This page is a translated version of the page Translat-a-thon/NYC/2023 and the translation is 9% complete.

Note: We have compiled a list of articles that need attention. For the beginners: Don't be intimidated! A great place to start is to search through an article that interests you and look for spelling or grammar errors. Find one word out of place. Editing one sentence to make it flow better. Those are all great contributions. It is ok to start small. Here are are few lists of possible Earth Day related entries to translate, or just work on in English:

LaGuardia Community College Translatathon with Casa de las Américas
Mikor és hol
Dátum2023. április 19., szerda
CímLaGuardia Community College
Library classroom, E Building, 31-10 Thomson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101

To celebrate Earth Day, Casa de las Américas at LaGuardia Community College and Wikimedia New York City invite you to collaborate with Wikipedia in Spanish and Wikipedia in English.

Translate articles related to nature and the environment from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English. If you prefer, your translations can be assisted by the ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence.

Everyone is an expert in something! Join us in expanding human knowledge.

LaGuardia Community College translate-a-thon flyers in Spanish and English for 2023 April 19
LaGuardia Community College translate-a-thon flyers in Spanish and English for 2023 April 19

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct.

Please contact: w:User:Doctorxgc or any other member of WMNYC if any activities appear to go against the WMNYC Code of Conduct.

The event will run on Wednesday, 19 April 2023 from 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. in the Library classroom E101B. Snack and beverages will be served.

Attendees are invited to come at any time they can make it and stay for as long or little as they'd like!


Please click here and list what page you are working on so we can collaborate and/or not double up.

How to get started

The best way to get started at this event is to talk in person with one of the trainers at the event. As advanced preparation, anyone might select a Wikipedia article which interests them and which they might like to translate at the event. The best way to learn Wikipedia's method for translation is to come to the event, listen to the presentation, then ask for assistance at your computer if you need it.

If you want to read technical documentation on your own then click "show" to the right and read the following guides.

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How to find the list of languages in which a Wikipedia article already exists

Suppose that one has a Wikipedia article in one language, and wants to see the other languages in which that Wikipedia article exists. Here is the process:

  1. Go to any Wikipedia article in any language.
  2. In almost all cases, if the article exists in another language, the name of that language will be on the left side of the screen.
    1. Click the name of the language to see the translation of the article in that language.
    2. Ask for assistance if you go further than this, because a person with experience will be able to quickly confirm what any new user finds.
  3. On the left side of the screen there is a menu. Look for "Wikidata item" or a translation of that phrase.
    1. If there is no statement "Wikidata item", then go to Wikidata and search for the article's name in any language.
    2. If there is still no result, that article has not been translated. Start a translation!
    3. After publishing a translation create a Wikidata item for the concept. List the original article there and your translation so that they will be interconnected. Ask for assistance with this if Wikidata looks confusing.
  4. If you find a Wikidata item for a concept, then the Wikidata item will list all language Wikipedia articles covering that concept.
  5. Use the Wikidata item to get the link to other languages for that item.
How to find articles that need translation

These are the most common methods:

1. Use Wikipedia Gap Finder (you can customize your search): 2. Using the English Wikipedia, find an article that interests you. Then, look to the left of the page, in the gray bar beneath the Wikipedia globe. At the tail end of that list of links, you'll see "Languages," and links to all of the languages that also have that article. Languages are spelled in that language's alphabet or phonemes. For example, you won't see "Japanese" or "French", you'll see "日本語" and "Français".

Is the language you're studying listed? If so, click the language to see the same article in that language. You can compare the two articles to get a sense of what one has that the other does not. If not, that means there's no corresponding article in that language.

3. Head to the Wikipedia in the language you are studying. In the search bar, type: WP:GA (this will also work with Wikipedias using non-Roman alphabets). You'll be taken to a list of "Good Articles" on that language's Wikipedia, the best articles it has to offer. (You may need to find the page that lists them, if it's separate). Find a Good Article on your target language's Wikipedia. Check the bar on the side to see if there is a corresponding article in English. If there isn't, great! You can translate the article into English, and contribute it to the English Wikipedia.

Sometimes, the article exists, but is very short. That's OK, too. However, if both languages have well-developed pages on the topic, you will want to find another article. It can be very challenging to add content to an already-developed article.

Try the tool

You can access the tool from Special:ContentTranslation from Wikipedia in any language. Accessing it for the first time will also enable the tool for that wiki.

Content translation is available as a beta feature in all Wikipedias for logged-in users. Once it is enabled, you will see additional entry points to easily start a translation from your "contributions" page or from the list of languages of Wikipedia articles when they are missing in your language.

Screencast showing how to use Content Translation

Keyboard Localization

For best practices when it comes to working with Latin-Extended and non-Latin character sets, see our Keyboard Optimization Guide.

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