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Working Towards Translating The Entire Site
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Working Towards Translating The Entire Site

I think this would be extremely hard and time consuming. But I still think it can be done.

What would have to be done:
1. A 'priority' list.
Obviously, the site intro was the most important to translate, so it was done first. A list of what needs to be translated most should be made.
2. Actually translating it.
We would need people to volunteer. I would, if I actually knew another language fluently.
3. Keeping track of what gets translated.
We would need to keep track of what gets translated into what language, and keep it public, so that someone doesn't waste their time doing it when it's already done.

Anyone agree/disagree? Have a better idea? Want to help?

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04-07-2008 04:26 AM
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The entire site... would be a bit unnecessary to translate. I mean, a lot of the articles say pretty much the same thing just in different ways. But some of the more important bits would be good to translate.

Also, maintaining that many different versions of various things is going to be a serious pain for me to handle, unless I convert the entire SS into wiki format. Which is going to happen eventually, just not right now Smile And with wiki format, just about anyone will be able to assist with the translating... so it'd make everything easier.

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I didn't mean literally the whole site.

And so until that Wiki thingy or whatever is done, stave off on the translating?

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I rather like the way the Tor project did it (link). For each page, you can take a look into which languages it has been translated, and details about these translations (how current it is, and who translated it). Each page is assigned a translation priority level. Translation guidelines for volunteers are also available.

I really like the idea, and would love to translate the most important articles into Czech. I just hope we have enough people fluent in a different language, but perhaps we'd get more attention if we did a forum wide announcement as opposed to a sticky in the least visited board.

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If Soul is good with it (who knows what technical dilemas there can be :rolleyesSmile, then it shall be done.

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Quote:I just hope we have enough people fluent in a different language

I think we do... I mean, the intro is in 10 different languages already. And in wiki format, it doesn't matter if it isn't very fluent at first, because others can fix the mistakes.

I'm just so lazy lately. Got a lot of other stuff going on. I'll get to it... eventually. Smile

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Procrastinators unite!... Tomorrow...

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I'm at a very basic level with the languages I am learning (And I mean VERY basic - I have only been learning Spanish for two hours a week, for less than a year, although i have been learning French at a slow pace for around three years or so, I am still only learning about the perfect tense and translating tenses, EG said, says, saying) but I will help, if I can.

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Polish, Czech, Russian (but ony crylic) but I don't really get all the English... so I'd need help, like a simple English.

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Perhaps not translating, but letting everybody write their own articles/rants/opinions in their own language.
Whaddya say? Biggrin

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Good idea, but I'd have absolutely no clue what is going on in the other language sections... and it'd be kinda sad if I didn't have a clue what was on my own site. Laugh
It'd have to kinda have one person (preferably more) fluent in each language to sort of "oversee" the section, so that people don't post all kinds of random crap there.

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Hmmm...
I am semi-fluent in German.

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Quote:Hmmm...
I am semi-fluent in German.
Quote:Maybe I'm a Lion.
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But anyway... yeah. This translating thing isn't gonna happen just yet... I forgot this was still stickied though. Embarrassed

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Well, I know a bit of Polish. Not much though. I don't think I'll really be able to do too much translation.

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Well once again I propose myself as a native speaker of French and close-to-fluent in English.
I'm also learning Japanese at the moment so maybe eventually ...
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old thread is old...

P.S: my native language is Spanish so I can help Wasntme

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AlexFire Wrote:old thread is old...

Who cares? It's about something that needs to be done.

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Have you thought of getting Google to translate pages and then putting those translations up somewhere on the site? People who spot mistakes could then correct a few for you, without it taking up much of their time. Bit by bit they would evolve towards being completely right.

Here's the plan in more detail: put a whole stack of vital paragraphs from a number of different pages onto a special page inviting help from translators. Each paragraph would be numbered so that it's easy to find and it would have the English version followed by the attempted translation. Translators would simply send in improved paragraphs which you could then copy and paste into that one web page. Once a certain standard has been achieved, a paragraph would then be moved into the correct place on the site where ordinary visitors will see it, and a new paragraph to be translated can then be added to the special translation page.

Thanks for inspiring me to come up with this idea: I'll try it on my own site.
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It's not going to happen, when there hasn't even been any new translations of the main page since 2008.

It's a shame, really.

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I can do translations in French, as it's my main language.
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