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Low quality translations by ArticleEditor404122:39, 20 June 2021
This code is not available for this software.017:01, 18 June 2021
AnankeBot017:01, 18 June 2021
I cannot translate, just 'View source'016:51, 12 June 2021
MediaWiki:Mainpage/az020:58, 11 June 2021
Saraiki language ?008:14, 7 June 2021
Incorrect file name for MantisBT - hindi translation207:30, 1 June 2021
Problem on MediaWiki:Wsu-js-batchtable-status/en108:26, 30 May 2021
Offline PO File108:24, 30 May 2021
Understanding Review Queue405:56, 29 May 2021
IRC updates010:10, 28 May 2021
Request for variants under Wuu008:01, 27 May 2021
Notifications223:23, 26 May 2021
link issue on MediaWiki:Growthexperiments-help-panel-question-subject-template-with-title311:02, 24 May 2021
Tarandine - false not update messages308:18, 17 May 2021
Changing translations directly at the source code223:34, 15 May 2021
TheWikipediaLibrary - more json-based i18n files113:41, 13 May 2021
Problem saving translation016:45, 11 May 2021
Portal:pap018:11, 9 May 2021
Blocking system208:21, 7 May 2021
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Low quality translations by ArticleEditor404

User:ArticleEditor404 made a ton of low quality translations in yue and also a couple in ja. The majority of the yue translations by them are worth nuking.

Hello903hello (talk)21:02, 20 June 2021

Their translations in other languages should be checked as well, as they appears to have used a (rather low-quality) machine translation service.

Hello903hello (talk)22:39, 20 June 2021

This code is not available for this software.

A thread, Thread:Support/This code is not available for this software., was moved from here to Portal talk:Scn. This move was made by Nemo bis (talk | contribs) on 18 June 2021 at 17:01.
A thread, Thread:Support/AnankeBot, was moved from here to Portal talk:Scn. This move was made by Nemo bis (talk | contribs) on 18 June 2021 at 17:01.

I cannot translate, just 'View source'

Why I cannot translate pages for sr-ec or bs? It is 'View source' ('Извор', 'Izvorni kôd')...

Obsuser (talk)16:51, 12 June 2021

Hello. The current option is no longer used. Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote.

Ana Səhifə —→ Ana səhifə

Turkmen (talk)20:58, 11 June 2021

Saraiki language ?


Today I noticed that in MantisBT we have an unhandled language file 'strings_skr-arab.txt'. According to ISO 639, this is Saraiki language.

Looking for it here, I found 2 entries for it

Screenshot 20210607-101200.png

Following the 2nd link gives an error message: Sorry, the servers are overloaded at the moment. Too many users are trying to view this resource. Please wait a while before you try to access this resource again.

-- Damien08:14, 7 June 2021

Incorrect file name for MantisBT - hindi translation

A user recently submitted translations for new Hindi language on MantisBT project.

Changes were committed to MantisBT repo but the file strings_hi.txt is not following the naming convention, so the translations are not picked up by the Lang API.

File should be called strings_hindi.txt

Can you please fix that ?

Please update when done, thank you.

-- Damien09:43, 30 May 2021

Done and done.

Nike (talk)08:41, 31 May 2021

Thanks !

-- Damien07:30, 1 June 2021

Problem on MediaWiki:Wsu-js-batchtable-status/en

There is a problem with MediaWiki:Wsu-js-batchtable-status/en. If $2 is zero, extra "." appears in the resulting text like this: "99% complete. .". I suggest joining "." into the inner text like {{PLURAL:$2|0=|$2 failed.}}.

UsagiNeko (talk)06:45, 30 May 2021

Thanks. Fixed upstream. Will be reflect here soon.

Nike (talk)08:26, 30 May 2021

Offline PO File

If I update translation file using gtranslate and create an update PO file, will it be accepted for translatewiki? Is there any criteria for offline translation approval?

ajaysajay (talk)14:45, 29 May 2021

Please read the guide at Then submit a link to your translated po file here. After one successful submission, you will be given the rights to use Special:ImportTranslations yourself.

Nike (talk)08:24, 30 May 2021

Understanding Review Queue

I'm trying to understand review workflow. I started translation of a project ( which has multiple subprojects. In one case, the translations is parked for review (where I cannot act). In another case, I was able to review and act. Does this workflow depend on individual project settings? If yes, who is the the person to approach for reviewer role?

ajaysajay (talk)05:45, 24 May 2021

What do you mean by "parked for review"? Was the translation not committed upstream at MantisBT?

Nemo (talk)05:50, 24 May 2021

When I see the status it shows "100% translated, 0% reviewed". At another translation platform (transifex) there may be two different roles for translator and reviewer. I read the documentation and could not find if translatewiki also has two different roles for translator and reviewer.

As regards commit, overall translation level is still below min expected percentage (MantisBT page says 40%) in main project, so I'll continue to translate and verify the results once I achieve that level.

ajaysajay (talk)07:34, 24 May 2021

There is only one role here, which allows both to review and translate. You cannot review your own translations though, only translations from others.

There is currently no review threshold for exports, the threshold only checks translation completion percentage.

Nike (talk)10:01, 28 May 2021

That's what appeared to me when I started. Since some of work have progressed and reflected in commits to respective projects, I've full visibility of the process.

Thanks for help and clarification.

ajaysajay (talk)05:56, 29 May 2021

IRC updates

Our IRC channel has moved from Freenode to Libera Chat and is now called #translatewiki instead of #mediawiki-i18n. There is also #translatewiki-rc that relays recent changes feed. If you are using IRC, please join our new channel.

