Page MenuHomePhabricator

Translation of stub templates
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Description

CX should not alllow translation of stub templates (it did when I translated ! (album) to sv.)
It wanted me to translate {{1990s-indie-rock-album-stub}}. Instead CX should either suggest a replacement, not show at all, or ask for a replacement.

Event Timeline

Josve05a raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
Josve05a updated the task description. (Show Details)
Josve05a added a project: ContentTranslation.
Josve05a added a subscriber: Josve05a.
Amire80 triaged this task as Medium priority.May 4 2015, 4:33 PM
Amire80 added a subscriber: Amire80.
Amire80 set Security to None.

The stub template mentioned in the ticket is

pasted_file (81×719 px, 13 KB)

Is there a way we can identify that a given template is stub template programmatically in every language? I doubt. Alternatively CX does not force translate every section. A translator is free to skip sections that they feel irrelevant to target language.

Actually, this is the direction we would like to go. At present we are hiding some sections in source article that CX cannot adapt. This is done without informing the translator. There are bugs reported to avoid that show everything in source article as such and visually mark such sections and provide option to skip or copy. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation/Templates has some notes on this.

Please see T139332: CX1 Template editor (tracking) (deprecated) also for some design options we are exploring to process templates.

Since the translation editor has improved over the last years and it is very easy to skip a section from translating. I don't think there is anything actionable here. +cc @Pginer-WMF

Pginer-WMF claimed this task.