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FAQ translation of TechBase deleted by Fuzzybot 208:33, 17 May 2019
System Settings118:22, 24 January 2019
Unused files222:01, 16 January 2019
Marking for Translation106:25, 26 December 2018
Manually added translation unit tags?106:34, 2 March 2018
DocBook conversion doesn't work009:51, 25 July 2017
One of our translators is enthusiastic, maybe a bit too enthusiastic.111:34, 15 January 2016
Konversation813:57, 28 November 2013
Your translations of my OpenPGP articles104:42, 12 July 2013
Long page names, and docbook needs217:23, 2 November 2011
New facility for Team Leaders017:25, 30 October 2011
Amarok Manual614:31, 24 September 2011
KMail/Security008:57, 17 July 2011
The ToolBox page507:32, 15 June 2011
WebWorld 2011103:30, 7 June 2011
Recent edit of KonsoleDevelpment309:28, 16 February 2011
Obsolete pages?219:37, 21 January 2011
Discussion input needed013:13, 13 December 2010
Localised Screenshots119:31, 23 October 2010
Загальні проблеми у KDE114:33, 11 October 2010
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FAQ translation of TechBase deleted by Fuzzybot

Hi Youri,

do you agree that each FAQ translation of TechBase was being deleted ?


Dear ChristianW,

The KDE TechBase page Translations:Development/FAQs/General FAQ/55/fr has been deleted on 16 May 2019 by FuzzyBot, see

.... and so on

Editor's su

12:18, 16 May 2019


Long story short: Yes.

Full-sized story:

KDE e. V. (or rather its Board of Directors) has decided to hire a professional documentation writer to improve our technical documentation. Now we should see what Jucato will do to reach his goal. That's all I can say.

13:39, 16 May 2019

System Settings

I read in phabricator, that there is a System Settings reorganization planed for Plasma 5.16, so I think that we should wait for 5.16 to be released, before we continue working on the system settings wiki pages (and relevant translation).

18:15, 24 January 2019

Ok. Our target is constantly moving. Documentation is a process. ;)

18:22, 24 January 2019

Unused files

Hi Yuri,

I just saw that this wiki has more than 1000 unused images: That should we do about this? Delete them, or just ignore them?

I wanted to use to track the remaining screenshots to update, but it's difficult to find old screenshots that are used somewhere.

15:46, 16 January 2019

I think it is safe to delete icons and screenshots for English locale. Localized screenshots with some low probability level can be reused. Do you need some help to do this?

16:48, 16 January 2019

Thanks I will start cleaning :D. If you want to help you are welcome. But I could also try to write a script to detect old screenshots that are still used, will probably be faster ;)

22:01, 16 January 2019

Marking for Translation


I noticed you marked some of the pages I edited for translation. I'm new to this, but I remember reading new content was automatically marked. Is there something I can do to help you out, perhaps making it myself after editing and adding content, so that you don't have to?

20:27, 25 December 2018

Yes, the breaking into translation units and providing them to the translators is automatic. But somebody has to trigger the process for every translatable page. Moreover, there are things that should be taken into account when doing so (fine granularity of the messages, bracket balance, using consistent numbering of the units). It also needs some additional wiki permissions.

Do you really want to mark the pages for translation? ;)

06:25, 26 December 2018

Manually added translation unit tags?

Hi Yuri

Firef has added to the pages Okular and KDE Wallet Manager. The content seems ok (I have only looked at it superficially); however, he seems to have added translation unit tags manually. Can you confirm this?

06:22, 2 March 2018

Sure. I have fixed this. Thanks.

06:34, 2 March 2018

DocBook conversion doesn't work

Hi Yuri

We have a problem with the DocBook conversion program - it doesn't work currently. I have filed a ticket with the sysadmins (and added you as subscriber to that ticket). Hopefully the problem can be solve on the server side.

09:51, 25 July 2017

One of our translators is enthusiastic, maybe a bit too enthusiastic.

Hey, I am one of the Krita manual writers.

We are moving our manual to, which is a mediawiki on kde servers. The benefit of this for us is that we have a bit more flexibility. We will of course be using the excellent translate extension.

Now, one of our translators is a bit confused about the relationship between Krita and KDE, being that Krita is part of KDE, and has put up the majority of our translation pages onto the 'ready for translation' todo, even though we told him not to.

