This week-end, we worked on translations of the game description page. It's really a good thing, it will help to get more people here. However, we saw the limitations of the system: each page needs its "language navigation bar", we can't easily navigate in a particular language, and, as we translate existing pages, we can't heavily modify the translated pages. Also, we can't create new pages without creating first the english one, and we can't translate the wiki because it is mostly obsolete (as some members said, I didn't read it).
In an other topic, I had asked for an easier system to translate the website. Ok, it's too much hard work, and time is best spent working on the game.
So, we have two options : staying at this state, or doing something. I strongly prefer do something than wait while others work.
Vassili and I talked together, few weeks ago, to make our own french Widelands website. The recent efforts to translate some stuff - just one page! - comforts us in this way: we must do a whole french website. Fortunately, we get the skills to create this website without disturbing too much the dev team. This will make the game more open to french people, who is known to be really lazy at english learning.
So, we have a request : can you create for us a fr. subdomain (fr.widelands.org) to let us create a whole french website, please?
We have just one goal : drag more french people to our community. Obviously, forum will redirect on existing french forum, because we just want the french community grows, not divide it.