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This is a multilingual wiki; content can be translated into multiple languages regardless of the original language.


This article describes how to go about translating virtually any page in the CC wiki. In order for translations to be organized, up to date, and associated with the correct source page, certain steps need to be taken. This is a brief overview of the steps required to translate a page correctly. For more detailed information about special rules and exceptions, please see the full documentation below, starting at subsection Preparation.

The first step in translat


The following templates are used to manage translations in the pages that are written in English:

There is a third, Template:Diff since trans, which is a support template used by the second, and not meant for general use. They are language interfaces that provide, to the real code behind, strings to be displayed to users, in English.

If these templates have not yet been translated to your language, you should translate the three of them first (see next section for how to do this — also see the European Portuguese (Pt:) versions of the templates for a practical example; you can, inclusively, translate the parameter names of the templates).

Once these have been translated to your language, you should use the translated versions on all pages written in your language, instead of the English ones. Generally, the English templates should be used in the pages in English, the German translations in the pages in German, the Hebrew translations in the pages in Hebrew, and so forth.


Follow these steps to translate an article. For the purposes of illustration, the article is called Example Content and we will translate the article to Spanish.

  • Create a new article called Es:Contenido del Ejemplo. The contents should be a translation of Example Content. Note that the page name is made up of the language code and the translated title, separated by a colon (:). See Naming Translated Pages below for additional details
  • To the bottom of page Es:Contenido del Ejemplo add the Spanish equivalent of:
{{Translated From
| source = Example Content
| rev = <revision ID of page Example Content>
  • To the bottom of Example Content add:
| articles = Es:Contenido del Ejemplo
Note: To get the <revision ID of page Example Content>, go to page Example Content and place the pointer over the link "Permanent link" at the top of the page; the revision ID will appear at the end of the URL near the bottom of your browser. It is also available from the history of the page, placing the pointer over the link to the last revision. Is is also shown in the languages box, in the link to the source language.
Note: If an article is available in more than two languages, separate the translated article names with commas in template Translations.
Note: For pages outside the main namespace, the namespace must always be specified at the beginning of the name.

A languages box appears at the bottom of each article. The box lists all languages in which the article is available. On translation pages, the box has a special behaviour: one of two indicators will appear after the name of the language of the page:

  • A ✔ if the latest revision of Example Content is equal to the revision ID supplied in parameter rev. This indicates that Es:Contenido del Ejemplo is up-to-date, since it is based on the latest version of the source page.
  • A "(synchronise)" link if the latest revision of Example Content is different from the revision ID supplied in parameter rev. This indicates that Es:Contenido del Ejemplo is outdated. Clicking the "(synchronise)" link produces a list of the changes made to Example Content since it was translated. To bring the translation into synch again, incorporate those changes in Es:Contenido del Ejemplo and update the revision ID to the latest one.

Eventually you will be able to read the entire wiki in your language.

Ronisarono, Translated Pages

The page name of pages outside the main namespace must be preceeded by RONISYAHRONY" (see subsection Namespace Prefix below for details). When RONISARONO translated page, the original page name should be translated. 11x17 printer scanner

To distinguish between identically spelt translated titles in different bahasa, language code prefixes are used (see subsection bahasa Code Prefix below for details).

The Bcode prefix should be

Categorisation of pages

There are a couple of issues with the categorisation of pages.

By default, in categories, the pages are sorted according to their full name, including the namespace. All pages in the "Category:" namespace, for example, will be listed in categories under the heading "C".

Additionally, since we prefix page names with the language code, even in the main namespace there will be sorting issues. For example, by default all pages in the main namespace written in German will be listed in categories under the heading "D", because all pages in German start with "De:".

To overcome these limitations, the translation templates automatically assign a default sort key to pages, which causes the page to be sorted under the part of its name after the language code. For most purposes this will be sufficient and users won't need to worry about categorisation (check Template:Sort key of page for precise details). Tractor Games

If, however, the default sort key ever turns out to be incorrect, it can be overriden as usual by:

[[Category:Name|Sort key override]]

on each category, or by a separate:

{{DEFAULTSORT:Sort key override}}

which applies to all the categories of the page. In principle, this should only be necessary when MediaWiki's handling of the initial caracters of the default sort key is undesired. For example, MediaWiki groups pages starting by A, À, Á, Ä, etc., under separate headers, instead of grouping all such pages under the heading A. If the name of a page (after the language prefix) starts by one such character, you may need to override the key.