I am not sure what is best now. We will not be updating the pages outside of 'our new docs are at' on top of each page. And I wouldn't want to give you too much work, but at the same time, I also don't want to confuse you in regards to huge amount of pages that appear and dissapear suddenly from the 'ready for translation' todo.

The topic where this is discussed is here: and I am online at #krita during european daylight.

What do you suggest?

11:28, 15 January 2016

I have no problems with any of your solutions. And no confusions for sure. Everything's under strict control (RSS feed). ;)

Just ask if you want delete/move/do something else with your pages.

Many thanks for documenting Krita.

11:34, 15 January 2016


I started to translate the page , please check correctness.

19:50, 19 November 2013

Ok Face-smile.png

19:54, 19 November 2013


03:10, 20 November 2013

Here translate in .po file, idk, how to upload.

16:00, 20 November 2013

Imported. Can you try to import by yourself (Special pages -> Import translations)?

16:50, 20 November 2013

O, thanks, now me know.

17:07, 20 November 2013

Hello again.

Please, translate this page, it your general distribution, right?


13:40, 28 November 2013

Your translations of my OpenPGP articles


probably next Wednesday (July, 17th) an Ukrainian television crew ( will visit my OpenPGP course / Cryptoparty (in Berlin, Germany). For obvious reasons there is currently a hype here in Germany about crypto and privacy tools in general and about Cryptoparties in particular. Thus several German television crews will be there, too. Of course, I do not know what exactly they are going to send but if you have finished some of my texts until then then they may mention them (maybe link them from their web page). If you give me your email address (send it to [email protected]) then I can offer them to contact you.

03:57, 12 July 2013

Answered at the email given.

04:42, 12 July 2013

Long page names, and docbook needs

I'm working through the pages available in the Kdenlive Manual, and trying to comply with the page and section markup that helps docbook. I've come across this problem where the Index page shows "Kdenlive on other Desktops and Operating Systems" and it is currently linked to Kdenlive/Manual/KdenliveOnOtherPlatforms. Clearly if a change is needed, now is the time to do it, but I'm not too happy about very long page names. What would be your recommendation in a case like this?

13:40, 2 November 2011

In this case there will be enough to add the anchor

<span id="Kdenlive on other Desktops and Operating Systems">

The general concern is that links should refer to Kdenlive/Manual/KdenliveOnOtherPlatforms#Kdenlive on other Desktops and Operating Systems

This method can be used to avoid renaming Amarok pages.

BTW can I just fix this (an everything else) at last and establish the sustainable process of further editing with the ability to generate DocBook any time? Face-smile.png

13:51, 2 November 2011

I know Claus has been talking to you about various such concerns, and that he is building it into Draft:The KDE Documentation Primer. I'm picking up bits as I go along, and when your conversations are finished we should have the ability to generate DocBooks without too much effort - the aim is to have them at the point where they compile every time without needing extra work. Please carry on working with Claus on this, and meanwhile, make any changes you need. I'll learn the needs as quickly as I can Face-smile.png

17:23, 2 November 2011

New facility for Team Leaders

With today's update of the Translate extension, we have two new options in the "I want to" combibox -

Review all translated messages in... and Accept translations in.

These should be useful when you are checking on the work of new and relatively unknown translators. They are only available to translation Team Leaders, at least for now.

17:25, 30 October 2011

Amarok Manual

Regarding the latest edit of Amarok/Manual/AmarokWindow/PlaylistPane:

Could you please explain what the problem with the recent changes to the Amarok pags was. It is a problematic page, and we need to do something about the placing of images. Anne and I have been trying to make things look decent with little success. The latest attempt using a table is the only thing that has even come close to solving anything.

I agree, of course, that docbook conversion has top priority. Does that mean that we can't use tables for this kind of thing? Perhaps we simply need to force all images to be centered between sections? (That would make this page look very odd.) Any ideas would be much appreciated.

09:59, 24 September 2011

Sorry for not explaining this earlier.

The script is trying to build bijection between two markups. To be clear, the problems with your last edits are as follows

  1. Script assumes that each raw of the table begins with "| ". Adding <translation> tag gives the XML output "|
    Message" That moves Message outside the table in the converted docbook
  2. KDE docbook commands subset does not have command to scale columns (although generic docbook does). This breaks the current parser (it thinks that "| width="75%" |" is the cell content).
  3. <br /><br /> is not parsed at all (<para></para><para></para> just triggers the warning).

