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Rephrase the message "Don't use machine translation" in Special:ContentTranslation
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For language pairs in which machine translation is not available, the string "Don't use machine translation" doesn't make sense - it can't be used anyway.

This message should be changed to something like "Don't fill the translation box". Maybe for some language pairs this should probably be the default (maybe even for all languages without MT).

Closely related issue: T78695.

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Amire80 created this task.Feb 20 2015, 6:13 PM
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Amire80 renamed this task from Rephrase the message "Don't use machine translation" is Special:ContentTranslation to Rephrase the message "Don't use machine translation" in Special:ContentTranslation.Feb 20 2015, 6:16 PM
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Reading your initial description it was not clear to me, but I think we need two different messages, not just replacing the current one:

  • For languages where there is Machine Translation, I think we should use the current message (it indicates that MT is an option).
  • For languages where there is not Machine Translation, but only for those, it makes sense to use a different more specific message (since the reference to MT may be confusing in that case). Regarding the message, I would recommend something like "Start with an empty paragraph" (the reference to the "translation box" may be confusing since the user may feel he is just editing a document not inside any box).

You understood me correctly.

"Start with an empty paragraph" is a good suggestion. I think that it can work for languages with and without MT, but I don't want to bikeshed.

santhosh lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.Feb 24 2015, 6:22 AM
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Amire80 moved this task from Needs Triage to CX6 on the ContentTranslation board.Jun 25 2015, 11:19 PM
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