This project deals with converting articles from the Battlestar Wiki into other languages and how to accomplish that task.
Presently, all of the content on this wiki is in english — American english, to be specific. We have people who view this Wiki from other countries, as far away as Europe and Asia. And likely further.
Therefore, this is a formal effort to recruit mutlilingual contributors and organize these contributors to translate our documents in other languages. Once there is enough translations of a particular translation, the Battlestar Wiki, as a group, will sit down and see if there is cause enough for a full language site with the "battlestarwiki.org" domain name.
Currently we have these official sub-language projects with there status.
Every language starts out with at least two sysops approved by the English administrators. Afterwards the wiki must hold their own RFA hearings.
If you want to help out with any or all of these language wikis, please goto those sites. Keep in mind that you will have to refer to this Wiki for policy questions.
How to Begin
To begin, create a subpage of the article you wish to translate. For instance, let's say you were going to tackle the article on The Fleet and translate it into Spanish. Here's how you would begin:
- In the search box, type in:
- The Fleet/es:La Flota
- Press "Go". Select "create this article" option.
- Begin translating the article. Once done, list the article on this page under Articles Translated.
Once there are a growing number of articles, Joe or Shane will then set up an individual BSG Wiki for that language. (i.e. de.battlestarwiki.org for German BSG Wiki, et al.). Never, ever, place interwiki links on these subpages.
Articles Needing Translation
Obviously our eventual goal is to have just about everything translated. Rather than listing every page here, this can be used to request critical pages for translators to focus on.
These three should be the first ones done.
- Battlestar Wiki:Spoiler Policy - All languages.
- Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions - All languages.
- Battlestar Wiki:Citation Jihad - All languages.
There are others to be translated as well that need to be translated before you can even get your own-wiki. Please take a look at the list here. If you can prove that you can deicated a full force of at least 5-10 people to translating all the required information, we will create a language wiki without question and import all your work to the language wiki. Articles still needing translations from the current languages we support are located here.
It is suggested you start from the oldest episodes and articles first before you more to articles that always under going edits.
There are standards and conventions for translating. Please read this before doing anything.
Who is admin of these wikis during setup?
Joe and Shane will be the two overall admins (B-crats, Sysop, checkuser), but you will have to decide as a group who will represent your language.
Language Specific Spoiler Checkpoints
Feel free to adjust the title of this section. This section is intended to be a handy place to keep track of how far the series has progressed in the particular languages, in order to avoid translating spoiler content over from the English side. Only languages that are translating in conjunction with the English Wiki are listed here.
Contributors to this project may be added here. Please include the languages you would be interested in translating our documents to, as well as your level of expertise in said language.
- Ivan 00:57, 12 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Brazilian Portuguese, native language
- Infestans 18:43, 19 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Brazilian Portuguese, native language
- ithinkhelikesit 14:36, 18 September 2007 (GMT -5h) - Brazilian Portuguese, native (European Portuguese)
- Claudiamay 18:11, 27 September 2010 (UTC) - Brazilian Portuguese, native language. Fluent in English.
- SuperMMX - Chinese, Simplified Chinese, native language.
- Xmuxsp - Chinese, Simplified Chinese, native language
- Karoshi 11:22, 2 February 2006 (EST) - French, native language.
- Malcolm 10:29, 14 May 2006 (CDT) - French, native language.*
- Jibo 13:28, 27 September 2006 (GMT) - French, native language.*
- Edosak 21:38, 9 november 2006 (GMT) - French, native language.*
- Moo 16:23, 12 December 2006 (CST) - French, native language.
- RasputinAXP 16:24, 27 February 2007 (CST) - French, 5 years in high school and college, conversational fluidity and translation experience for opera. Also, I'm the admin for fr.bswiki.
- Lotheric 14:08, 17 April 2007 (EDT) - French, native language.
- ithinkhelikesit 14:36, 18 September 2007 (GMT -5h) - Canadian French, fluent.
- LIMAFOX76 15:17, 19 May 2010 (UTC) - French, native language, also founder of Stargate Wiki FR and Stargate Wiki EN, the first two semantic wikis about the Stargate franchise.
- Astfgl 02:57, 04 February 2006 (CET) - German, native German
- Tirkon en Tirkon de: German:native (Deutsch: Muttersprache), English: good, French moderate (Français: moyen)
- $traight-$hoota – native German
- sdfd native German
- LaWa native German
- rawfire native German
- Starbuckster native German; living in the US since 1994
- Mel: native German, English: fluent, Spanish: basic
- Enabran de: Austrian native (Muttersprache = Deutsch), English: good
- Purple74 native Italian
- adogsbreakfast native Italian
- CuChulainn native Italian
- Kylar native Italian, fluent english, professional translator
- Zarek Rocks 21:23, 2 February 2006 (EST) Two years of Japanese, but a little rusty. I do have people that could help me edit for grammar though so I'm onboard for that.