Surely these problems can be fixed by improving the script. Any help will be appreciated. Instructions can be found here.

P.S. Docbook syntax does not allow using images in captions to images. Please avoid using images templates in the captions. Thanks.

11:03, 24 September 2011

Thanks, this is helpful.

How does KDE docbook handle tables? Is it possible to give some hint of what the column width should be? Could we make, say, 4 colums and then merge 3 of the (an ugly kludge, off course, but if it works...). Or should we avoid tables all together?

11:15, 24 September 2011

Q: Is it possible to give some hint of what the column width should be? A: No, it will be chosen automatically to fit the width. Images will not be scaled down (will be shown as is (100%)).

Q: Could we make, say, 4 colums and then merge 3 of the (an ugly kludge, off course, but if it works...)? A: You could, but the script in its current form does not parse this. Just for the reference the code in docbook for

Jumping around in code
Ctrl+Alt+O Quick open file: enter part of a filename and select among all the files in the current session's projects' directory trees that match the string; the file will then be opened


  <tgroup cols="2">
    <colspec colname="c1"/>
    <colspec colname="c2"/>
    <entry namest="c1" nameend="c2">Jumping around in code</entry>
    <entry>Quick open file: enter part of a filename and select among all the files in the current session's projects' directory trees that match the string; the file will then be opened</entry>

The problem is in smart parsing for the number of columns to be merged. I have to do it manually for KDevelop manual conversion.

Q: Or should we avoid tables all together? A: No. Generic tables are parsed well. Screenshot

11:41, 24 September 2011
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The table width doesn't seem to be as big an issue as I thought. At least when the uploaded images have a sensible size, tables seem to adjust to them nicely.

I tried one more time to make a table to solve the problem, but in a test page User:Claus_chr/Test. Would this work? (apart from the <br /> problem - I havent found out what to do about that yet.)

Update: As a matter of fact I don't need the br tags at all - I just misread the wikimedia docs.

PS. Anne and I was wondering about your comment about images in captions. As far as we know there never was an image in any caption. What are we missing here?

11:55, 24 September 2011

Q: Would this work? A: No. See 1. Can you keep the pipe ("| ") in one unit with the rest of the cell? If you do, then modified script can give something like this.

P.S. I should concentrate on my report now. Can we discuss the rest later? Thanks for your answer.

12:57, 24 September 2011


I wasn't aware of that page at all until yesterday, when I was checking for subpages not translatable. I imagine that it was originally copied from TechBase, and probably by me. Pity I didn't realise that there was no value whatsoever, as I spent a lot of time preparing it :-) Anyway, it is now moved to the Archive namespace and removed from the Translate system. Thanks for the heads-up.

08:57, 17 July 2011

The ToolBox page

The translations of the ToolBox page are seriously out of date, and I don't think we can get them back in sync with the English page - it was at one time removed from the translation system and then reinstated much later, so now it thinks, that the existing translations are OK even though they are not.

Anne and I agreed that it is best simply to delete the existing translations. We'll wait a bit though, to give you time to rescue your work. Some of it can be reused.

From the page history it seems that your translation is quite recent, but still as far as I can see a translation of a fairly old version. Maybe the old translation units has been kept even after the English page was removed from translation?

11:31, 12 June 2011

Ukrainian backup is done. ;)

11:34, 12 June 2011

It seems that is possible to "repair" this. See User_talk:Caig#The_ToolBox_page_1211. I'll wait a bit longer, if you want to try it out.

18:06, 14 June 2011

This is not the only affected page (I cannot find the others now, but I am sure). Well, I I will repair translation little by little then.

19:02, 14 June 2011

In that case, I'd guess that PageLayout could be similarly affected. They were the first two Help files created.

07:15, 15 June 2011

Yes, it is. Thanks for the pointer.

07:32, 15 June 2011

WebWorld 2011

Hi Yurchor I'm sorry you couldn't make it to Essen - we had a lot of fun and we missed you. I thought I would just give you a brief summary of what we did with UserBase.

You have probably already noticed our new logo, and the addition of help items to the sidebar.

Besides the sidebar, Pipesmoker also made a lot of tweaks to formatting. We no longer have the sudden break in background color below the sidebar; it has been replaced by a nice transition. And the <tt> and <code> tags have been made useful for us. He also improved the nested lists. We added something about this in the help pages.

