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WikiProject Intertranswiki
translating content from foreign language wikipedias

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Welcome to WikiProject Intertranswiki, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia by importing and translating content from foreign language Wikipedias. The aim of the project is to draw up a full directory of missing content from other wikipedias by language organised by topic and sub topic as well as tag existing articles which need major translation from the other language equivalent and begin to work towards creating the article or improving an existing article. Once the directory is drawn up the project is intended to work towards starting the missing articles and where possible combine inter-wiki translation with reliable sources elsewhere. The idea is that the work groups collaborate with the relative wikiprojects to decide upon notability and suitability of transwikied content and to avoid the transferring of bad material and to always support translated material by finding reliable sources when it is started. An excellent way to approach the transferring of content and addressing systematic bias on here is to pick a topic, say for example French chateaux, on the Intertranswiki French/Buildings page we start a section "Chateaux", and pick a region, and then ransack the category on French wikipedia and identify the red links and then aim to ensure that the categories match as much as possible between other wikis and that no articles are missing.

Please note that this isn't just geared towards translating existing articles. It is very much an extension of Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic Articles and a way to generate interest in creating missing content. In the stub focus highlight, every few there will be missing articles even without articles on other wikis put up on a broad range of subjects to hopefully generate more interest and participation. If you're sympathetic to what we're doing and think you would enjoy working towards 10 articles on a given topic you're also welcome to join and make suggestions and become involved.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

This WikiProject is dedicated to importing content from foreign language Wikipedias. For the WikiProject dedicated to the transwiki process in general (particularly out going material), see Wikipedia:WikiProject Transwiki. For Wikipedia translation combined with language learning, see Wikipedia:Wikiproject Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange.

Licensing and sourcing[edit]

In a nutshell, if you copy or translate material from other Wikimedia projects, you have to attribute it to not violate the CC-by-SA license. At minimum, this requires a linked edit summary to the source of the content. Content re-users should also consider leaving a note at the talk page, typically using {{translated|<language>|<original title>}}.

See WP:Copying within Wikipedia for more information how to attribute the original content, and WP:Requests for page importation to import revisions from selected other Wikimedia projects.

Be careful when translating a significant amount of unsourced material from other wikipedias, particularly Spanish wikipedia, which is fairly notorious for copying and pasting. Sometimes you'll find that self-published books will have translated or copied material from various wikipedias. These mirror sources are to be avoided when trying to source translated content. Beware of sources by "Emereo Publishing", "Mobile Reference" and sources which state xxx facts "Everything you need to know", such as "The xxx (actor) Handbook". Also, technically imdb is not considered a reliable source in general on here as it's a user-generated site. It is typically consulted but not sourced on here. For film, where possible try to search the title/actor in google books and you can quickly draw up citations here, as you can in general other research.

Stub Focus of the Month[edit]

WikiProject Intertranswiki
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Stub Focus: May 2015
Stub Focus: June 2015
Stub Focus: July 2015
Stub Focus: August 2015
Stub Focus: September 2015
Stub Focus: October 2015
WikiProject Missing
encyclopedic articles
WikiProject Women writers/
Missing articles

Starting in May 2015, there will be a goal to create a number of stubs on different topics, as many as we can reasonably manage without feeling pressured. Please list no more than 10 articles for each topic to ease the workload for editors, but if you should feel like creating more than that for a given topic, please do so, but only list it once you've started it and denote it as "extra". The idea will be mainly to address systematic bias, to help improve coverage of content on a poorly covered area by stubbing articles from other wikipedias or from a poorly covered country/topic in general. The different topics of focus may vary wildly, from a range of different languages, so should keep it interesting for editors, who can choose to skip one topic and move onto the next. Often there will be missing women biographical articles running in conjunction with WP:Women in Red. As you'd expect though, there'll be more from Spanish and French wikipedia than other languages given the restrictions of the language skills of some of us, but we can try to cover lots of languages and request assistance from elsewhere if needs be. At the end of the month it will then be archived (see the top of the nav bar on the right) and a new batch listed, so we can monitor progress over time. If you develop it beyond a stub to just about start class please embolden it on the list. Eventually we'll have a long archived log of topics we've specifically tried to tackle in a broad range of areas.

Round 1: Women scientists[edit]

These are high priority ones as part of the Women in Red editathon which frequently cited in journals and have been identified by the Missing articles project. Once done there's more hidden in "extra".


Round 2: Potted biographies[edit]


Round 3: Swiss and Bavarian hotels[edit]

Round 4: Frank Sinatra redlinks[edit]



Expansion focus for November[edit]

In the never ending quest to improve WikiPedia's dismal coverage of the Caribbean, I propose working on Medical Schools of the Caribbean, to wit:

Dictionary of National Biography articles[edit]

See the public domain article texts from the Dictionary of National Biography and further missing entries at WikiSource. People are advised to exercise caution with the old texts though and rewrite in their own words using the updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Bach Cantata site articles[edit]

See more at Missing articles:Bach Cantatas site

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie[edit]

See [Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie] for background and detailed info on related German Wikipedia project. Many ADB subjects already have entries in English Wikipedia: these ones (based on a cursory skim) do not. But they do all have a Wikipedia entry in another language and, as far as I can make out, enough cited source / info in the ADB for a reasonable biographical wiki summary in English. Plenty more where these come from ...
  1. Herbord Sigismund Ludwig von Bar (de) 1763-1844 lawyer/politico [ADB]
  2. Gerhard Chorus (nl) 1285-1367 civic leader Aachen [ADB]
  3. Johann Daniel Elster (de) 1796-1857 musician [ADB]
  4. Karl Alexander Herklots (de) 1759-1830 lawyer/playwright [ADB]
  5. Ignaz Demeter (de) 1774-1842 Archbishop FR [ADB]
  6. Hans Frischmuth (de) ? - >1542 Halle book printer [ADB]
  7. Hippolytus Guarinonius
  8. Johannes Magirus the elder
  9. Johann Philipp Palthen
  10. Christian Gottfried Schütz (de) 1747-1832 writer/humanist [ADB]
  11. Karl Borromäus Thumann (de) 1820-1874 theologian [ADB]
  12. Johann Just Winckelmann (de) 1620-1699 writer [ADB]

Sub groups[edit]

Articles to be translated by language wikipedia:


Translation assistance[edit]

General missing article lists[edit]



Please sign your name here as part of the overall project and also add your name to the sub language page for whatever language you are interested in translating articles from. Example

Interested associates[edit]

  • User:John Carter - I regret to say that I have minimal translation skills myself, but am willing to offer what help I can
  • User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao
  • User:Acroterion I don't have the time required to do translations, but I'd be happy to do imports as needed to sandboxes.
  • User:ThaddeusB - My only previous involvement was an offer to possibly do something with bots - generating stats for this project or copying content; I would be willing to revisit either idea
  • User:Yakikaki - A strong supporter of the project but not a project-person myself


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