Wikimedia Incubator
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The Incubator hosts Wikimedia projects in a variety of languages before they would be ready to launch independently. A part of our target audience might not understand English, but may speak another major language well enough. You can facilitate their work here by providing accurate translations. Machine translations are not allowed.
This is an overview of our translation efforts.
Goals
We aim to translate interface elements and various project pages, such as our site-wide policies:
Exceptions:
Local translations
As a rule of thumb, we store translations on subpages. A subpage title looks like this: namespace:pagename/code​, so each partially of fully translated source page has subpages like this. The code is the corresponding ISO 639 code (also known here as prefix).
Translate extension
We use the Translate extension to coordinate project page translations. With this we can:
Translations created with this extension are stored in the Translations namespace. Each segment has its own language subpages: Translations:namespace:pagename/segmentnumber/code​.
While reading a translated page:
Accessing the interface
Translation administrators mark pages for translation through the extension.
You can access the interface via:
The translation interface
Check out the image to the right to get a glimpse of the translation interface.
Translation tips
Versions
If a source page changes, a translation administrator has to approve the changes, before they would appear in the extension. This might take some time.
Notifications
Users can sign up for notifications through Special:TranslatorSignup​. Admins can send such notifications through Special:NotifyTranslators​, but this feature is rarely used.
Manual subpages
Some project pages are not important enough mark them in the Translation extension. But, if you really want to, you can create a localized version of them by adding a language code after their name, effectively creating a subpage: namespace:pagename/code​. In these cases, a subpage contains a whole translated page or header.
This is the old method of translating and is largely supplanted by the Translate extension.
Normal procedure
You can freely create subpages in our project (Incubator:) and help namespaces. When you translate a page:
Templates
If you want to translate a template, you should ask an administrator to create the subpage for you. Normal users are not able to create non-prefixed pages/templates.
MediaWiki namespace
See also: Special:AllMessages.
Our sidebar, parts of the main page and some templates use certain MediaWiki pages (or so-called messages). User preferences determine the language of interface (i.e. they assign which localized MediaWiki pages will appear for each user).
If a translation is not complete, the missing MediaWiki messages will be borrowed from another language. The so-called fallback language, which can be set for each language separately by developers, determines where will the missing messages be borrowed from: by default, this is English. However, in the case of Cajun French, it had been set to French (see: rev:92418 and rev:92419).
Although most of the MediaWiki messages can now be found on translatewiki.net, there are some local ones still. To edit pages and create subpages locally in the MediaWiki namespace, you will need the editinterface right:
Do not use the {{Translations}} template on translated MediaWiki pages.
Global translations
You can translate most of our MediaWiki messages on translatewiki.net. See these categories:
Our project pages and templates sometimes link to corresponding pages on Meta. For example, we use their speedy deletion criteria. Meta uses the same Translate extension as we do; some project pages are worth translating there, but that is not our primary focus here.
Translatable pages
A far-from-complete list, somewhat sorted by importance.
PageConnecting MediaWiki pagesAdditional info
Incubator:Main PageMediaWiki:Featuredwikis-approved
MediaWiki:Featuredwikis-active
MediaWiki:Featuredwikis-permanent
See in the Translate extension.
Help:Manual-See in the Translate extension.
Help:Contents-See in the Translate extension.
{{Welcome}}-See {{​Welcome-translate​}}.
Help:FAQ-See in the Translate extension.
Help:Editing-See in the Translate extension.
Incubator:Upload-Upload has been disabled on Incubator, and MediaWiki:Sidebar-upload-url redirects to Commons.
SandboxMediaWiki:Sidebar-sandboxThe Sandbox itself does not need to be translated, as there is no useful content in it.
{{Test wiki}}MediaWiki:Testwiki-coordinationMediaWiki:Testwiki-requirementsMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-approvedMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-approved-createdMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-approved-dateMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-defaultMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-importedMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-invalidcodeMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-openMediaWiki:Testwiki-text-tocreateMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-approvedMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-defaultMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-importedMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-invalidcodeMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-openMediaWiki:Testwiki-title-tocreate
Incubator:WikisSee in the Translate extension.
Incubator:Policy-Not really necessary.
Language priority
Most languages have a normal priority. All translations are equally important here, but there are certain languages which are going to be used more because of their wide coverage and usage as second languages. We prioritize translating into these priority languages.
Regional languages and dialects have limited importance to outsiders: translation into them is not encouraged, but nevertheless welcome.
Important pages per language
Vertically sorted by language importance and language code, and horizontally by page importance. Those displayed in italics are system messages (i.e. MediaWiki pages).
Priority languages
العربية (ar)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
বাংলা (bn)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
español (es)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
français (fr)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
हिन्दी (hi)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
português (pt)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
русский (ru)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
中文(简体) (zh-hans)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
中文(繁體) (zh-hant)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Normal priority
We do not recommend you to translate into these languages unless you want to keep the pages up-to-date.
català (ca)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
čeština (cs)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Deutsch (de)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Ελληνικά (el)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
فارسی (fa)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
עברית (he)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
magyar (hu)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
italiano (it)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
日本語 (ja)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Jawa (jv)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
ქართული (ka)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
한국어 (ko)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
lietuvių (lt)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
latviešu (lv)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Nederlands (nl)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
polski (pl)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
română (ro)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
slovenčina (sk)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
svenska (sv)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
shqip (sq)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Türkçe (tr)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
українська (uk)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Tiếng Việt (vi)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
粵語 (yue)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
ꯃꯤꯇꯩ ꯂꯣꯟ (mni)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Regional languages and dialects
We do not recommend you to translate into these languages unless you want to keep the pages up-to-date. These languages are not likely to have a wide array of speakers among our target population, so these translations will be useful only to a specific community. Once their project gets its own wiki, it is likely that these translations will fall into disuse.
جهلسری بلوچی (bcc)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
تۆرکجه (azb)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
روچ کپتین بلوچی (bgn)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Zazaki (diq)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Alemannisch (gsw)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Ripoarisch (ksh)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
کھوار (khw)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
Limburgs (li)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
لەکی (lki)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
لۊری شومالی (lrc)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
latgaļu (ltg)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
لئری دوٙمینی (luz)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
tarandíne (roa-tara)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
русиньскый (rue)Main P.manualtest: c​,​r​,​ta​,​tac​,​tad​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​to​,​tt​,​ta​,​td​,​ti​,​ti​,​tohelp, welcome, FAQ, edit, upl., support-url, sand, about, prefix, policycats: inc, help, templmain, infopage
History
Incubator was created on 2 June 2006. Before October 2007 there were as well as no translations.
We turned on our login language selector in 2007. It was a precursor to translations as it enabled changing some links in the sidebar.
In 2008, we adapted the Transcom’s concept of language priority. In 2011, supporting the Foundation’s ongoing expansion projects in India, we added Bengali and Hindi to the priority languages.
We installed the Translate extension on 6 February 2012. Before that, translations had to be made on manually created subpages. You may track which pages were marked for translations here.
The translator group was introduced in 2008 to allow edits in the MediaWiki namespace without admin rights. Requests for this right were handled on Template:Test wiki/translations until 10 August 2010, but since then we moved this section to Incubator:Administrators#Other requests. Since then most of our MediaWiki messages were moved to Translatewiki, and as of 11 December 2020, we have no users with translator rights.
See also
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