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Welcome, good to see You here, best regards, --Spacebirdy 17:40, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi. Great to see you work on this very small language that is almost extinct. As you are now doing the work that will add the first Manx messages to MediaWiki, this is also the time to decide on a fall back language. This is the language that will be used in case a message if not available in the first language. Based on the language classification in ISO 639-3[1], I think Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) or language code 'ga' may be a good candidate. If the message is also not available in that language, the message will be displayed in English. Would this be a proper fall back scenario? Please let me know. Cheers! Siebrand 11:53, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

What to translate first

Hi MacTire02. As far as I can see, you're 'just translating anything' you can get your hands on. As I know you are active in a Wikipedia project, I think you could benifit from a few tips:"

  • first translate the most often used messages[2]
  • complete the core messages[3]
  • check if you should translate any optional messages[4]
  • do a consistency check (terminology, formal/informal) on your localisation
  • translate the extension messages used in Wikimedia wikis[5]
  • translate the remaining remaining extension messages[6]
  • do a consistency check (terminology, formal/informal) on your localisation between core messages and extension messages
  • start maintaining your language's localisation

I hope this helps. Cheers! Siebrand 09:51, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Siebrand. I wasn't really sure what to translate first at all so I just went for the easiest ones which is not necessarily the best way forward. I'll follow your advice. Regards, --MacTire02 14:12, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Wow, I see You are doing a lot of translations here, thanks for the work :) --Spacebirdy 01:16, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
My congrats also on your awesome work! :) Malafaya 16:58, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks guys. I just really wanted to get my teeth stuck into translating the wiki so when I got the opportunity I just launched into it. Thanks for the support. It's very much appreciated. --MacTire02 16:59, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey there! Just popping in to say hello. I'll have a hack at updating some of the simpler extensions and stuff to gv, where I can. Just to let ya know. If you see me making mistakes, slap me :) - Alison 07:33, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
No probs at all Alison :D --MacTire02 08:33, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey. Everything alright? Please keep the above tip in mind. Manx still needs 54 messages of the most often used translated. Cheers! Siebrand 10:11, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Yup. Just going through previous translations marked as fuzzy, some that I saw on the wikipedia this morning that seemed new, reviewing old translations that were incorrect. All this before I tackle the most used messages. But I will get to them later today or tomorrow. --MacTire02 10:13, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Great. I think it's fantastic that you, and many others, are contributing to those really small languages. Keep up the good work! Siebrand 10:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)


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Help with Manx016:41, 8 February 2016

Help with Manx

Please translate to Manx (how-to) Completion Outdated
Interface messages* 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
User Guide 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
FAQ 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
Portal 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
TemplateData information 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
TemplateData help 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
* Most of the pages listed above are at — you can use your Wikipedia account to log in and work there.

Hello, and please excuse the English. My name is Erica and I am a community liaison for the visual editor at the Wikimedia Foundation.

I'm contacting you today as you are proficient in Manx, to ask you some time-sensitive help with translations related to the visual editor, here and at I'm therefore providing this little table, hoping it can make the work easier for you, and please do not hesitate to contact me immediately if you need any further information.

I'd like to thank you in advance for what you will do and for the invaluable support you will provide to the Manx wikimedian community! (Please feel free to forward this message to other community members who may be equally interested or able to contribute.) Best,

16:41, 8 February 2016