A few months ago the Content Translation extension[1], was made available
as a beta-feature on the Punjabi, Kannada and Gujarati Wikipedias for
logged-in users. Recently, it was also enabled on the Bhojpuri and Hindi
Wikipedias. We are now ready to have Content Translation on more Indic
language Wikipedias and in the next month we expect to make it available on
Assamese (as), Odia (or), Malayalam (ml), Bengali (bn), Nepali (ne),
Sanskrit (sa), Marathi (mr), Newar/Nepal Bhasa (new), Telugu (te), Pali
(pi), Bishnupriya Manipuri (bpy), Urdu (ur), Tamil (ta) Maithili (mai) and
Sinhalese (si) Wikipedias. This will be done in multiple stages beginning
4th June 2015. *Please note, this tool will only be available for logged-in
users who will choose to enable it from their preferences.*

As you may recall, Content Translation is an extension that has been
developed by the WMF Language Engineering team that allows creation of new
articles from an existing article in another language. Presently, Content
Translation is being used in more than 100 Wikipedias[2] as an *opt-in
beta-feature for logged-in users*. More than 4000 new articles have already
been created using this tool. Content Translation also provides machine
translation through Apertium, where available. From the above list only
Hindi and Urdu are currently supported in a limited way on Apertium.

You can read more about Content Translation, its usage and user stories at:


The tentative availability schedule and progress for all the languages can
be tracked on phabricator -https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100621 . We
will be making further announcements (through Village Pumps and mailing
lists) as we approach the dates mentioned in the ticket. Please feel free
to let us know your comments, suggestions and other feedback through this
phabricator ticket (or its sub-tasks for individual languages) or on the
talk page[2] of the project.


[1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation
[3] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Content_translation

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