2013 TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge Update: Japanese and Russian join the battle!!!

First, go learn about the TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge here (if you haven't yet):

The 2013 TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge!!! BATTLE TIME!!! Who will win? Portuguese, Turkish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Farsi, Chinese, or Vietnamese?

This contest lasts from November 30, 2013 to January 12th, 2014 (6 weeks).

All the tags are listed here: Wiki: Translation Tags 

I wrote this article for you to use as a resource when you translate articles: Wiki: How to Translate TechNet Wiki Articles 


So how are the languages doing after just two weeks? 

  1. Portuguese - 65
  • Thanks to Durval!
  • French - 26
  • Thanks to Benoit and Yagmoth555 (Philippe)!
  • German - 25
  • Thanks to Carsten!
  • Japanese - 5
  • Thanks to Tomoaki!
  • Italian - 2
  • Thanks to Luigi and Carmelo!
  • Russian - 1
  • Thanks to Dmitri!
Not yet started: Turkish, Spanish, Persian, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc.
So a special welcome goes out to our two new languages in the contest... Japanese and Russian!
Also, you can find every article translated so far in this Wiki article (I just updated it to make it current): TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge: November 2013 to January 2014 


For this 2013 contest, we want to get more of these articles about TechNet Wiki translated into more languages. 

The idea is to check the list below to see which articles don't include translations for your language yet.

I updated this list (at the time of this post) to include all the current translated versions:

  • Finished (5): Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Let us know your progress in the comments below!


Are you interested in helping translate TechNet Wiki into your language?

Please join us! And...

Welcome to Earth, TechNet Wiki style!
   - Ninja Ed




Comments (13)
  1. I (or Japanese) joined the battle!!

  2. John M Wood says:

    Great post Ed – thanks for sharing!

  3. Durval Ramos says:

    Great Tomoaki ! It's nice to see the important Japanese language in this battle.

  4. Durval Ramos says:

    Thanks Ed.

    The work continues and this “battle” is already becoming a paradox.

    Because our Community is more united.

  5. Saeid Hasani says:

    Tanks for invaluable information.

  6. Tomoaki, Ha! Yes, you represent all of Japanese!

  7. You’re welcome everyone!

  8. Durval, that’s right! It’s more like taking a team effort and giving it a little friendly competition. And the community benefits from it greatly!

  9. Anonymous says:

    First, here were our previous blog posts for this contest:

    11/30 – The 2013 TechNet Wiki Translation

  10. Tlc UK says:

    This blog is all about the language translation services.Its given about the lost translation and is all about language and how humorous or just plain hard it is to understand when it’s foreign.This is such a nice blog.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday – Wiki Life post.

    If someone asks me "What was one

  12. Anonymous says:

    Bonjour, on est mercredi, et le mercredi c’est le jour des articles consacrés à la

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