[Psi-lang] Translating Help
clytie at riverland.net.au
Fri Mar 17 00:25:29 PST 2006
Hi again everyone :)
On 17/03/2006, at 2:50 AM, Akito Nozaki wrote:
>> Akito, when I go to my Help pages  in Vietnamese on your site,
>> they don't display correctly. I did specify:
>> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
> I'm looking into it. I'm sure the upgrade on my server had
> something to
> do with it.
Thanks, Akito. :)
>> I notice we have an entirely new Psi Help , so my pages aren't
>> really current anymore. The Translation Guidelines don't say anything
>> about translating the User Guide, or any other docs. on the wiki. Do
>> we have any guidelines, or do we just create translated pages? Do we
>> have any rule on naming translated pages? (For example, use the title
>> of the original page but append your language code: UserGuideVi.)
>> I've done a fair bit of wiki translation recently, and it seems to
>> work best if we have a translation bar across the top, or down one
>> side of the original page. That way, people who don't speak English
>> can quickly and easily see that their language is available. What do
>> you guys think?
> We currently don't have any system put in to translate wiki pages. I
> will bump the issue up on my todo list.
> If anybody have more suggestion, I would love to get some input.
What's worked for Gnome, for example, is:
1. Use the same pagename, with the language code added
2. Add the translated-page link as that language in the language bar
across the top of the original page
3. Copy the text of the original page
4. Click on the translated-page link, copy in the original text and
translate it paragraph by paragraph.
That way you keep the formatting of the original page, and the
translated page is a viable piece of information even during the
I've done pretty much the same thing in other wikis. Do we want to do
anything different, or extra, for Psi?
(There's no hurry about this: I won't have time to start translating
for a bit, although I'd like to be able to start when I do find some
time. :) )
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm
Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)
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