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Profile Footer

I've created a new template Template:Profile footer to add to the "See also" section at the bottom of pages where a user has filled in some info about themselves. -- SilverThunder 10:16, 27 Dec 2006 (EST)


Made a wikifo template. Another source to search ... "|test_test|test test}}" would be the arguments for it (notice the _ underscore in the 1st argument).


Reddi 15:18, 18 Aug 2006 (EDT)

Foreign Languages

Do any of you know how to configure a wiki to handle multiple languages? SilverThunder 09:31, 14 Aug 2006 (EDT)

I don't ... but I'll looks around [probably tomarrow]. Reddi

Found this but I don't think this is the Who wants those translated system and help pages?

Looking around mediawiki I found these variable that are relevant ...

: $wgInterwikiMagic

: $wgLanguageCode

I'll keep looking into this ... doesn't look too promising though for an automated conversion ...

As for manually doing it ... these are from Wikipedia Machine Translation Project


Fagan Finder Translation Wizard - single interface to many free online translators


Dutch to English Translation Tools (source available)

English dictionary



Portuguese dictionary


English-Portuguese dictionary

Ergane (free dictionary, several languages)

WWWJDIC (English-Japanese/Japanese-English dictionary)

Papillon project (free multilingual dictionary buillt by computational linguists)

Chinese, English, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Lao, Malay, Thaï

All Free Dictionaries Project -

37 interconnected languages - 417,521 entries - 1000+ multilingual dictionaries

English-Chinese online non-commercial English-Chinese

Translation rules


:Unfortunately none of these projects seem to have been updated since around 2003.

Interlingua Translator (Translator under LGPL)

Translate every text in an abstract unique digital Interlingua (Parser)

Translate the Interlingua to the new text (Generator)

Written in Java

GPLTran (Translator under GPL)

Supposed to translate paragraphs or entire webpapges

Paragraph translation is spotty and buggy

Web translation doesn't seem to work at all.

Actually this isn't machine translation, it is a literal word-for-word translation

Download code at

Linguaphile (Translator under GPL)

open source, platform independent, and programmed in perl

simplistic and easy to use command line translator

56 languages

Download code at


C/Lua-based project, uses the metalanguage approach with Esperanto for lexycal content (to some extent)

Project restarted in 2003, current being developed (version 0.2 released, and translates "The dog eats the apple" to Esperanto: "La hundo mangxas la pomon")

:I like the idea use traduki. One can use traduki keys to stablish relations between words in different languages. I.e. hundo is the key to en:dog, es:perro and so on. So, going to hundo, you can add another translation to other lnnguages, without add language: links in the es:perro article, for example. -- Link Grammar

Databases -- WordNet, a lexical database for the English language.


Links on Machine translation (MT):

Machine translation (MT), and the future of the translation industry

Machine Translation: an Introductory Guide:

Visual Interactive Syntax Learning:

wikipedia articles

Machine translation

Language translation


Free translations on the web (An English to Hindi Machine Aided Translation System: an ongoing project at IIT Kanpur, India) (uses Systran software) (uses Systran software) (GPLTran) Works good, many languages (at least somewhat Systran software) Japanese (A Tamil to Hindi MT system developed in AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai)

Neural nets

Machine translation

Translations memories

wired magazine

Wired 8.05: Machine Translation's Past and Future

Wired 8.05: Universal Translators

Wired 8.05: Talking to Strangers

4.10: Geek Page - Using interlinguas to map between languages


Processamento Computacional do Português

Meta-language (the new link is )A United Nations project based on an artificial, machine-readable language (UNL). The idea is to semi-automatically create a UNL text from, say, English, then have it fully-automatically translated in up to 150 languages on-the-fly. The project is now an independent organization.

The World Wide Translator (The Tragedy of the Anticommons of translations memories)

Reddi 10:09, 23 Aug 2006 (EDT)

New template

{| cellspacing="0" style="width:220px background:#f9f9f9 float:right clear:right"

| style="width:45pxheight:45pxbackground:#C0C0C0text-align:centerfont-size:14pt" |GSite

| style="font-size:8ptpadding:4ptline-height:1.25em" | <pesn type="link" url=" was an error working with the wiki: Code[1]}&q=There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2]}" str="There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1]} on There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4]}"></pesn> via Google Search



template:GoogleSite takes 3 parameters. The site URL (the http:// is not needed). The term with pluses (+). And then the display term.

So if I wanted to look up "Google Web" sites. I would put in brackets|Google+Web|Google Web

That would give me the thing on the right in a box.

Reddi 10:24, 20 Sep 2006 (EDT)