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Translate words on hover for all users
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Speakers of ? language may not know the meaning of words in ? language on the wikis in ? language.

Who would benefit

Everybody who uses Wikipedia. Overcoming language barriers is a noble part of getting all people to have access to all knowledge.

Proposed solution

The GoogleTrans gadget currently gives cursor hover translations to any user who loads it. It can do translations of selected text or translations of single words that the cursor hovers over (when the shift key is hit).

Make a version of the GoogleTrans gadget or a development from it available to all Wikipedia users, regardless of whether they load the current gadget or not.

Event Timeline

Endo999 created this task.Jan 29 2017, 2:55 PM
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Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Jan 29 2017, 11:38 PM

More in scope for the community tech wishlist than the developer wishlist, I think?

Nemo_bis renamed this task from Make Cursor Hover Translation dictionary lookups available to all wiki users to Translate words on hover for all users.Jan 31 2017, 12:55 PM
Nemo_bis updated the task description. (Show Details)

I could not understand the meaning of the previous summary. Hopefully this one makes sense. If your proposal is specifically about enabling the GoogleTrans gadget by default, please state so. There are several concurrent proposals about providing quick translations of words (see for instance and T115484/T126948), so it's important to understand what you're specifically proposing here.

Anomie added a subscriber: Anomie.Jan 31 2017, 3:03 PM

A default-enabled gadget that sends requests to a third party would be against the privacy policy.

Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jan 31 2017, 8:52 PM

Changing status to "stalled" until @Endo999 has provided clarifications (plus how this makes the lifes of developers better/easier).

I'll remove this from the wishlist as it is not really developer-oriented. I'm putting it into MediaWiki-Interface for lack of a better idea.

Tgr changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Feb 3 2017, 8:33 AM