[SAC] Language issues on web site

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Jun 13 09:36:34 PDT 2012

Fixed, by the way I emailed the translator of those Greek pages to make
sure he knew what was going on.

Here's some more info:
The translation list will not show the language you are currently
browsing in. So one must be in English browsing, go to the page they
want to translate, Select the Translate tab and then create translation
next to the correct language. When in the Edit box then they must select
the right language from the drop down too before saving.

In order to fix the current Greek pages, go to the page in English
browse. Edit, Select English in the drop down, sumbit. Go to the
Translation page, create Greek - it will copy the current page to start.
Now select Greek from the drop down and submit. Once done (you'll notice
it's different node number) go back to the English version and revert to
before the greek got added.


On 06/13/2012 09:00 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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