[Translators-l] [Wikimedia-l] We have an awesome Translation Tools....made for English speakers first

Bohdan Melnychuk base-w at yandex.ru
Wed Aug 27 08:14:55 UTC 2014

Sorry for a bit offensive-could-be mood:
Why not like an accusation? You've developed TUX which is less 
functional than tux=0 (no edit summary, no work on mobiles, slower work, 
no editing two units simultaneously, urge to develop strabismus to use 
translation helpers efficiently (but still scrolling won't allow working 
as in tux=0) and so on - I may continue) which even can't be permanently 
disabled via preferences but you waited for years for some random 
student to make the feature. IMHO accusation is well justified — don't 
be so "do-not-criticize-us"ous.

If it's now possible to have Translate for translatable pages in other 
langs than en it's quite great news — I think for instance chapters' 
wikis will want to have it.

27.08.2014 10:16, Bence Damokos написав(ла):
> Thanks Niklas for the reply.
> Notwithstanding the subject line's snark, and despite the fact that 
> components of the problem have been solved for a long time, from a 
> user's perspective there hasn't been progress on the handicap (not 
> being able to translate from languages other than English on Meta) as 
> a whole for years now, which does run counter to our ethos of being 
> multilingual and encouraging contributions in all languages.
> If Kunal succeeds, that would be great, but if he doesn't or it takes 
> too long to integrate his work, I would recommend prioritising this 
> issue somewhat higher and giving it the necessary resources at the WMF.
> Best regards,
> Bence
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Niklas Laxström 
> <niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com <mailto:niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Translate extension has supported for a long time having any language
>     as the source language. There just has not been an interface in
>     MediaWiki to set the source language of a page.
>     The good news is that Kunal Grover, a GSoC student has created
>     Special:PageLanguage to do just that. [1] I expect it will be
>     available quite soon.
>     In the future, please use a subject line which does not sound like an
>     accusation.
>       -Niklas
>     [1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Kunalgrover05/Progress_Report
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