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Google Translate adds extra spaces for templates
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(1) Start translating en:Alice Williams by using Google translate:

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The Interlanguage template will have additional space added after inserted template.

Note: Translating with Yandex/Apertium will not add extra spaces for templates, e.g.

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(2) Start translating en:Truism to es - {{spaced ndash}} template will have extra spaces and Citation needed is completely missing from the target page:

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Note: Translating the same paragraph with Apertium/Yandex will have indication of Citation needed missing -

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(3) translating to Japanese - references have extra space added - en:Hugo Kołłątaj

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translating the same article to Spanish, no extra spaces added:

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A related bug was reported on Google's side.

Event Timeline

Reedy renamed this task from Google Trasnlate adds extra spaces for templates to Google Translate adds extra spaces for templates.Apr 12 2019, 11:42 PM