Battlestar Wiki:Translation Project

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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 mutli-lingual contributors and organize these contributors to translate our documents in other languages. Once there is enough translations of a pirticular translation, the Battlestar Wiki, as a group, will sit down and see if there is cause enough for a full language site with the "" domain name.

Currently we have two sub-lanauage projects with there status.

If you want to help out with either one of those, 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 invidiual BSG Wiki for that language. (i.e. for German BSG Wiki, et al.).


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.

Brazillian Portuguese

  • Ivan 00:57, 12 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Brazilian Portuguese, native language
  • Infestans 18:43, 19 February 2006 (GMT -3h) - Brazilian Portuguese, native language


  • SuperMMX - 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • turboemmis 17:48, 11 February 2006 (CET) - Swedish, native language
  • MrPeachum 19:47, 11 February 2006 (GMT -8h, PST) - Swedish, native language


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)

Technical personel

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 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.

There are others to be translated as well that need to be trnaslated before you can even get your own-wiki. Please take a look at the list here.

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 lanauges that are translating in conjuction with the English Wiki are listed here.

  • French

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).

Articles Translated

List all articles that have been translated here. Also include the language that they were translated in.

Templates Translated

On English Battlestar Wiki