NovaRoma:Getting started with translation

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This is one of the Nova Roma wiki help files.

This is a step by step guide that covers the basics of getting started with article translation.

Step 0

This guide assumes you are translating from an English article. It will tell you:

  • how to create a new article in your "target" language;
  • how to make the "language links" work.

Step 1: Put the "Language Bar" at the top of the existing article.

If the "Language Bar" is on the top of the page, go to Step 2.

If the "Language Bar" is not on the page, continue with this step to include the Language Bar.

1. Click on edit.
2. Go to the top of the article and add a blank line.
3. Put this in the blank line, but use the English title of the article you are translating in place of "ABC":
4. In the "Summary" box, type "Add LanguageBar"
5. Preview to make sure you now see this at the top of the article:

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6. Save your changes.

Step 2: Create the page and translate the page name.

1. Click on your target language in the Language Bar. You will probably see this message:
You've followed a link to a page that doesn't exist yet. To create the page, start typing in the box below (see the help page for more info). If you are here by mistake, just click your browser's back button.
2. Put the same Language Bar in this article:
3. In the "Summary" box, type "Stub"
4. Save your changes.

You now have an empty page in your target namespace with just the Language Bar and the same name as the English article.

If the article name is a Latin word or phrase, go to the next step.

If you want to give the article a new name in your language, click on the Move tab. You will see something like this:

Move page: PT:Choosing a Roman name
To new title: PT:Choosing a Roman name

Change the page name, but do not change the two letter language code.

Move page: PT:Choosing a Roman name
To new title: PT:Escolhendo um nome romano

N.B.: You can move the page later if you are not sure of a good page name now.

Step 3: Starting your translation

1 You can use the language bar to go to any existing version of the page, click Edit, and select and copy the contents of the page.
2 Use the language bar in the preview to go to your new page. If you do not see the preview, either click Preview, or click the Back button of your browser. Click Edit and paste the contents of the original page into your new page.
3 Make sure that:
The LanguageBar is on the page only once.
The Category is changed. If you do not know the new category, use [[Category:Italiano]] or whatever your language is. Leave a note in NRWiki and someone will help you with placing your article in a good category. Read the Edict regarding categories and category titles.
4. Start replacing the text that you pasted in with your translation. Change article links to the new language namespace. For example, if you are making an article in Romanian, you would change [[Consul]] to [[RO:Consul]]<nowiki>. :5. In the "'''Summary'''" box, type "Translation" :6. '''Preview''' to make sure everything looks right. :7. '''Save''' your changes. ==Step 4: Remove the "translation" tag from the original.== 1. Return to the original article. (You can just click on the "English" link in the "Language bar".) 2. Click "Edit" 3. Look for a "translation needed" tag. They look like this: <noinclude><nowiki>{{translate|DE}}

4. Remove the tag that refers to the translation you just made. The translation tags are usually at the top of the article.

5. Save the article.

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