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Re: translating content

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:46:05 +0000
To: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>, webverena <webplatform@koyal.net>
CC: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CFFBE69D.DF2FA%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Amelia & Verena:

The translation page under projects[1] and multilingual support[2] are just some proposals. For now, I would follow the one under the WPD:Tranlsations.[3]

Of course, Verena will want to start with getting a username and practicing some editing. Just follow the steps under “Share Your Knowledge” on the home page.[4] Feel free to email the list with any questions.


[1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/translations

[2] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Multilanguage_Support

[3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Translations

[4] http://www.webplatform.org/

Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com<mailto:amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>>
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:54 AM
To: webverena <webplatform@koyal.net<mailto:webplatform@koyal.net>>
Cc: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: translating content
Resent-From: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Hi Verena,

There isn't really a "coordinated" effort on translations currently.  Hopefully it will become the next priority after the current clean-up efforts for the English-language reference pages.

If you are interested in getting started on your own, you could focus on translating tutorial pages and the "top level" category pages.  These have a fairly loose structure that doesn't depend on Mediawiki templates and forms.

In contrast, for the reference docs pages, we need to translate all the templates and forms in a way that makes the basic facts automatically update across all language versions (e.g., the default value of a CSS property is the same whatever language you speak -- but the word for "default" is not!).  That will be a major project that should be coordinated across all languages.

Here are the relevant reference pages describing how translations currently work.  Hopefully they are not too contradictory!

* WPD:Translations<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Translations>
* WPD:Projects/translations<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/translations>
* WPD:Multilanguage Support<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Multilanguage_Support>
* Mediawiki's Template:Languages<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Languages>

You can also search the email archives for past discussions about translation:

I hope that gets you started, although I would encourage other list members who have been doing translations to get in touch with you.

On 28 July 2014 08:01, webverena <webplatform@koyal.net<mailto:webplatform@koyal.net>> wrote:

I saw that some of the content on webplatform is provided in multiple
languages and I'd be interested in translating into German (my mother
tongue). Is there some kind of coordinated translation effort? Who can I
contact for this?


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