If you come across old references, please update them to the new channel, or let me know so I can do it. You can help by updating outdated translations for pages Project:About and Translating:New project.

I would also like to ask whether you are interested in translatewiki branded cloaks on Libera Chat? If so, I am wondering whether we should have flat cloaks like translatewiki/username or role-based like translatewiki/translator/username, translatewiki/staff/username.

Nike (talk)10:10, 28 May 2021

Request for variants under Wuu

Wuu has two writing systems. At this time, most of the messages are written in simplified Chinese characters, I wish to enable two new variants: wuu-hans "吴语(简体)" and wuu-hant "吳語(繁體)", and fallback to wuu when they are unavailable.

Subarupan (talk)08:01, 27 May 2021


Moment.js doesn't have a Chechen (ce) time format support and falls back to Russian, so Notifications are in an incorrect time format.

Умар (talk)13:03, 26 May 2021

I am not sure if this can be fixed here. Better to report it upstream:

Raymond13:12, 26 May 2021

link issue on MediaWiki:Growthexperiments-help-panel-question-subject-template-with-title

There was a problem with Growthexperiments-help-panel-question-subject-template-with-title ("Help panel question on $1"). If $1 is "Category:something" it will be sometihing like [1] ("หมวดหมู่" is alia for Category) and add page to category. I would suggest to add ":" to escape category magic like [[$1]] → [[:$1]]

Thank you for the report. I have submitted patch Gerrit:693604, waiting for review now.

Raymond11:12, 23 May 2021

Above patch was approved and will go live this or next week.

Raymond11:00, 24 May 2021

Tarandine - false not update messages

In group list about Tarandine localization, I see (since last March) some groups with not update percentage, but when I try to fix the messages I've NO MESSAGE TO UPDATE

Group list.png

Please fix this error

Joe Taras (talk)08:40, 23 April 2021

It's very difficult work with you! A simple request to clean the summary abour group messages becomes an impossible things. This language has one of more translated but os not right by you don't care about it.

Joe Taras (talk)08:03, 4 May 2021

Hi Joe,

All those skins have optional messages that are translated but have become outdated and need to be translated again.


Also see: and to understand why optional but translated messages count towards the group statistics.

Here's how you can access optional messages:



Abijeet Patro (talk)06:35, 6 May 2021

Thank you dear. I've no checked the opzional messages. Have a nice day ;)

Joe Taras (talk)08:18, 17 May 2021

Changing translations directly at the source code

I am the developer and project contact of Cita. The translation project began a couple weeks ago and it's been translated to multiple languages already. That's so cool! Before having the project on translatewiki, I took care of Spanish translations, which is my native language. Development of Cita continues and there usually are new messages or message changes. I would like to be able to change the Spanish translations directly at the source code when corresponding changes are made to the English strings. Otherwise, I have to wait until changes are pulled by translatewiki, then translate to Spanish online, and then wait again until translatewiki sends a pull request. Would this be possible? Something similar happens with message documentation (qqq). When a new message key is added, it would be easier to immediately add the corresponding message documentation, rather than waiting until changes are available at translatewiki (chances to forget are so high). Thank you very much for your support!

Diegodlh (talk)22:24, 11 May 2021

Hi Diegodlh, adding new/updated translations together with new/updated messages is OK.

But for changes of translations unrelated to patches I kindly ask you to do this in translatewiki. Otherwise the import process could get out of sync.

Raymond20:09, 12 May 2021

Thanks, Raymond! I'm planning to do this only occasionally and mostly for new messages, sure. Thanks!

Diegodlh (talk)23:34, 15 May 2021

TheWikipediaLibrary - more json-based i18n files

Hi there,

We're working to address a longstanding issue that precluded some of our content from being translatable via translatewiki. We've now moved the last of that content into json files, with the pattern: `locale/<locale_code>/tag_names.json` example:

We'd love to have these picked up as translatable strings.


Jsn.sherman (talk)16:07, 11 May 2021

Problem saving translation

This concerns an issue saving a Dutch translation for the following message:
{{PLURAL|zero=No reports|one=1 report|%{count} reports}}
{{PLURAL|zero=Geen rapporten|%{count} rapporten}}

Editor -this should be the most recent text according to the History page-:
{{PLURAL | zero = Geen rapporten | één = 1 rapport |%{count} rapporten}}

My attempt which did not get saved and would not return an error message when published -only an empty page-:
{{PLURAL|zero=Geen rapporten|one=1 rapport|%{count} rapporten}}

There is also an issue previewing a topic on this Support page; it sends you to a different page and as such returns "this topic does not exist". This does not happen with previewing translation edits in the wiki editor.

Danieldegroot2 (talk)16:04, 11 May 2021

Just below the orange notice there is a word 'papamientu'. I'm not sure what a papamientu is, but could it be that the word 'papiamentu' is misspelled here?

Ciell (talk)18:11, 9 May 2021

Blocking system

Hello! I usually contribute in another project, such as Wikipedia. I don't really understand about technical stuffs in translatewiki. So, I found an abuser's (AJBot2) contributing here, he's already global locked there. I want to make block request for him but i dunno how and where. His translations are mostly nonsense. Anyone can help me for this case? Thanks for the help!

ANukuma (talk)01:10, 30 April 2021

Hi ANukuma,

Thanks for bringing this to our notice.

I've left a comment on their talk page:,_unnecessary_and_unwanted_contributions

I will check back their contributions again after 7-10 days to see if anything has improved.


Abijeet Patro (talk)12:41, 3 May 2021

Thank you so much for your help! Cheers.

ANukuma (talk)08:21, 7 May 2021
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