Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wikisource/Translation of texts published in another language

Translation of texts published in another language

  • Problem: Texts published on Wikisource in the original language (where copyright is respected), can be translated into another language. However, it is currently not possible to get help for that translation from the tool available for use on Wikipedia.
  • Proposed solution: Create a tool that fills the Wikisource translation of a language, based on a text available on Wikisource in another language. Possibly it will be about adapting the tool that can currently be used on Wikipedia.
  • Who would benefit: Wikisource collaborators willing to translate and include in the Wikisource of a language, texts already available in Wikisource of another language.
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  • Proposer: JLVwiki (talk) 19:38, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • @JLVwiki: Thanks for your proposal! I've machine-translated it into English and moved your original text to the Spanish subpage, in preparation for it being translated to other languages. SWilson (WMF) (talk) 03:45, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Note that not all Wikisource projects permit user-made translations. It is a source of edit-wars in communities where there aren't. And a source of potentially scarce quality contents. So I recommend to check if there is a wide consensus in Wikisource projects for such an extension. --Ruthven (msg) 10:59, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]