Mandarin translation project

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This page outlines the translation workflow for the Mandarin project. The page also includes information on reviewing translations, viewing the history of the article, translation support materials, and additional wiki resources.

TIP: Jianxiong Chen - Mandarin Team Leader - created a workflow summary (PDF) for volunteers.

Translation workflow

  1. Sign in to the SEG Wiki
  2. From the left toolbar, click "Page preparation" under the Translate heading.
  3. In the search bar, type the article you have been assigned and click on the title. For example, if you are translating the "ABC Method" entry of Sheriff's Dictionary, you would type "Dictionary:ABC method"]
  4. Click "Prepare," followed by "Save"
  5. From the left toolbar, click "Pages in translation"
    1. Find your article and click "mark for translation"
    2. Do not make any changes on the next page and click "mark this version for translation"
  6. From the left toolbar, click "Groups"
    1. Find your name
    2. Search for your article in the search bar under your name and click add
  7. NOTE - the previous steps may not be necessary for every article. Some articles have been previously prepared for translation.
  8. From the left toolbar, click "Translate"
    1. Near the top right, change "Translate to English" to "Translate to 中文(简体)"
    2. Click the blue "All" term and find your name. Click.
    3. Click the pencil icon on right hand side
      1. There are two views: List and Page, choose whatever one suits you best
        1. List: more suitable for smaller text translations
        2. Page: designed for longer pieces of text like paragraphs of a wiki page
  9. Write your translation
    1. Use any translated sources you have, including the First Edition text that has been translated in its entirety (located in Dropbox)
    2. Check translation with the current text - some terms will not have a translation, some terms will have updated texts that do not match the translated version
    3. If you have a question for the team leader, add "Documentation" located on the right side of the translation
    4. Use machine translation as necessary
    5. Add internal links as necessary (see video)
  10. Click "Save translation" - you are done
Each paragraph is translated separately. This translation has three different sections to translate.

The team leader will review your translation (you cannot review since you translated article)

Watch this video for an overview of the translation process (updated 13 January 2017)

Translation materials

Wiki resources

Note: We have recently updated the SEG Wiki and the look of the new site does not match the videos. All of the information is still relevant; however, instead of using the "Edit" tab, click on the "Edit source" tab.

Translation history

To review each edit to the article, follow these instructions.

Team Leaders

Letter assignments

  • Hong Jin: F, X, Y
  • Jianxiong Chen: A
  • Jing Xiang: B, E
  • Lei Fu: C
  • Tao Li: H, L
  • Yaping Zhu: J, K, M
  • Yiling Li: D
  • Zhiguo Wang: G, I, Z

Reviewing translations

To see documentation from translators, review terms in the edit window. When the term is reviewed, click "Mark as reviewed" located below the left box.

How to add documentation when reviewing a translation.

Note: contributors cannot review his or her own translations

Tracking team member edits

How to find the RSS feed link


  1. Use this spreadsheet to find your team members
  2. In the "Contributions" column, find your team and click Edit for each member
  3. You will be taken to the SEG Wiki where you will see all edits by your team member (e.g. Andrew's contributions)

N-Z translation

RSS feed

  1. Follow the three steps under Spreadsheet
  2. On the SEG Wiki page showing your team member's contribution, locate "Atom" listed under Tools on the left side of the screen
  3. Right click and choose "Copy link address"
  4. Paste the RSS link into your feed of choice, e.g. Microsoft Outlook or Digg Reader
Watch this clip on YouTube for how to add the RSS link into Microsoft Outlook


Raul Cova of the Spanish translation project created a spreadsheet to help him assign words and track his team's contributions. Please use and modify as you see necessary.