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Torchlight kopete.png is a localisation platform for translation communities, language communities, and free and open source projects. It started out with localisation for MediaWiki. Later support was added for MediaWiki extensions, FreeCol and other free and open source projects. See the complete list of supported projects. is not part of the Wikimedia Foundation projects, nor of any foundation or open source project. It is run by Nike and Siebrand, who are both developers and have considerable experience in i18n and L10n, as well as other staff members. The translation functionality is provided by the MediaWiki extension Translate. This wiki always contains experimental code, and may be broken occasionally. Please be patient, problems are usually dealt with quickly. Issues can be reported at the support page.


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  • 많은 기여자는 이미 위키 쏘프트웨어를 다루는데 익숙합니다. 당신이 위키 쏘프트웨어에 익숙하지 않다면, 당신은 MediaWiki.org에서 도움을 받을수 있습니다.
  • 이 번역의 소개에서 번역자가 번역하는 방법을 알아보세요.
  • 기술 정보는 translatewiki.net에 현재 사용되는 쏘프트웨어에 있습니다.
  • Translatewiki.net은 언어와 과제별로 변역의 진행 상황을 추적하는 통계를 생성합니다. 일반 통계 문서에서 통계와 기타 정보를 살펴보세요.

왜 translatewiki.net을 사용합니까

여기에는 핵심점만 이야기하고있습니다. 설명문서에서 번역에 대한 추가 정보를 읽어 보세요. 또, 우리의 과제를 번역해야 하는 이유에 대해서는 개별 문서를 읽어보세요.

  • The best translation tool available on the web. All localisation updates happen on an easy interface, and there are people around who can help translators. When making a translation, hints to understand its correct meaning and use are provided, as well as suggestions from translation memory/machine translation services.
  • No particular privileges required, everyone can contribute. Everyone who can contribute in a language (see below) is allowed to help with the localisation of that language.
  • Keeping track of changes is easy. Untranslated messages are not the only easily found: whenever the source text changes, the affected translations are tagged for easy identification. Translators do not have to spend time digging what needs doing.

Enable your software project on if it's not yet. 수법의 개요

  • On translators translate the interface of software for products where the English text strings have been isolated from the code and have been organized into individual "messages".
  • When a new project joins, the English source messages are imported. Further new English messages are imported from time to time.
  • Translations can be made for each message in a separate subpage of the English original for each language, /xxx for language code xxx.
  • Sub-pages named /qqq are used for message documentation. The documentation is written manually and is usually of better quality where good communication exists with the original software developer team. If source code comments are part of a software project, these are also displayed in the translation interface.
  • Translators make suggestions to improve or correct an original English message, or adapt it to support localisation. If agreed, these are either implemented by members who are also developers on the relevant project, or reported to the project developers.
  • Completed translations for each language are "committed" to the projects by staff, as soon as the total number of translations for a project in that language has passed the threshold agreed for that project. For frequency of committing and thresholds see the project pages.
  • The software release of translations which have been committed to a project is controlled and executed by the project administrators and is out of the hands of
  • Translators working on MediaWiki also translate special page names, magic words and namespaces, using the page Extended MediaWiki translation.
  • When a new language is set up at, items localised at the start include the script and its direction and a fallback language; other localised items can include date/time format, number format, and PLURAL, GRAMMAR and GENDER functions. Convergence with CLDR localisation data is being considered. At present the only data taken directly from CLDR to, and on to MediaWiki, are localised language names.

저작권 및 면책조항

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TRANSLATEWIKI.NET은 내용의 유효성을 보증하지 않습니다

Translatewiki.net의 번역을 사용하는것은 사용하는 본인의 책임입니다. 번역은 유용할수 있으나, translatewiki.net은 여기의 내용에 대한 유용성을 보증하지 않습니다. and its editors do not provide any warranty on the contents whatsoever, whether expressed, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents will be error-free.

Translations by translators are licensed CC BY 3.0, and derivative works may also be licensed under the licenses of the respective Free and Open Source projects the translations have been or will be added to. Content of user pages are considered to be "All rights reserved" by the author. All other content is licensed CC BY 3.0 unless a different license or copyright is stated explicitly.


