[SAC] Language issues on web site

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Jun 13 09:00:25 PDT 2012

I ran into the same issue yesterday and figured out how to straighten
out the mess. Once the main page knows it's English again the Greek
option shows up in the Translation list.

In terms of long term solutions, the migration to a newer version of
Drupal is likely necessary before an solution other than training can be
done. Maybe a 30 second video showing the right way to start a
translation will help.


On 06/13/2012 07:49 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
> Folks,
> the translation in our current version of Drupal is not only confusing
> but also seems to not work quite right.
> Somebody translated the Charter Members [1] page to Greek (in general
> a good idea) but instead of creating a "New Translation" overwrote the
> English version. I reverted the edit and then tried to copy the Greek
> version into the Greek node but Greek does not show up in the
> translation tab?! But it does show up on the main languages list in
> the left border.
> TO see the results it also makes a difference if you are logged in or
> not and what language settings are selected in the profile (if logged
> in).
> User interface and content language switch:
> * When switching user interface language, switch also the content language
> * Keep separated user interface and content language
> * Use global options
> Never quite got what these options are supposed to do either.
> I have been struggling with all these "feature" since we have them and
> never really got satisfying results. Probably I am too dumb to use
> this correctly but if I am not significantly dumber than the rest of
> the crew then statistically at least half of the potential
> contributors will fail in the same way (after getting frustrated for
> some time). This is inefficient. Ideas what we can do to change this?
> Cheers,
> Arnulf
> [1] https://www.osgeo.org/charter_members

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