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Topic: Website translation

SirVer
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Posted at: 2015-12-29, 11:24

In former iterations of the website we had the ability to translate all pages using a content management system. We only had a decent translation in German, a couple of pages in French - and all were constantly outdated. I do not think the feature was/is worth the trouble - there are just too few non-english speaking community members.


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Jaypad
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Posted at: 2015-12-29, 11:36

Yes, there are few non-english speaking community members. But how will they come to us if we don't provide them pages in their language ?

I don't know what is the best solution, but we certainly can do something.


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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2015-12-29, 22:42

Maybe we could go with the description and the download page only?


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Jaypad
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 11:03

These two pages are a good starting point. Maybe the game presentation need to be translated too (because it's the first page we see when the arrive on the website).


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Vassili
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 13:19

Just for be clear: if someone do a translation, the translation will be the default page for users with same language? Or with a flag icon?

Cause if it's not directly accessible, it's less interressting.

Edited: 2015-12-31, 13:20

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Jaypad
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 13:31

I don't think it could be directly accessible. An icon flag is the only solution I have found for the moment.


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kaputtnik
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 13:56

I thought of a statement on top of a page like "This page is also available in: francaise, dutch, german, ..." where the language name is a link to the localized page. Of course icons of flags are also doable.

The content of the main page is hard coded but if you localize it's content to a new wikipage it is no problem to add such links in the main page. Just ask for doing so when you are ready face-smile.png


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Jaypad
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 14:01

Ok, I will translate the game presentation on the main page, the description and the dowload page in french, maybe this week-end.


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Dishito
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Posted at: 2015-12-31, 19:33

When everything is Ok with the french translation I can try to translate to spanish.


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Posted at: 2016-01-02, 13:38
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When everything is Ok with the french translation I can try to translate to spanish.


French translation for description => Done.

Flags come from this website, and are resized to 30x20px.
Edited: 2016-01-02, 13:39

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