Arknights Terra Wiki:Translation guideline

From Arknights Terra Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Translation guideline describes what to be done before translating texts on the Arknights Terra Wiki from the original source texts, mainly Mandarin Chinese, to English.


  • Any translation may be added into the Arknights Terra Wiki as long as the translator is credited (using the {{Credit}} template) and it meets the community guidelines.
    • Please note that all translations are temporary and will be changed to the official localization when the corresponding content is released in the Global server, regardless of their accuracy.
    • When translating Operator backgrounds, do remember to add the {{Operator notice}} template on top of the page (below the navigation tab) to notify readers about changes when the subject Operator is released in Global.
    • To avoid legal issues, please do not upload commissioned translations.
    • In some cases, notably song lyrics such as that of Requiem, the official English localization may have a different interpretation than translations by a native or professional speaker. As such, the official and unofficial translations may be added as a comparison, but remember to mark them as such.
  • If you are helped by a proofreader in translating the texts who would also like to be credited, you can do so as well.
  • Releasing translations slowly is completely acceptable. The language of Arknights' source texts, Mandarin Chinese, is a complex language, so go ahead and take your time and prioritize real life when necessary.


  • For critical/priority translations such as the names/titles of enemies as well as their description and abilities, and Operator skill, talent, and base skill names, please do not use literal translations since it may not convey the meaning well. If there is a debatable translation, please discuss it with the other editors.
  • Avoid using machine translations as they are often unreliable when translating whole texts at once.
    • Due to their priority, using MTL for the names and abilities of enemies (if they have one), skills, talents, and base skills are allowed, but try to proofread it to avoid misinformation.