[Webcom] Translators please read!

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Sat Dec 18 12:32:09 EST 2010

Hi Cameron, yes, we had an established process for a few years - I think it 
has died down though with the limited amount of new content we create.  When 
you edit a drupal page you can create a translated copy of it, so many people 
did this early on.


I'm only referring to the sponsorship logo page in this email though.

Most translators were, historically anyway, ask to join the webcom list so we 
could keep in touch re: the website.  These would be the same folks who could 
take your documentation and copy it over.

By the way our drupal install supports writing content in html or in a basic 
wiki syntax.  I wouldn't be surprised if we could get an RST add on even.  

Likewise, we could potentially use iframes to insert content from the live 
project documentation into the website.  Having a single source for docs is by 
me, but as you mentioned the other day, it seems kind of strange to some to 
have our main docs associated with the Live project instead of in some other 
repository.  That might just be optics though :)  e.g. people that don't care 
about live project might not care about those docs.

Thanks for the heads up, hopefully we can streamline this sometime.  More 


On December 18, 2010 02:37:54 am Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Tyler,
> I'm unclear about the process or web pages that translators will update.
> As mentioned in our last marketing IRC, our OSGeo-Live documentation is
> being translated, and we can potentially copy these translated pages to
> osgeo.org. Someone just needs to work out the process to copy the html
> or RST  into drupal.
> We could also potentially ask translators to translate key osgeo pages
> the same way.
> Translating process:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Translate
> Nightly translated pages:
> http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/index.html
> Status of all pages being translated:
> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AlRFyY1XenjJdFRDbjFyWHg1MlNTRm10QX
> k0UWEzWlE&authkey=CPTB6uIE&hl=en_GB#gid=5
> On 17/12/2010 3:49 AM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> > I've made a stand alone web page now for the list of sponsor logos on
> > http://osgeo.org/sponsors
> > 
> > This can now be used in the Drupal pages where you used to have to put a
> > lot of ugly code :)  The goal here is to keep the non-English pages up
> > to date a bit easier.  Now you just need to insert:
> > 
> > <iframe src="/files/sponsors/sponsor_logos.html" width="100%"
> > height="800px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
> > 
> > Keep your translated intro paragraphs and my closing contact info and
> > you're all set!
> > 
> > Hope that helps.  If someone gets a chance to try it out, please let me
> > know.
> > 
> > Tyler
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Tyler Mitchell
> > Executive Director, OSGeo
> > tmitchell at osgeo.org
> > +1-250-303-1831
> > See you at FOSS4 2011 Denver in September!
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