Mediawiki-logo.png started during 2006 as a test wiki, developed by Nike, in collaboration with Gangleri, as an internationalisation tool for the localisation of the MediaWiki software. It started under the name Betawiki, which became at the beginning of 2009, following the site being moved to virtual server hosting under its own domain name, on 9th November 2007. By October 2007 was contributing to localisation in around 70 languages, which by June 2010 had grown to 329 languages. How the number of languages has grown is visible in the table of translation milestones passed for MediaWiki. By January 2010 an upgrade was needed to the server capacity, to cope with the increase in activity. Netcup has generously hosted since November 2007.

Other free and open source projects have gradually been added to, starting with FreeCol in August 2007. By June 2010 the number of projects supported has grown to 16.

Contributors to are all volunteers, except for one staff member who receives funding for part of his time (see funding below). Developers, administrators and translators were recruited initially from MediaWiki projects, especially Wikimedia. Most of our contributors still arrive here via MediaWiki, but with more projects arriving all the time, MediaWiki is no longer the only source of contributors. By June 2010, the number of registered translators is 1,860.

In collaboration with Stichting Open Progress and FUDforum, has arranged several translation rallies with bounties for translators available, to improve the localisation of MediaWiki and FUDforum.

The aims of are described on the Introduction. Technological aids to translators are described on the Technology page. These aids are continually being expanded and improved in order to make the translation work as efficient as possible. Current site needs and development are described on Issues and features.


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  • is kindly hosted by Netcup – webspace and vServer, at their expense since November 2007, with upgrades in February 2008, January 2010, October 2013, and July 2015.
  • Stichting Open Progress and others have from time to time organized funding for translation rallies to improve the localisation of MediaWiki and others, as explained above.
  • Since October 2009 the Wikimedia Foundation have contracted Siebrand to work about one day a week on

People behind


핵심조 회원들은 거의 날마다 운영에 참여합니다. 이들은 봉사기에 접근할수 있으며 가능한 문제를 줄이며 운영할 책임이 있습니다. 더 많은 정보를 보려면 개인 사용자 문서에 문의하십시오.

Founder, mostly development work
Community manager, project coordinator, developer
Translation committer for MediaWiki, developer
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We also depend on the work done by other members of our community:

  • Gangleri – early visionary, no longer active
  • GerardM – Ambassador, publicity using direct contact, blogs, StatusNet, Twitter
  • All contacts in individual projects
  • All translators and other members of this project


All contributors are organized into various groups, each group having its own privileges. In common with other wikis, people who register on the wiki are called Users. Users are automatically confirmed 4 days after registering, allowing them to send e-mails to other users. Administrators have more privileges, mainly concerned with protecting the site from vandalism. Bureaucrats have some more privileges, including granting and removing normal user rights, but are granted bureaucrat status by members of the Staff group. Bots are user accounts which can perform tasks automatically. The Import right, allowing a user to import pages from other wikis, is rarely used here.

In addition to these usual groups, also has user groups special to its purpose. The Translators can edit in protected namespaces, using the translate interface. Some translators can work offline on their translations. The Staff group are the overall managers of this site. They import the messages to be translated and commit completed translations to the projects which use They can amend the English source messages directly on some projects, including MediaWiki. They manage all aspects of the software used here.

The rights attached to each user group are listed on the page User Group Rights. Lists of the members of each group can be viewed on the page User list.

Contact us

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You can leave a message on our main discussion page at Support. If you prefer live discussion then try out our IRC channel #mediawiki-i18n at freenode. Not preferred, but if needed for security or privacy reasons, you can use e-mail as a method of contact at "translatewiki AT translatewiki DOT net" - replace "AT" with "@" and "DOT" with ".", and remove spaces as well from the e-mail address.

  • You can discuss issues concerning a particular language with its translators on the talk page of the language portal.
  • You can discuss issues concerning a particular project with its supporters and the developer liaison on the talk page of the project page.
  • You can discuss issues with individual users on their user talk page, or by e-mail (click on the e-mail link in the sidebar on a user page), if they have chosen to allow e-mail.