On the translation side Nikerabbit did great work on several longstanding problems and some new ones that came up:

  • We can now delete or move pages, even when they have been translated
  • It is also now possible to remove a language, when someone have begun translating and then left without really doing anything.
  • Special:myLanguage links now show up red, when the page does not exist. (I just found an unintended side effect of this - links to untranslated pages also show up red and no longer takes readers to the English page, so this is not over yet).

When Anne, Hans and I were not busy putting others to work or otherwise pestering them we found time to do a lot of cleanup . For example we have removed a lot of dead pages and redirects, that are no longer needed. We spent quite some time cleaning up the help pages, adding new content, removing obsolete things and moving some things to new places. Among other things we added a bit about the format of dates that should make them completely unambiguous. We also made a new template for putting UI icons in text and described it in the help files.

We had discussions about how to attract more contributions. Hans had some interesting ideas involving the forums. They are not implemented yet, but could potentially be a great way to attract new writers. And toma had ideas about making a link between KHelpCenter and UserBase, that would allow users to add tips at the click of a mouse. We also had discussions of a complete redesign of the front page to make it more welcoming to contributors and easier to navigate for newcomers. This is something that probably will not happen until the new design for is in place.

We also talked about dockbook. Some projects wants to add old manual to UserBase and use it as a base for a new manual written in UserBase. It is painful to do by hand, so some kind of automated solution should be found. We can already transfer documents the other way as well as to pdf - even letting users pick and choose which parts they wants to include.

The most controversial issue came up at the very end. Toma and neverendingo advocated a much more open approach to translations - trusting the wisdom of the crowd is after all the idea of a wiki. Anne and I were not quite convinced. In theory we agree, but for many languages we are dealing with crowds of one. We might end up moving towards more openness, but we feel that caution is called for. Nothing has been decided on this matter yet.

This is as far as my notes go - I'm sure I have forgotten something. I hope you find this helpful.

21:18, 6 June 2011

Thanks for this complete report. Face-smile.png

03:30, 7 June 2011

Recent edit of KonsoleDevelpment

I don't understand your comment. Surely, KonsoleDevelopment is the original page - or am I missing something?

21:35, 15 February 2011

Consider the following situation:

1) User read the instruction and want to follow it. 2) He clicks the link and opens localized page (with Special:myLanguage). 3) He notice that the missing new "Bla-bla" section of Configuration.

Question: How to add the description of "Bla-bla" on localized page? Answer: The section should be added to the original page.

So what is the point to send the user to the localized page, right?

21:48, 15 February 2011

I get your point. However, a user who knows enough to make additions to a page probably also knows how to navigate to the original page. On the other hand, a more casual user who perhaps doesn't even speak English might still be able to provide valuable suggestions on the Talk page.

I don't think that leaving out Special:myLanguage is going to be a problem to anyone - navigating to the translation of choice is easy enough; but I wonder if it is not a good idea to remain consistent even in special cases like this.

09:21, 16 February 2011

Ok, I reverted my change.

09:28, 16 February 2011

Obsolete pages?

I think the pages in this list pre-date the current translation system. Should they be deleted?

Вступ до KDE
Для чого призначено KDE
Ласкаво просимо до бази даних користувачів KDE
Освітні програми
Отримання довідки
Пошук програм
Програми/Мультимедійні програми
Робота з графікою і зображеннями
Таблиця еквівалентних програм
Як задавати питання
19:05, 21 January 2011

Yes, they are obsolete. Please delete them. Thanks for your work.

19:16, 21 January 2011

Done :-)

19:37, 21 January 2011

Discussion input needed

13:13, 13 December 2010

Localised Screenshots

Zinchenko has the idea that by using .svg files from Inkscape it should be possible to make them language agnostic, so that translators could simply add applicable texts to the image. I have no idea whether this would work, or even whether it would be less work than creating a new screenshot. Would you mind talking to him about this? Thanks.

(By the way - have you noticed that it is now possible to translate the page title within the normal translation system?)

18:56, 23 October 2010

1) It works. At least for this file we have SVG-version which makes localization very easy. SVG can also be very helpful to keep uniform look and feel between the translated pages.

2) Yes, thanks.

19:31, 23 October 2010

Загальні проблеми у KDE

This is the only remaining link to "General KDE Problems" - which is now just a re-direct. Am I safe in assuming that this is an obsolete page that can be deleted? All the information that was on that page and is still relevant has been moved onto other pages.

14:26, 11 October 2010


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