The article Pellegrino Turri, translated from English to Italian by user MassimoGuarnieri, is the 20,000th page published using Content Translation since the tool was first enabled as a beta feature in January 2015.
Turri was a 19th-century Italian inventor best known for building one of the first typewriters, which he made for a blind friend of his, Countess Carolina Fantoni da Fivizzano. Their story also inspired a novel, The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace.
About 1200 articles have been published every week in all languages since the the Content Translation beta feature was enabled in Wikipedia in all languages in early July.
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