[OSGeo-Discuss] Translated web site content

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Fri Feb 23 09:45:48 PST 2007

On 23-Feb-07, at 9:14 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Tyler Mitchell wrote:
>> If you go to http://www.osgeo.org you will now see a "Select  
>> language" menu on the left side, with a few languages listed.  The  
>> tools are pretty simple, if you press a language the content will  
>> change, but only if that content has been translated already.  All  
>> default content is in US English.
> I just had a look at the French and Deutsch translations of the  
> home page and they don't seem to match exactly the contents of the  
> English version. I can't read Deutsch, but the sections of the page  
> seem different, and the French version (which I can read)  
> definitely contains different contents.
> Should it not be a requirement that the translations should match  
> the original as closely as possible in order to relay a consistent  
> message in all languages?

Yes, that was the intent with offering translation abilities.  You  
are welcome to help fix French if possible.

I'll continue the discussion on  the WebCom mailing list.

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