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'''Wikimedia Community Malta recognizes that significant work on the Maltese-language Wikipedia is only possibly by engaging translators.''' To this end, the organization works closely with the Language Office of the European Commission Representative Office in Malta to facilitate engagement within the sector.
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'''Wikimedia Community Malta recognizes that significant work on the Maltese-language Wikipedia is only possibly by engaging translators.''' To this end, the organization works closely with the Language Office of the European Commission Representative Office in Malta to facilitate engagement within the sector.[[File:Training for UoM Translators.jpg|250px|Wikipedia training for translators|right]]
  
 
WCM's first public engagement with Wikipedija took the form of a presentation delivered by Dr Toni Sant during a seminar on translation organised by the European Commission's Representative Office in Malta at Europe House in Valletta on 24 November 2018.  The presentation was called ''Using Wikipedija to engage with digital prospects for the Maltese language''.[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBtxf47DwoE&t=530]
 
WCM's first public engagement with Wikipedija took the form of a presentation delivered by Dr Toni Sant during a seminar on translation organised by the European Commission's Representative Office in Malta at Europe House in Valletta on 24 November 2018.  The presentation was called ''Using Wikipedija to engage with digital prospects for the Maltese language''.[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBtxf47DwoE&t=530]
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This was followed up with a [[Wikipedia_Editing_Workshop_for_UoM_Translators|Wikipedia Editing Workshop for Translators]] at the University of Malta on 17 January 2019.
 
This was followed up with a [[Wikipedia_Editing_Workshop_for_UoM_Translators|Wikipedia Editing Workshop for Translators]] at the University of Malta on 17 January 2019.
  
Subsequent opportunities for translators are captured on this page, starting with an initiative associated with [http://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20 Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20]. To celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday WCM launched a campaign in 2021 to translate/create 20 essential articles on 20 vital subject that any encyclopedia should contain.
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Subsequent opportunities for translators are captured on this page, starting with an initiative associated with [http://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedija:Wikipedia_20 Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20]. To celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday WCM launched a campaign in 2021 to translate/create 20 essential articles on 20 vital subject that any encyclopedia should contain.
  
== 19 + 20 January 2021 ==
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== 21 + 22 January 2021 ==
;''Goal for these sessions:'' to skill up new Wikipedia editors while creating and improving Maltese-language Wikipedia pages as part of the '''[http://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedija:Wikipedia_20 Wikipedia:Wikipedia 20]''' campaign.
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;''Goal for these sessions:''  
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to skill up new Wikipedia editors while creating and improving Maltese-language Wikipedia pages as part of the '''[http://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedija:Wikipedia_20 Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20]''' campaign.
  
;Before the workshop:
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;''Before the workshops:''
# '''[[wikipedia:Special:UserLogin/signup|CREATE A WIKIPEDIA USER ACCOUNT]]''' (if you don't already have one)
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* '''[[wikipedia:Special:UserLogin/signup|CREATE A WIKIPEDIA USER ACCOUNT]]''' (if you don't already have one)
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* '''[https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_Community_Malta/Wikipedia_Workshop_for_Maltese_Translators_2021/home REGISTER your participation in the WIKIPEDIA 20 Campaign]'''
  
 
''If you like, you can also [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Tutorial|learn a little about editing ahead of time here]] or [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Training/For_students|here]].''
 
''If you like, you can also [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Tutorial|learn a little about editing ahead of time here]] or [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Training/For_students|here]].''
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''If you really want to get ahead of the curve, see [[wikipedia:Help:Contents/Getting started|Getting started on Wikipedia]] for more information.''
 
''If you really want to get ahead of the curve, see [[wikipedia:Help:Contents/Getting started|Getting started on Wikipedia]] for more information.''
  
''The Maltese-language version of the tutorial pages are still in need of substantial attention from translators.''
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The Maltese-language version of the tutorial pages are still in need of substantial attention from translators.
  
