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Re: translating content

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:57:15 +0000
To: Ann-Katrin B <ann-katrins_blogg@hotmail.de>, webverena <webplatform@koyal.net>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CFFBE88A.DF31E%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Ann-Katrin:

I don’t know that there was a definitive decision regarding this. A lot of
folks have volunteered to do this as their first contributions. So, we
wouldn’t want new contributors to struggle with an English-first hurdle
unnecessarily, right?

I would advise:

If you’re not comfortable writing in English:

* translate and gather folks into a language-community to review your work
and help out
* write in another language — especially if you know you have an audience
in that language — and rally folks to translate it into English

If you’re pretty comfortable writing in English, you’ll have a bigger
audience off the bat and folks to help you along the way.

Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

On 7/28/14, 8:12 AM, "Ann-Katrin B" <ann-katrins_blogg@hotmail.de> wrote:

>I seem to remember when we discussed this earlier that we want to start
>with English and then consider translation, but only where needed?
>On 28 jul 2014, at 16:01, webverena <webplatform@koyal.net> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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?
>> Regards,
>> Verena

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