[Translators-l] [Wikimedia-l] We have an awesome Translation Tools....made for English speakers first
vira.motorko at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 14:15:56 UTC 2014
It is weird that, for example, chapters' pages on Meta should be written in
English and then translated into native language -- according to current
I agree with Charles, this change would be a step forward.
Sure, translators-l will also agree.
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2014-08-14 16:43 GMT+03:00 Charles Andrès <charles.andres.wmch на gmail.com>:
> Dear all,
> I would like to draw your attention on the Translation Extension for
> Mediawiki, since 2 years now, community members ask to improve this
> extension by adding the possibility to select the original language.
> We are in a movement where the knowledge exchange is a primary concern, we
> have a really good tools to facilitate the translation of the
> documentation, but today we are still obliged to first translate "manually"
> in English before being able to use the Translate extension.
> I'm not a Tech guy, I try to read the bug's page linked before, and the
> only message I can get from is << you, non English speakers, are not our
> priority >>.
> The ability to translate in multiple language the documentation created by
> non English speakers is a major challenge, we need to make it happen more
> Everyday I heard French speaker saying that they do not belong to the
> Wikimedia Community because it's all in English/all for English, I do not
> pretend that improving the Translate extension will solve this issue, but
> it could be a little step forward.
> thank for your attention
> Charles ANDRES, Chief Science Officer
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