We at WikiProject Medicine are working on a collaborative effort with Translators Without Borders (TWB), a group which includes 2,000 or so volunteer translators. We are working to translate key medical articles into as many other languages as possible. Currently we have translated content into 50 or so languages amounting to 2.3 million words of text.
The process involves first bringing articles to either GA or FA status in English. They are then delivered, with MediaWiki markup in place, to the TWB website where the text is sent out to the translators. Once translated we at Wikipedia are notified via orange links on this page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:MED/Progress This issue currently is that we are missing Wikipedians in some languages to add / combine the translated content into the respective Wikipedia. Some of the article created through this process have reached feature article status including translations into Hungarian of anaphylaxis and hypertension. We currently have translated content in the following languages waiting to be integrated: Hindi Chinese Persian Tagalog Indonesian Macedonian Greek Bulgarian Danish Polish Swedish Arabic Ukrainian Dutch Czech Serbian Slovenian Spanish Telugu Tamil Punjabi Turkish Kurdish Thai Swahili Yoruba Kinyarwanda An overview of the efforts can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:TTF If you are interested in getting involved in adding translated articles instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation_task_force/Adding_content If you have further question or comments I would welcome the feedback. James Heilman MD, CCFP(EM), Wikipedian WikiProject Medicine The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine www.opentextbookofmedicine.com _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>