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Many articles in English Wikipedia have been added or expanded by translating information from articles from other languages' Wikipedias. This page discusses the methods, considerations, and templates for translating those articles or requesting such.
If there is an article on another language's Wikipedia about a topic not yet covered by an article here, and you would like to translate it yourself, see the procedures and conditions at Help:Translation. You may also improve an existing article here with content translated from another Wikipedia. The same conditions regarding acknowledging the source apply as for a full translation.
Requesting a translation from another language's Wikipedia into English is easy.
Note that this page is not for requesting translations of copyrighted sources outside Wikipedia. It is also not for articles currently in English Wikipedia that are not in English. For that, please see Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English.
A translation is a derivative work. Wikipedia articles are under a copyleft license that requires attribution to the original source and authors in all derivative works. How to do this is described in Help:Translation.
Translations of an article on English Wikipedia into some other language are covered at Wikipedia:Translate us.
For translations between two non-English languages, see the versions of this page in one or other of those languages – each Wikipedia has its own standards and conventions for such translations.
When an article makes use of images from Wikimedia Commons that have text that needs to be translated, such as for diagrams or figures, the request for translation can be made at Commons:Requests for translation, following which the image can be listed at the Wikipedia:Graphics Lab for inserting the translated text.
Main page: Wikipedia:Student assignments
Wikipedia welcomes the involvement of students in article editing. Article translation is particularly well-suited to student involvement. Such efforts provide useful, real-world translation experience for students, who will be motivated by the fact that their work will be seen by thousands of Wikipedia readers. They also benefit Wikipedia readers, who gain access to information about other cultures and peoples. For assistance setting up a classroom translation project, please see Wikipedia:Student assignments.
((User Translator)) indicates your willingness to participate in this project through translation, copy editing, or other ways.
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After putting this template on a userpage, the page will be added to the appropriate subcategory of Category:Available translators in Wikipedia. When the
proofreader attribute is set to 'yes', the page will also be added to a subcategory of Category:Available proofreaders in Wikipedia.
((User Translator 2)) works in the same way in the other direction (from English to another language).