Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki

WikiProject Intertranswiki
translating content from foreign language wikipedias

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Welcome to WikiProject Intertranswiki, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia by importing and translating content from foreign language Wikipedias. The aim of the project is to draw up a full directory of missing content from other wikipedias by language organised by topic and sub topic as well as tag existing articles which need major translation from the other language equivalent and begin to work towards creating the article or improving an existing article. Once the directory is drawn up the project is intended to work towards starting the missing articles and where possible combine inter-wiki translation with reliable sources elsewhere. The idea is that the work groups collaborate with the relative wikiprojects to decide upon notability and suitability of transwikied content and to avoid the transferring of bad material and to always support translated material by finding reliable sources when it is started. An excellent way to approach the transferring of content and addressing systematic bias on here is to pick a topic, say for example French chateaux, on the Intertranswiki French/Buildings page we start a section "Chateaux", and pick a region, and then ransack the category on French wikipedia and identify the red links and then aim to ensure that the categories match as much as possible between other wikis and that no articles are missing.

Please note that this isn't just geared towards translating existing articles. It is very much an extension of Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic Articles and a way to generate interest in creating missing content. In the stub focus highlight, every few there will be missing articles even without articles on other wikis put up on a broad range of subjects to hopefully generate more interest and participation. If you're sympathetic to what we're doing and think you would enjoy working towards 10 articles on a given topic you're also welcome to join and make suggestions and become involved.

This WikiProject is dedicated to importing content from foreign language Wikipedias. For the WikiProject dedicated to the transwiki process in general (particularly out going material), see Wikipedia:WikiProject Transwiki. For Wikipedia translation combined with language learning, see Wikipedia:Wikiproject Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange.

If you are interested in translation as a topic, please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Translation studies.

Licensing and sourcing

In a nutshell, if you copy or translate material from other Wikimedia projects, you have to attribute it to not violate the CC-by-SA license. At minimum, this requires a linked edit summary to the source of the content. Content re-users should also consider leaving a note at the talk page, typically using {{translated|<language>|<original title>}}.

See WP:Copying within Wikipedia for more information how to attribute the original content, and WP:Requests for page importation to import revisions from selected other Wikimedia projects.

Be careful when translating a significant amount of unsourced material from other wikipedias, particularly Spanish wikipedia, which is fairly notorious for copying and pasting. Sometimes you'll find that self-published books will have translated or copied material from various wikipedias. These mirror sources are to be avoided when trying to source translated content. Beware of sources by "Emereo Publishing", "Mobile Reference" and sources which state xxx facts "Everything you need to know", such as "The xxx (actor) Handbook". Also, technically imdb is not considered a reliable source in general on here as it's a user-generated site. It is typically consulted but not sourced on here. For film, where possible try to search the title/actor in google books and you can quickly draw up citations here, as you can in general other research.

Stub Focus of the Month

Since May 2015, there has been a goal to create a number of stubs on different topics, as many as we can reasonably manage without feeling pressured. Please list no more than 10 articles for each topic to ease the workload for editors. If you should feel like creating more than that for a given topic, please do so, but only list it once you've started it and denote it as "extra". The idea will be mainly to address systematic bias, to help improve coverage of content on a poorly covered area by stubbing articles from other wikipedias or from a poorly covered country/topic in general. The different topics of focus may vary wildly, from a range of different languages, so should keep it interesting for editors, who can choose to skip one topic and move onto the next. Often there will be missing women biographical articles running in conjunction with WP:Women in Red. As you'd expect though, there could be more from German, Spanish and French wikipedia than other languages given the available language skills of active participants, but we can try to cover lots of languages and request assistance from elsewhere if needs be. After the month it will then be archived (see the top of the nav bar on the right) and a new batch listed, so we can monitor progress over time.

Round 1: Potted biographies

Please recheck that an entry on English language wikipedia has not already been created, albeit with a different name, before progressing a new translation too far: selection programme is currently at the "β stage".

