[Translators-l] Translation request: Banners announcing the Wikipedia app on Android devices

Tilman Bayer tbayer at wikimedia.org
Wed Jul 2 03:40:48 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Seb35,
> translations are still welcome and needed in these languages (French,
> Italian, Russian, Dutch). There has been, or maybe still is, a weird
> technical issue with the first banner's translation group, e.g. the
> stats page at [1] was claiming until a few hours age this group has 0
> units (and 0 have been translated in any language, even though it has
> 3 units and translations already existed (e.g. [2]), being shown to
> millions of mobile readers over the last few days. The message you
> encountered looks like a different symptom of the same problem.
> It is looking OK now again though, are you able to enter French
> translations at [3] now?
> The issue is particularly strange because the translation group for
> the second banner did not show the same behavior (i.e. the stats at
> [4] continued to correctly show it as containing 3 messages, and
> recorded the existing translations correctly as well). That's even
> though both banners are completely identical except for the
> text,[5][6] and I didn't see anything in the logs that could have
> caused that difference.
Actually it just occurred to me that there was one aspect in which
those two banners differed:
We cloned Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1 into another banner for test
purposes (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/Heathertest
), but Wpapp2014Androidmobile_2 wasn't cloned afaik. And the time of
the cloning would be consistent with the times of the "empty banner"
occurrences. Just a hunch though; normally cloning should of course
leave the original banner intact.

BTW, I just updated
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:CentralNotice/Translations a bit.

> I strongly suspect it's a bug. Or is there
> another explanation? Any insights are welcome.
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AMessageGroupStats&x=D&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&action=proofread&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1&language=de&filter=translated
> [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1&language=fr&filter=%21translated&action=translate
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AMessageGroupStats&x=D&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_2
> [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1
> [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/Wpapp2014Androidmobile_2
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Seb35 <seb35wikipedia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I get the message "This message group is empty", is it too late to translate
>> or is it a misconfiguration?
>> Thanks,
>> ~ Seb35
>> Le Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:24:23 +0200, Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org> a
>> écrit:
>>> As many may already have seen, the new, fully revamped mobile
>>> Wikipedia app for Android was just released.[1] To bring it to the
>>> attention of mobile readers of Wikipedia, we are currently running
>>> banners (restricted to Android devices) which still need to be
>>> translated into the following languages:
>>> French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Dutch
>>> (Together with English and German, these correspond to the top 10
>>> languages - including variants - where the app is available in a
>>> localized version of sufficient quality, according to the developer
>>> team. The banners can be translated into other languages too, but they
>>> should only run in a language if the app is available in that
>>> language, too.)
>>> The text of the banners:
>>> "The new official Wikipedia app for Android:
>>> Faster speed, offline reading, and more."
>>> Translate at:
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_1
>>> "32 million articles, 280+ languages, one app
>>> Download the new Wikipedia app now"
>>> Translate at:
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-Wpapp2014Androidmobile_2
>>> Many thanks!
>>> [1]
>>> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/06/25/revamped-wikipedia-app-now-available-on-android/
> --
> Tilman Bayer
> Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
> Wikimedia Foundation
> IRC (Freenode): HaeB

Tilman Bayer
Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
Wikimedia Foundation
IRC (Freenode): HaeB

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