[Translators-l] Editing Wikipedia will stop for 30 minutes on two days: please translate the announcement

Benoît Evellin (Trizek) bevellin at wikimedia.org
Wed Apr 12 09:04:26 UTC 2017

Hello Barbara

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If you need assistance about it, please contact me privately, in English or
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On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Barbara Page <barbarafpage at gmail.com>

> Hello and greetings,
> I have finished the Haitian translation of the service changes. I'm sorry
> it took so long and you had to wait. Much of the haitian wikipedya has
> small messages and instructions and messages that are still in French. Can
> I start sending translations to you, say, beginning at the end of May?
> Best of Regards,
> Barbara Page
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Johan Jönsson <jjonsson at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:50 PM, Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder <
>> ssnyder at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> Please translate:  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi
>>> ki/Tech/Server_switch_2017
>>> You may remember that the Technology department did a major test in
>>> April 2016 to see how well they could recover from a major disaster.
>>> During this test, it was not possible to edit Wikipedia or any of the other
>>> WMF wikis for about 30 minutes on two days.
>>> They are repeating this exercise this year.  This will affect editors
>>> and contributors around the world, at Wikipedias, Wiktionaries,
>>> Wikivoyages, Commons, and other WMF sites.  Please translate the main
>>> announcement into as many languages as possible.  Last year, we had
>>> complete translations into about 40 languages, and partial translations
>>> into a couple of other languages.
>>> This should be a relatively quick translation job.  The main change from
>>> last year is the dates and times.  I have just checked (by creating part of
>>> the German translation), and about 60% of the sentences are identical to
>>> last year and stored in translation memory.
>>> (Also, if you read German, please review the parts of the German
>>> translation that I copied.  :-)
>>> If you have questions, you can reach me in e-mail or on wiki.[1]
>> This has now been distributed. Thank you, everyone who helped out with
>> translations.
>> //Johan Jönsson
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Benoît Evellin (Trizek)
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Wikimedia Foundation
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