  1. Jorge Bonsor (expansion possibilities)
  2. Hagen Keller [de]
  3. Nicolas Krick  [fr]
  4. Matthias Lackas [de]
  5. Jakob Joseph Matthys [de]
  6. Theodor Mayer (Historiker) [de]
  7. Mathias Metternich
  8. Gotthard Neumann [de]
  9. Vicke Schorler [de]
  10. Erna Wazinski [de]

Round 3: Religious establishments

  1. Bursfelde Abbey (expansion)

Round 4: tba


Expansion focus

Bach Cantata site articles

See more at Missing articles:Bach Cantatas site
  1. Jonathan Brown (bass)
  2. Antonio Abete
  3. Daniel E. Abraham
  4. Academia Bach de Buenos Aires
  5. Académie Baroque de Montréal (ABM)
  6. Accademia Filarmonica Köln (AFK)
  7. Franz Gerihsen
  8. Verena Gohl
  9. Gerald Gray

Recent deaths

Recently deceased people having an article on another Wikipedia:



Sub groups

Articles to be translated by language wikipedia:


Translation assistance

General missing article lists



Please sign your name here as part of the overall project and also add your name to the sub language page for whatever language you are interested in translating articles from. Example

Interested associates

  • User:John Carter - I regret to say that I have minimal translation skills myself, but am willing to offer what help I can
  • User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao
  • User:Acroterion I don't have the time required to do translations, but I'd be happy to do imports as needed to sandboxes.
  • User:ThaddeusB - My only previous involvement was an offer to possibly do something with bots - generating stats for this project or copying content; I would be willing to revisit either idea
  • User:Yakikaki - A strong supporter of the project but not a project-person myself
  • User:Vejlenser - I like the project and do translations sometimes, but don't have the time to sign up as a formal member
  • User:Narky Blert - A strong supporter of the idea, so I suppose I should sign up. I spend most of my time fixing bad links to DAB pages (and while doing so have created {{ill}} links to more languages than you would believe), but have also translated (usually with extra info and citations) complete articles from Dutch, German and Italian. Should I find something interesting, I'd be prepared to have a go at anything in Germanic, Greek, Romance or Slavic languages. 2 August 2017.
  • User:Khoele-I am not good as a translator but I am willing to help with some South Sotho translation
  • User:Caracal-eyes - I am not all that dedicated, but I have/am currently working on expanding Japanese-mythology-related articles with translations from Japanese. I might give Spanish-to-English a try as well.
  • User:Spinster300 - Happy to help in anyway I can, including non-priority translations and backlogs.
  • User:Sideriver84 - Happy to help when I can
  • User:Bleff - I am fluent in English and in Spanish, which is my mother tongue. I'm form Buenos Aires, were Ríoplatense Spanish is spoken, so I can help whenever a source relies heavily in slang. I mostly do my editing in Wikipedia relying on Spanish-language sources (since my area of interest is Latin America), so I am constantly translating. Happy to help anyone when I can!
  • User:Noble14 - Hi! I'm brand new to editing on Wikipedia but I work in English-Spanish translation and love translating so am happy to help translate. I'm a native English speaker. Could someone please let me know how to get started? Thanks!
  • User:Hk5183 - Very Glad to help translate articles from French. I can also translate articles from Spanish or Italian. Not entirely sure how to do so, however. Can someone help teach me the proper format for a translation?
  • User:IZ041 - I translate mostly Beauty pageant articles from other languages into English.
  • User:Etriusus - Native English speaker with proficiency in Spanish and some limited skill in French. I have a few projects I'm still working on so I can't put more time into the this project at the moment.


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  1. "Featured articles" from French and German wikipedias tend to be, by the standards of most English-language entries, very long. There may be cases where you think a truncated wiki-entry will be all that English language readers require. But that, of course, is a matter for case by case individual judgment.

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