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This is a help page for users who want to work on translations offline.
In Special:Translate you can export a message group to a .po/gettext file, and work on that offline. You can upload or import your translations if you have "offline translator rights" (you can make a request for those after you have proven to be a reliable online translator). For first time submissions, please compress your gettext file and e-mail it to "translatewiki AT translatewiki DOT net" referencing your translatewiki.net user name. Your first submission will be imported by a staff member.
For other technical suggestions, warnings and notes about usage of the offline translation feature, please see the documentation.
Clicking a link below will give you a .po/gettext file download for your language as set in Special:Preferences. This file has a UTF-8 encoding.
- MediaWiki - most often used core messages
- MediaWiki - all core messages
- Wikimedia extension messages
- MediaWiki - all extension messages
The above links are tailored to MediaWiki. On Special:LanguageStats you can go to any group, and select there "Export" then select "Export for off-line translation" to export to gettext.