribs)

Same here when translating to Portuguese on Chrome.

Reply to "The screen scrolls by itself each time I type"

Just got this error message when publishing a translated article:

Summary by Omotecho

Same case as Topic:Vrft03hk5b5nphbo and one more.

Sabelöga (talkcontribs)

Sidan publicerades på <a href="/wiki/Biet_Maya_(film)" target="_blank">Biet Maya (film)</a>

Why? What did I do wrong or was this an error?

Reply to "Just got this error message when publishing a translated article:"
Summary by Omotecho

Reporter found solution with Preference settings.

Nk (talkcontribs)

I can't get rid of the advertising banners for that tool that keep appearing on every new article I create. Yet another case of WMF trying to push their useless projects while obstructing the work of the editors.

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

Don't they stop appearing if you click No, thanks?

Nk (talkcontribs)

No, I did that more than 5 times today. I also tried to turn on and off the checkbox on the beta tools preferences page.

But the messages stopped now, after I clicked 'Yes' (and found the link to this talk page).

Faulty message "translation is not complete"

Meursault2004 (talkcontribs)

I have experienced several of these kinds of faulty message. Therefore I couldn't publish the translation.

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Wikidata item not automatically connected

YTRK (talkcontribs)

There have been reports that the published translation is not connected to the wikidata item, resulting in links to other language versions on the sidebar to not be displayed. Although this can be manually fixed from the "add links" button on the sidebar, this is something that content translation is supposed to do automatically.

This problem has been reported by Euro know (talk · contribs) and Tuanminh01 (talk · contribs) in English to Hebrew, Macedonian to Hebrew, and English to Vietnamese.

Euro know (talkcontribs)

@YTRK, this is also from German to Hebrew.

YTRK (talkcontribs)
Alex Blokha (talkcontribs)

Same in ukrainian wiki

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Paelius (talkcontribs)

Warum kann ich mit diesem Tool die polnisch-deutsche Übersetzung nicht machen?

YTRK (talkcontribs)

Hello. Could you please answer the following?

  1. Is the use of the tool somehow restricted on the German Wikipedia?
  2. What article is it that you are trying to translate?
  3. What showed up when you tried to start translating?
Paelius (talkcontribs)

1. Das weiß ich nicht. Ich habe darüber nichts gefunden. 2. Verschiedene (alle haben keine englisch-Version). 3. "Übersetzungsdienste sind für die ausgewählten Sprachen nicht verfügbar. Warum?" und "Warum?" gibt mir keine Antwort darüber.

YTRK (talkcontribs)

List at least some please, even if there are too many.

The wording sounds like what one sees when trying to use automatic translation in translations into English. Are you able to open the tool and can edit the translation if you only copy the original but cannot use machine translation?

For a solution to the problem to be found, more information is neccesary. Please describe how far you were able to go, where you were stuck, whether you have past experience of successfully publishing a translation or not (to see if this is a temporary thing), and the like.

Reply to "pl->de Übersetzung"
Summary by Mainframe98

Reported as solved

BarniCF (talkcontribs)
BarniCF (talkcontribs)

Here's the warning

BarniCF (talkcontribs)

Refreshed and disappeared...

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