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Wikipedia - Pages without language links

In Wikipedia,under the section "special pages" there is a list of articles called "Pages without language links".The articles on this list have never been translated before to another language.

So,to all of the translators out there (whether German or Spanish or Italian or whatever),if you are looking for a text to translate,you should go to that list,so that your translation really means something,instead of translating an already translated text :D

Français: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sp%C3%A9cial:Sans_interwiki

Deutsch: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Fehlende_Interwikis

Español: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Especial:SinInterwikis

Italiano : http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciale:PagineSenzaInterwiki

August 16, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
  • 2211

This is wonderful!!! Thanks for posting. :)

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IG88
  • 2284

I believe that when an article is translated, it's up to the uploader to download it and place it online. So if a person isn't willing or able to add these articles to Wikipedia after they're translated then it really doesn't matter, those translations will probably just stay here. I have uploaded a few articles that had no English translation but I've never added them to Wikipedia because a) I don't know how and b) I don't care to bother with it; I just wanted to contribute something for translation. I wonder how many non-commercial uploaders actually do anything with their fully translated documents?

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oolonthegreat

I think something should be done about that by the Duolingo staff or us language learners because if the aim is to "build a world without language barriers",then the text translated here should be put to use somehow (on Wikipedia or some other website)

I think the work done here should not be wasted. If a translation is made and its quality is decent enough,it should be utilised.

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

This is a neat idea, but the Italian list, as far as I have been able to see, is limited to 5000 entries that start with the letter A or a number, and most of them are very short or rather dull.

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonta

successivi 50 =)

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

Sorry, I don't get your point.

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Alia_La_Canta

If you click "successivi 50" (next 50), you get the next 50 entries (sorted alphabetically). With enough clicks, you can see every article that is not yet translated. Still tedious if the articles you want to translate on a given day start with "Z", though...

August 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

The Italian page says the list is limited to 5000 entries because of a limitation on "cache" size. The result is that the available entries start with a number or the letter A or a punctuation mark, so that what we see must be just a part of all the entries without language links. If you got to Z, please tell me how. The limitations on the number of French, Spanish, and German articles seem to be much greater, while the Portuguese list at least covers the whole alphabet.

August 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Alia_La_Canta

goes to check Ah, now I see what you mean. Just to make it worse, the Italian section in fact only goes as far as "194262" thanks to the number of asteroids that appear to have only interested Italians. The list doesn't even reach the 2s :(

An option that might work a bit better, albeit in a less user-friendly manner is to look for an article of a type you'd like to translate. Then look to the sidebar. There's a drop-down list "In altre lingue". If there's nothing in that list, the article has no translations, and if the language you want to translate to is missing, it's a good target for translation practise. So that would make the Zs accessible - provided you were willing to do trial and error on the Zs in question.

August 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

That can work.

August 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
  • 2211

I've found a number of Spanish articles here that look quite interesting. Thanks for posting.

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/letter_s

Thanks for posting this list.

August 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

You may also be interested in the Wikisource list. This one is Italian, but you can find the other languages listed to the left. http://it.wikisource.org/wiki/Pagina_principale

August 17, 2013
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