[Translators-l] Call for translation: WMF website housekeeping

Sabine Cretella sabine_cretella at yahoo.it
Mon Mar 24 06:42:34 UTC 2008

Hi :-) well, we are still on "holiday" over here :-) today we should go
out, but it is raining cats and dogs ... so for now: computer.

Also here: please note that if we have Spanish we get Catalan, French,
Portuguese, Galician quite easily only with need to proofread and
therefore less work to be done (Apertium). 

Cheers, Sabine

Am Montag, den 24.03.2008, 09:42 +0900 schrieb Aphaia:
> Hello,
> Seasons greetings
> Transcom is beginning a spring house keeping drive on Wikimedia
> Foundation website [1]. We happily invite you to join this cleaning-up
> and help renew pages or add new translations.
> WMF site needs to be up-to-date, in every language ideally. By now WMF
> site has its content in many languages. Some pages are available in
> over 10 or even 20. But not every page is regularly updated. Some
> contents are based on year old one or much older ones, like the
> English version created in 2005. For example,
> - Spanish Home Page (Portada) is based on September 2005 English version.
> - Romanian and Italian Home Pages are based on an much earlier version.
> - Korean page seems to be much older (2004?)
> - Turkish and Finnish "About Wikimedia" were last modified in 2006,
> and   thus not in form of FAQ.
> We Transcom propose a schedule for cleaning-up as follows:
> #0. This announcement
> #1. Waiting phase (2 weeks, until April 7)
>   We Transcom ask every translators to check their language pages, and
> if they are outdated, to renew those pages. We expect you translators
> to begin your work within 2 weeks ... you can jump in translation
> directly or just say on this list "I'll take care of it very soon", if
> you are willing to help.
> #2. Determine outdated and abandoned pages (from April 8): if someone
> works or will soon work on a page at that moment, we are happy to wait
> for their translation.
> #3. Turning those outdated and abandoned pages into soft redirects.
>   Soft redirects will be template messages with a link to another
> language version or more. We are thinking English versions, unless the
> other language is recommended. We'll make a template for this purpose.
> The draft is on meta [2]. An example of look and feel of French
> version "sorry for your inconvenience template" is available  [2']
> #4. Final review (May 21)
>   There would be the pages which are not ready on April 8 but ongoing
> or just said to be ready in  days. If no work is done at all by this
> date, those pages will also be turned into redirect.
> Cbrown1023 made a list of outdated pages [3], it will be a good start
> to review your language pages.
> Workspace for translation of each page may be found through
> [[meta:Translation requests]] (aka [[m:TR]]). [4]
> Questions and suggestions are welcome as always. You are welcome to
> ask a question on this list, [[m:Meta talk:Babylon]] [5] or IRC
> channel #wikimedia-translation. For general guidance about translation
> on meta, [[m:Translation]] will be helpful. [6]
> Happy translation!
>   [1] http://wikimediafoundation.org
>   [2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Translation_requests/WMF/update_needed/en
>   [2'] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/R%C3%A9solutions
>   [3] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Cbrown1023/Updates#Translations
>   [4] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/TR
>   [5] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta_talk:Babylon
>   [6] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Translation

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