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From agri...@apache.org
Subject [5/6] docs commit: Added details for people wishing to help translate
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:33:09 GMT
Added details for people wishing to help translate


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cordova-docs/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cordova-docs/commit/91a52859
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cordova-docs/tree/91a52859
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cordova-docs/diff/91a52859

Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 91a5285978adae97f948116fea7e702bb3b258c7
Parents: cfcf1de
Author: Lisa Seacat DeLuca <ldeluca@us.ibm.com>
Authored: Fri May 30 10:57:58 2014 -0400
Committer: Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
Committed: Fri Jun 27 11:31:41 2014 -0400

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 CONTRIBUTING.md | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cordova-docs/blob/91a52859/CONTRIBUTING.md
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diff --git a/CONTRIBUTING.md b/CONTRIBUTING.md
index f7dbcab..1c9722c 100644
--- a/CONTRIBUTING.md
+++ b/CONTRIBUTING.md
@@ -35,3 +35,21 @@ The details are explained there, but the important items are:
  - Run the tests so your patch doesn't break existing functionality.
 
 We look forward to your contributions!
+
+# Translating Apache Cordova
+Apache Cordova's documentation is written in English but translations are available in a
number of different languages. These languages are chosen based on volunteers who are willing
to help translate from English to their native tongue. We use Crowdin, a translation and localization
management platform to collaborate amongst translators and our core team.
+
+## The Process of Translating
+
+If you know another language and are willing to help translate Apache Cordova, here are the
steps to get started:
+
+1. Create a free account with Crowdin.net [http://crowdin.net](http://crowdin.net)
+2. Search for and find the Cordova project [http://crowdin.net/project/cordova/](http://crowdin.net/project/cordova/)
+3. Scroll down to find the languages that are currently being translated.
+4. Choose a language and click on the language to start contributing. e.g. Spanish http://crowdin.net/project/cordova/es-ES
+5. Next to each of the markdown files you will see a button labelled "Translate". Clicking
that button will open a translate page where the English version of the file is on the left.
+6. Click on a phrase in the left-hand panel. Then type a translation in the textarea to the
right. Click the "Commit Translation" button.
+If a translation is already provided for a phrase you can vote it up or down. If you vote
it down be sure to also include what you believe to be the correct translation.
+
+## Tips
+The headers are used to provide links between pages.  It is therefore critical that these
headers have the exact same translation character for character.  Otherwise, the links will
appear broken.  If, when building a language, a link is problem, check that the translations
match.


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