Wikipedia:Template messages/Translation

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Message boxes[edit]

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup-translation}}
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[[Category:Wikipedia articles needing cleanup after translation from <Language>]]

  • For articles that have translation issues, but have enough acceptable English-language content that they are not subject to deletion for that reason.
{{no-rough}}
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Please do not add machine translations of foreign language articles to Wikipedia. Due to their poor quality, they are generally not useful and can be very difficult to fix. In the future, please follow the instructions laid out at Wikipedia:Translation.

  • For user talk pages: similar to a uw-1 level advisory.
{{expand Spanish}}
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  • For articles in English that can potentially be extended with translated text from the corresponding article in other Wikipedia editions.
  • This is an example for Spanish. There is a tag for each language.
  • {{hidden translation}}
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    [[Category:Wikipedia articles needing cleanup after translation from <Language1>]]

    • For translated articles that may have factual errors, but where subsequent edits have polished the English without addressing translation accuracy.
    {{not English}}
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    • For articles that are completely or almost completely in a foreign language.
    • Note that if the issue isn't dealt with in two weeks, the article goes to Articles for deletion.
    {{Proofreader needed}}
    {{Proofreader needed|Deutsche Sprache|de}}
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    • For articles that are fully translated but that might need proofreading.
    {{rough translation}}
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    [[Category:Wikipedia articles needing cleanup after translation from <Language1>]]
    • For articles that have been translated into English, but poorly so.
    {{translated page}}
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    • Place this on the talk page when text from another language Wikipedia is translated and included on a page in the English Wikipedia. It serves as attribution under the licence requirements.
    • Example: {{translated page|source language code|source page title|version=123456789|insertversion=987654321|section=name}}
    {{translatePassage}}
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    • For articles that are mostly in English, but have a considerable sized passage in a foreign language. Consider using {{not English-inline}} instead if the passage is small.
    {{translation WIP}}
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    • For articles currently undergoing translation work.

    Inline with article text[edit]

    Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
    {{not English-inline}}
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    [in English?]
    • An inline version of {{not English}}, to use after a single phrase or passage.
    {{whose translation}}
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    [whose translation?]
    • For quoted passages that have been translated into English in external sources, but lack a reference indicating who the translator was.