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Questions tagged [translations]

For questions about translating Stack Exchange content from or to English, or if relevant, one of the languages of the international sites. See also [languages]. Questions about (missing) translations of the software should be tagged [localization] instead.

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Links in the footer in international sites should allow to point to translated pages

We have found a "problem" in Stack Overflow en español. (I also think it would be the same in all international sites) In the footer of the site we can find this text: diseño del sitio / logo © ...
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Problem with translations at moved question

One question was moved from ruSO to enSO and after moving I saw this incorrect translation: This problem earlier occured in other places: Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language ...
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What is the “best way” to keep selected discussions on all meta sites synchronized?

Tl;Dr There is an announcement about the new communication processes between international communities and Stack Exchange Inc. One of the processes is to keep the relevant posts on meta sites ...
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Editing a post by translating it

Suppose that there is this question in English posted in the Spanish Stack Overflow. Or a question in Spanish posted in the English Stack Overflow. Is it allowed to edit this question by translating ...
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The Feeds bot’s translate command is no longer working for moderators

Up till a few days ago, moderators in a chatroom were able to get the Feeds chatbot to translate things for us using the translate: blah or translate xx: unblah commands. This was disabled for regular ...
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Is it allowed to customize the required tag-wiki-excerpts and tag-wiki?

I recently asked a question regarding required-tags because the tag-wiki-excerpt and tag-wiki were not clear enough for me before posting the question. Now I think that I understand the purpose of ...
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Google Translate, languages, and numbers oh my!

I don't expect Stack Exchange to strong arm Google into changing Google Translate, but I did want to bring this to your attention, and suggest that a short investigation might be worthwhile to find ...
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Indicate the language translated from translate tool

The "translate:" tool available to moderators in chat rooms is able to translate to/from many languages, and is also able to auto-detect foreign-language text and translate to English. This is great, ...
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Is a Help Center in Arabic possible?

I am follower of the Arabic Language proposal on Area 51. Many people, like me, do not know English; those following the Arabic Language proposal do not know English very well, but we are Arabic. I ...
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Is it Ok to ask for a clarification for a comment?

Sometimes, I see comments on here which I definitely can't understand or translate. In that case, I write something like that : @userxxxxx Sorry, I can't translate "incomprehensible sentence ...
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Should we develop a linking system?

Wikipedia is quite older than Stack Exchange. There may be many versions of Wikipedia because of the amount of languages, but each article in a language is connected to those in other languages. ...
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Translation help review queue?

I'm not sure of how this would be accomplished, so I won't offer any concrete designs tagged with feature-request, but I was thinking... ...We have many international users who come here and ask ...
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Translating posts

I recently edited a post that was in German. I can speak a little German, but used this: http://translate.reference.com/translate Using this experience as an example, Am I able to create some useful ...
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How should I handle suggested edits which translate from another langauge?

As very few translations (unless the translator is native) can truly capture the meaning of a foreign phrase or sentence, how should I handle translation edits in the review queue? This edit prompted ...
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Which SE site should I address for inter-language translation questions?

Is seems very common task nowadays to translate some texts (technical, fiction, and others) from English to other languages and vice versa. I looked at the list of current SE sites including Area 51, ...
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A translation tool for the editor

I am a user from Germany and my English isn't perfect. Normally, I use a spell checker (Word) or a translation tool (Google Translate) to check my text. This process isn't comfortable. A translation ...
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How can I port StackOverflow to Portuguese?

SO is very important for us here in Brazil, but many people can not use Stack Exchange sites because they do not know English language. If SE would accept, I would be pleased to translate it to ...
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Using Google Translate on output of Stack Overflow instead of proposing language specific Stack Overflow clones?

Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow (in Bengali) Stack Overflow (in Hindi) Stack Overflow (in Italian) Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) for Portugal Stack Overflow (in ...
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How about translating the SO FAQ into foreign languages?

A lot of the questions that get downvoted and closed on SO are asked by non-native English speakers. Sometimes unfairly, because there is a good question behind some unusual or plain bad wording. I'...
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What to do if a new user asks a question in another language?

Today I was browsing the latest questions in PHP area and I noticed, in the preview, a question written in French (Google Merchant Center). I opened it and, to my surprise (but I'm quite new around), ...
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Localize SO and SE?

I saw this post on Area 51, spurring me to request that SO and perhaps the rest of the SE sites be "localized". However, this would lead to an additional requirement: Anyone using SO would need to ...
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Problem with Google translating Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make users aware that they're reading translated content? This question has been deleted but is a followup of this one. Patricia came to the site using Google ...
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The Stack Exchange Translation Project

I suggest adding a translate feature to SE sites, with something like a language selection drop-down menu on the page. The translation engine should default to Google Translate — which is often ...
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Provide some kind of on-the-fly translation - E.g. French to English

There are now a lot of machine learning based translation systems that could be used. Stack Overflow translations all questions and answers. Native speakers can edit translations The edited ...