- Yashiko 20:34, 7 March 2006 (CST) I'm currently in my first year as a Japanese language and Linguistics major at university, but I have lived in Japan for about a year. I'm willing to try and help out where I can since my grammar isn't back to the level it was when I was living there. I'll try to help out with vocabulary in the meanwhile.
- QuishGaGa native japanese.
- Starkiller 23:59, 30 August 2006 (CDT) Several years of learning Malay, but not good enough. I do have people that could help me edit for grammar though so I'm onboard for that.
- syrin 17:57, 22 December 2007 (WET) - European Portuguese, native language
- Major Payne 23:42, 03 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Spanish, native language
- Lindem Herz 10:08, 06 February 2006 (GMT -5h) - Spanish, native language
- Prometheus 2:16, 13 February 2006 (EST) - Spanish, native language
- Kestrel 13:16, 16 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Spanish, native language
- Dancing Salad 00:24, 24 February 2006 (GMT +1) - Spanish, native language
- ithinkhelikesit 14:36, 18 September 2007 (GMT -5h) - European Spanish, fluent
- turboemmis 17:48, 11 February 2006 (CET) - Swedish, native language
- MrPeachum 19:47, 11 February 2006 (GMT -8h, PST) - Swedish, native language
- Auroriel native Turkish
- Hudd native Turkish
- Tabula native Turkish
- Redlinetheturk native Turkish
- Myrian native Turkish
- Odenat native Turkish
- Athelas native Turkish
- Bcinar native Turkish
- Cyigit native Turkish
- Kozmoz native Turkish
- Hae native Turkish
- Jediknight native Turkish
- Bezginyasar native Turkish
More than one non-American English language
- Steelviper 09:57, 27 January 2006 (EST) - Spanish, 4 years of Spanish and a year of Latin (a long time ago)
- Talos 20:46, 31 January 2006 (EST) -German, 3 years of German plus mother is a German major and a BSG fan. Can also help a little with Russian, and others.
- LeobenConoy 20:49 02 February 2006 (TST) - Spanish, 7 years plus foreign exchange to South America (Fluent, but a bit rusty); 2 years of Japanese (some conversational ability, minimal writing/reading ability)
- Airylli 11:54, 23 July 2006 (GMT +9) - Spanish, 3 years, a bit of French, Classical Greek (if that is at all helpful), and Korean in a pinch (fairly fluent in speech but not so much in reading/writing)
- Fang Aili 14:10, 20 September 2006 (CDT) - Some German, some Chinese. Not all that great in either.
- Catrope - Dutch (native), English (fluently), bits of French and German (not really worth mentioning), some Frisian (but that's not really helpful over here).
- --Aerelon 16:30, 25 August 2007 (CDT) - Dutch (native), English (fluently), French (rather fluently)
- syrin 17:57, 22 December 2007 (WET) - Fluent English, Good German, some French, Spanish and Italian
- People who really don't translate anything, but will help in behind-the-scenes technical tasks. Or people who promote the effort. Things like that.
- Joe Beaudoin 23:00, 13 February 2006 (EST) -- will set up new wikis as the number of documents translated increases and other BTS tasks (the Wizard of Oz, as it were)
- Shane 10:48, 5 March 2006 (CST) -- IT Specialist
Articles in Progress
Articles that have begun the translation process. They could use more content translated or another eye to look at it (or both).
