[Webcom] More on translation

Lorenzo Becchi lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
Thu Oct 18 10:18:49 EDT 2007

A cold is a good moment to put away the code and dedicate a little time 
to translations [1].

> I have no understanding of how we should go about keeping translations
> synced in future.
neither me.
I've appreciated Arnulf effort to sign which pages have been changed in 
the wiki [2].
But I think it's not easy to see "*please re-check!*" and then go and 
try to see what has changed and translate it again.
Sponsor Page has very poor text so it is not a problem itself,  but 
pages with a lot of text inside will be an issue.

I can suggest the idea to offer text diff as we make with code for 
patches, but sounds really weird.

So we can go just like this until translators critical mass will be 
consistent and then reconsider the problem.


[1] http://wwww.osgeo.org/node/450
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Portal_Translation_Status

Arnulf Christl wrote:
> Hello translators,
> this is a first try at trying to set up a process for keeping translations
> up to date. Currently this will have to be a manual process.
> I have updated the Sponsor pages for all translations to reflect the
> current list of seven sponsors in three categories. Some pages did not
> have the category "Supporting Sponsors" yet, so I did some guesswork and
> asked people or just left the English title. Please got to your respective
> translation and correct whatever I messed up there. We should try to keep
> a few blank lines between titles and sponsor sections so that updating in
> future will be easier. Hopefully we will need to update this page a lot
> more often...
> :-)
> I have no understanding of how we should go about keeping translations
> synced in future.
> I am also not very happy with the Wiki page for translations. It is good
> that we have it because we have nothing else but it feels like it is not
> the right technology to do it with. If anybody has any ideas on how to
> improve this, please let this list know.
> Best regards,

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