Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Translation/Preserve templates when returning to an in-progress translation

Preserve templates when returning to an in-progress translation

  • Problem: In Content Translation, some markup and templates like Latex code can disappear. For example, when translating articles with math codes (surrounded by <math> tags), if you saved it and come back to the translation page the other day, sometimes all the math syntax disappears.
  • Proposed solution:
  • Who would benefit: Translators
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T278323
  • Proposer: Z423x5c6 (talk) 02:25, 11 January 2022 (UTC)


This sounds like a bugreport that should be filed in the bug tracking system phab:phabricator, together with examples (maybe screenshots) of where and when this occured. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:11, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

By the description, the main issue may be a known problem to preserve templates when returning to an in-progress translation (phab:T278323). So this seems more general than just affecting math content. There is also a specific report about math formulas disappearing when publishing the translation (phab:T137803) among other math-related issues captured as sub-tickets of the general issue of supporting specific types of content (phab:T191389). Pginer-WMF (talk) 09:55, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
I've taken the liberty of rewording the proposal based on your comment. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 23:03, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi, if it helps you, related original communication 3 months ago Miroslav Ličko (talk) 20:48, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
Sometimes, a math issue may prevent some good translations, but some copy-pasting can be an idea. However, translating pages is hard and in Extension:Translate, we can't change manually in non-translatable parts. Thingofme (talk) 01:54, 22 January 2022 (UTC)


  •   Support highly welcomed. Can you please consider keep the ongoing translation list – offer posibility open given article in new tab? Thank you. Miroslav Ličko (talk) 20:09, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 23:41, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support It sounds like the tool could be more helpful to translators Gam3 (talk) 07:43, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 02:41, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support KingAntenor (talk) 07:02, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aimwin66166 (talk) 06:18, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 20:59, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 03:48, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 03:30, 7 February 2022 (UTC)