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions/jp:バトルスター・ウィキ:標準及び慣例
- Galactica 1980/jp:新宇宙空母ギャラクティカ
- Battlestar Galactica (TRS)/jp:バトルスター・ギャラクティカ（新シリーズ）
- Caprica (Series)/Jp:カプリカ（シリーズ）
- The Eye of Jupiter/jp:The Eye of Jupiter
- William Adama/jp:ウィリアム・アダマ
- Lee Adama/jp:リー・アダマ
- Felix Gaeta/Jp:フェリックス・ゲータ
- Basestar (TOS)/jp:ベーススター（オリジナル・シリーズ）
- Raider (TOS)/jp:レイダー（オリジナル・シリーズ）
- References In The Re-Imagined Series/Jp:新シリーズと他作品の関連
- Sexuality In The Twelve Colonies (RDM)/Jp:12コロニーのセクシャリティー（新シリーズ）
- Military Ranks (RDM)/Jp:軍隊階級（新シリーズ）
- Galactica Type Battlestar/jp:ギャラクティカ型バトルスター
- Number One/Jp:ナンバー１
- Battlestar Galactica (TRS)/Jp:GALACTICA／ギャラクティカ
- Operation Raptor Talon/Jp:ラプター・タロン作戦
- Cylons (RDM)/Jp:サイロン（新シリーズ）
- Battlestar Galactica: Year Two Proposal/Jp:宇宙空母ギャラクティカ：シーズン２企画書
- Stories For Season Two Of The Original Series/Jp:オリジナル・シリーズのシーズン２のストーリー
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Amanda Graystone/ru:Аманда Грэйстоун
- Caprica (RDM)/ru:Каприка (планета)
- Caprica City/ru:Каприка-Сити
- Clarice Willow/ru:Клариса Уиллоу
- Cylon Centurion/ru:Центурион
- Cylon Centurion Model 0005/ru:Центурион 005
- Cylons (RDM)/ru:Сайлоны
- Daniel Graystone/ru:Дэниел Грэйстоун
- Earth (RDM)/ru:Земля
- Joseph Adama/ru:Джозеф Адама
- Kobol (RDM)/ru:Кобол
- Lacy Rand/ru:Лэйси Рэнд
- List of all episodes/ru:Эпизоды
- Monotheist Church/ru:Монотеистическая церковь
- Nestor Willow/ru:Нестор Уиллоу
- Olaf Willow/ru:Олаф Уиллоу
- Samuel Adama/ru:Сэм Адама
- Soldiers of the One/ru:Солдаты Одного
- Tamara Adama/ru:Тамара Адама
- Tauron (RDM)/ru:Таурон
- The Twelve Colonies of Kobol/ru:Двенадцать Колоний Кобола
- U-87 Cyber Combat Unit/ru:Кибернетическая Боевая Единица U-87
- V-world/ru:Виртуальный мир
- William "Willie" Adama/ru:Уильям "Уилли" Адама
- Shannon Adama/ru:Шэннон Адама
- Drew Tanner/ru:Дрю Тэннер
- Graystone Industries/ru:Грэйстоун Индастриз
- Ben Stark/ru:Бен Старк
- Samuel Adama
- Tomas Vergis/ru:Томас Верджис
- Mar-Beth Willow/ru:Мар-Бет Уиллоу
- Jordan Duram/ru:Джордан Дюрам
- Barnabas Greeley/ru:Барнабас Грили
- Caprica (series)/ru:Каприка (телесериал)
- Gara Singh/ru:Гара Синг
- Odin Sinclair/ru:Один Синклер
- Raider (RDM)/ru:Рейдер
- Zoe Graystone/ru:Зоуи Грэйстоун
List all articles that have been translated here. Also include the language that they were translated in.
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Viper 0205/jp:ヴァイパー 0205
- Zak Adama/jp:ザック・アダマ
- Anne Adama/jp:アン・アダマ
- Evelyn Adama/jp:エヴリン・アダマ
- Joseph Adama/jp:ジョゼフアダマ
- Battlestar Wiki:Spoiler Policy/Jp:バトルスターウィキ：ネタバレの方針
- Battlestar Galactica (TOS)/jp:宇宙空母ギャラクティカ（オリジナル・シリーズ）
- Tamara Adama/Jp:タマラ・アダマ
- Mercury Class Battlestar/Jp:マーキュリー級バトルスター
- Earth Cylon Centurion/Jp:地球のサイロン・センチュリオン
- Timeline (RDM)/Jp:年表（新シリーズ）
- Cylon War/Jp:サイロン戦争
- Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions/pl:Battlestar Wiki:Standardy i Konwencje
- Battlestar Wiki:Spoiler Policy/pl:Battlestar Wiki:Spoilery
- Battlestar Wiki:Citation Jihad/pl:Battlestar_Wiki:Źródła informacji
- Battlestar Wiki:Policy/pl:Battlestar Wiki:Dyrektywy
- Laura Roslin/pl:Laura Roslin
Templates in Progress
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Template:Character Data (jp)
- Template:Cite email (jp)
- Template:Episode Data (jp)
- Template:Episode list (TOS) (jp)
- Template:Episode List (jp)
- Template:Spoiler (jp)
- Template:Spoilerbelow (jp)
- Template:Ship Data (jp)
- Template:Meters2Feet (jp)
- Template:Feet2Meters (jp)
- Template:Message box (jp)
- Template:Characters (RDM_Cylons) (jp)
- Template:Adama Family Tree (RDM) (jp)
- Template:Newsection link/pl:Szablon:Nowa sekcja
- Template:Imdb name/pl:Szablon:Strona IMDB
- Template:Character Data/pl:Szablon:Dane postaci
- Template:Episode list (RDM season 2)/pl:Szablon:Lista odcników (NS sezon 2)
- Template:Episode list (RDM season 3)/pl:Szablon:Lista odcinków (NS sezon 3)
- Template:Episode Data/pl:Szablon:Dane odcinka
- Template:Citation needed/pl:Szablon:Potrzebny cytat
- Template:Episode list (RDM season 1)/pl:Szablon:Lista odcników (NS sezon 1)