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  1. How to Manually Translate Wikis, How do I get to the wiki I'd like to translate?: step 1, image 1 of 3 How to Manually Translate Wikis, How do I get to the wiki I'd like to translate?: step 1, image 2 of 3 How to Manually Translate Wikis, How do I get to the wiki I'd like to translate?: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • If you haven't chosen a particular wiki you'd like to translate yet, the Help Translate button in the footer will lead you to our translation overview.

    • Click on the Wikis filter to see the most popular wikis that are incomplete or not yet available in your language.

    • Open the wiki you would like to translate.

    • Expand the Language Menu from the site header and select the language you want to manually translate to.

  2. How to Manually Translate Wikis: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Manually Translate Wikis: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Click Translate or Start Translation in the subheader.

    • Seen here in French, Traduire.

    • Pages with an incomplete translation will show Translate here, whereas for pages without previous existing translation Start Translation will be displayed.

  3. How to Manually Translate Wikis, Translation Interface: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • The left side of the page displays the wiki's original language.

    • The right side of the page displays the new language you've chosen for your translation.

    • If you exit out of the translation interface, you will need to repeat steps 1 and 2 to resume translating the wiki.

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    • Now you can translate the title, summary, and additional information.

    • The wiki translations use wiki syntax. Make sure to take over the formatting parts. Especially the = for the headings and * for the bullets. You can find more about Wiki Syntax here.)

    • When you've finished or want to make a pause, click on Save.

  5. How to Manually Translate Wikis, Update a wiki translation: step 5, image 1 of 3 How to Manually Translate Wikis, Update a wiki translation: step 5, image 2 of 3 How to Manually Translate Wikis, Update a wiki translation: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • If the wiki has been already translated and the original version later updated, you will see a banner saying This translation may be out of date.

    • Click on Show changes to expand them.

    • The deleted parts are marked in red, the added ones in green.

    • Make sure to take over all changes in your translation. After this, scroll to the bottom of the green-red changes section and check the box This translation has been synchronized with the updated source language. Now you can save your translation.

  6. How to Manually Translate Wikis, Review!: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Once you’ve translated all the wiki, you’re ready to see what it looks like in your language! Click on Save and read your wiki translation thoroughly.

    • If you still need some polishing, don’t worry—everything is fully editable and you can take your time perfecting your work. You can always return to the translate screen by clicking the translate button on the top of the wiki.

    • Your translation will be reviewed by another user or an admin before it goes live. More informations on our patrol system can be found here.

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Claire Miesch

Member since: 03/24/2022

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