Submissions/Wikimedia translation sprint

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Submission no. 
3076
Subject no. 
W1
Title of the submission
Wikimedia translation sprint
Type of submission
workshop
Author of the submission
Siebrand Mazeland
Country of origin
The Netherlands
Affiliation
translatewiki.net, Wikimedia Foundation
E-mail address
smazeland@wikimedia.org
Username
Siebrand
Personal homepage or blog
Wikimedia staff page, translatewiki.net
Abstract

Wikimedia uses many pieces of software and documentation and notifications that can be translated, so that every user may able to use that software in their native language. It is proven that using software in one's native language increases productivity considerably. As software is ever changing and evolving, there is a continuous need for translators. In the Wikimedia movement, this is done mostly by volunteers. During this workshop you will get a quick introduction to using the Translate extension and be able to make a difference to open source software users and fellow Wikimedians that speak the same language you do.

Detailed proposal

Wikimedia uses many pieces of software and documentation or notifications that can be translated, so that every user may able to use that software and consume documentation or notifications in their native language. It is proven that using software in one's native language increases productivity considerably. As software is ever changing and evolving, there is a continuous need for translators. In the Wikimedia movement, this is done mostly by volunteers.

The Translate extension enhances MediaWiki with essential features needed to do translation work. It can be used to translate the content of pages, the interface of the wiki and even other software products. Wikitext and user interface strings of those products become messages that volunteers can translate. The Translate extension helps those volunteers not only to provide translations to those messages but, also tracks and synchronises changes between the source and the translations.

During this workshop you will get a quick introduction to using the Translate extension on Wikimedia wikis and translatewiki.net and be able to make a difference to open source software users and fellow Wikimedians that speak the same language as you do.

Track
  • "Wikis in Asia" or "WikiCulture and Community"
Length of presentation/talk
70 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Possibly.
Slides or further information (optional)
N/A
Special requests
Need video projector for visual support.


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  1. Papuass (talk) 09:31, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
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  3. Siebrand (talk) 13:46, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
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