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Hello teams,

as you may know, we are slowly moving to a new wiki translation workflow provided by Translate extension. It offers an experience familiar to us from Pootle and similar systems: translation memory, immediate display of outdated content etc. It is a robust system, having seen 14 years of development.

I thought it would be a crucial step in the migration to stop luring people into creating new translations with the old system. I went through lots of pages that use the OrigLang template and removed it from pages without translations (using a semi-automated technique with JavaScript). A complete list of pages with OrigLang is here:

It then occurred to me that tackling pages with a single translation would be the easiest next step. This email is my call for help to these teams: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish and Turkish. At the end on this email I have included a selection of pages with only a single translation, grouped by language. I have curated the lists, skipping some obsolete stuff, but they are not 100% combed through.

The lists were produced by taking every entry from here finding the unique ones with some shell scripting and sorting with trusty old Calc at the very end.

Here is a tutorial on using Translate extension on a page:

Adding this element will render a language menu:
<languages />
In the future, we could skip adding the element, though:

The old translations are not lost, when a page is modified to use the new translation system. You can migrate the old ones using this tool:

On a page using the new system, after you update the content you will see a notice at the top of the page: "This page has changes since it was last marked for translation". Click the link "marked for translation", review the displayed changes and click the button "Mark this version for translation" found at the end of the page.

Here you can see all the pages currently using the new system:

Feel free to contact me in public or private in case of any questions.


List of wiki pages with a single translation (do snip it from any replies):


Chinese (simplified):







Portuguese (Brazil):ção21




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