== Tools ==
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=== Agenda ===
* [https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/etranslation eTranslation]
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: '''Day 1 - Hour 1:''' General induction and orientation to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
* [https://iate.europa.eu IATE]
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: '''Day 1 - Hour 2:''' Exploring the subject area/s of interest to the participants in the room (inc. coffee break)
* [https://mlrs.research.um.edu.mt/resources/gabra/ Ġabra]
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: '''Day 1 - Hour 3:''' Preparing to translate specific Wikipedia pages
* [https://www.linguee.com/ Linguee]
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* [http://www.maltesedictionary.org.mt Dizzjunarju Malti]
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: '''Day 2:''' Applying skills and knowledge acquired during the previous day's session
* [https://mt.glosbe.com/ Glosbe - MT]
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* [http://www.ilmiklem.com Il-Miklem] - Vokabularju Tematiku, Enċiklopedija tal-Kliem, Tagħrif Kulturali.
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== Useful links mentioned during the workshop ==
* [http://www.kunsilltalmalti.gov.mt/filebank/documents/Decizjonijiet1_25.07.08.pdf Deċizjonijiet tal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti] (2008)
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ToniSant User:ToniSant]
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* [http://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utent:ToniSant Utent:ToniSant]
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* [[:wikipedia:Help:Cheatsheet|Help:Cheatsheet]]
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* [[:wikipedia:Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles|Wikipedia:Writing better articles]]
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* [[:wikipedia:Wikipedia:Teahouse|Wikipedia:Teahouse]]
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* [[:wikipedia:Wikipedia:References|Wikipedia:References]] + [[:wikipedia:WP:MOS|WP:MOS]]
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* '''[[:wikipedia:Special:ContentTranslation|Wikipedia Content Translation Tool]]'''
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=== Slides ===
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* [http://www.tonisant.com/wiki/Wikiworkshop-2021.pdf Day 1 - pdf]
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* [http://www.tonisant.com/wiki/Wikimalta%20intro%20-%202021.pdf Day 2 - pdf]
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== Language tools ==
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{{Language tools}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_Community_Malta/Wikipedia_Workshop_for_Maltese_Translators_2021 Wikipedia Workshop for Maltese Translators 2021] - stats dashboard
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* [[:wikipedia:List_of_Wikipedias|List of Wikipedias]]
 
* [[Maltese-language Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Maltese-language Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia Editing Workshops]]
 
* [[Wikipedia Editing Workshops]]
 
* [http://mt.wikipedia.org mt.wikipedia]
 
* [http://mt.wikipedia.org mt.wikipedia]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6B1wG5ppmo How to translate Wikipedia articles] 2019 video by Wikimedia UK
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== Other articles of interest ==
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* [https://www.pingdom.com/blog/the-biggest-and-busiest-languages-on-wikipedia/ The biggest and busiest languages on Wikipedia] -  13 June 2012 in ''Tech Musings''
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[[Category:Wikipedia Editing Workshops]]
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[[Category:Wikipedija]]

Latest revision as of 08:22, 22 January 2021

Wikimedia Community Malta recognizes that significant work on the Maltese-language Wikipedia is only possibly by engaging translators. To this end, the organization works closely with the Language Office of the European Commission Representative Office in Malta to facilitate engagement within the sector.

Wikipedia training for translators

WCM's first public engagement with Wikipedija took the form of a presentation delivered by Dr Toni Sant during a seminar on translation organised by the European Commission's Representative Office in Malta at Europe House in Valletta on 24 November 2018. The presentation was called Using Wikipedija to engage with digital prospects for the Maltese language.[1]

This was followed up with a Wikipedia Editing Workshop for Translators at the University of Malta on 17 January 2019.

Subsequent opportunities for translators are captured on this page, starting with an initiative associated with Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20. To celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday WCM launched a campaign in 2021 to translate/create 20 essential articles on 20 vital subject that any encyclopedia should contain.

21 + 22 January 2021

Goal for these sessions:

to skill up new Wikipedia editors while creating and improving Maltese-language Wikipedia pages as part of the Wikipedija:Wikipedia 20 campaign.

Before the workshops:

If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here or here.

If you really want to get ahead of the curve, see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information.

The Maltese-language version of the tutorial pages are still in need of substantial attention from translators.

Agenda

Day 1 - Hour 1: General induction and orientation to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
Day 1 - Hour 2: Exploring the subject area/s of interest to the participants in the room (inc. coffee break)
Day 1 - Hour 3: Preparing to translate specific Wikipedia pages
Day 2: Applying skills and knowledge acquired during the previous day's session

Useful links mentioned during the workshop

Slides

Language tools

Translation: eTranslation | Google Translate
Terminology + Vocabulary: IATE | Il-Miklem | Glosbe - MT
Dictionaries: Ġabra | Linguee | Dizzjunarju Malti
Deċizjonijiet tal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti (2008)

See also

Other articles of interest