[OSGeo-Discuss] Foreign Language Community Support

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Sun Nov 9 08:08:00 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 04:15:38PM +0100, Yves Jacolin (free) wrote:
> (Hum after reading again your mail, it seems I a little bit
> misunderstood). So yes all Local chapter are often a good starting
> point for asking general questions in native langage. There are a lot
> of local ML for that.


Yes, I'm writing text like this (which I intend to request help of
various local chapters in translating into other languages):


Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding easy in-wiki multi-langauge
support. At the moment, I'm simply putting 'fr:' in front of the page
title to indicate it is a translation of an English page of the same


I'm hopeful that I can find a Trac plugin which does this for me, as
well as showing when pages that are in different langauges are 'out of
date' with regard to each other. However, from what I've seen so ar, I'm
not particularly hopeful on either of these points, so I may need to
write a plugin myself.

I'm assuming that the Wikipedia-style 'fr:OtherTitle' links are probably
a preferred way of handling this situation (so that the Page *link* can
also be in a different language) but I think that would likely be harder
to handle initially, so I'm not sure I'm going to actually go to the
extent of tackling that (depending, in part, on what feedback I get from
the community) -- the URL itself is (I would hope) not the most
important part of the page, and bad titles can hopefully be resolved
with adequate linking.

Anyway, feedback on the text of the English page (the french is just an
earlier machine translation) is welcome.

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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