[SAC] [Webcom] Language issues on web site

seven@arnulf.us seven at arnulf.us
Thu Jun 14 07:12:57 PDT 2012

Hi Angelos, 
great to see this effort happen, no worries if things break, it can all be repaired. If you have suggestions how to improve the documentation please feel free to let this list know.

Cheers, Arnulf

Arnulf Christl (aka Seven)

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From: "Angelos Tzotsos" <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>
To: "Web Site Committee (WebCom) mailing list" <webcom at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: "Seven (aka Arnulf)" <seven at arnulf.us>, "System Administration Committee Discussion/OSGeo" <sac at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [Webcom] Language issues on web site
Date: Thu, Jun 14, 2012 12:16

On 06/13/2012 05:49 PM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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> 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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Hi Arnulf,

Thank you for picking up this issue. Alex also corrected a similar issue 
a few days back.

Those errors are part of a translation project in Greek that the Greek 
Chapter has started recently.
Unfortunately the translators are not expert users in drupal and this 
has caused those issues. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
I will now hold this project until we have this issue/process figured out.

Best regards,

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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