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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Multi-lingual publishing channels - blog, harmony web site etc.
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2007 20:42:48 GMT
Hi Nadya,

I glanced on the Russian pages; fixed some typos/wording on the
startup page. Regarding the "Quick Help" tranlsation, most confusing
and inconsistent wording is for "check out" translations: "выгрузить",
"загрузить", "извлечь". The first term is used mostly but IMO is the
least suitable. What about "скачать"? :)
Another apparent issue is that pages become slightly outdated, should
be re-sychronized before putting them on the website.
I think all pages which are linked from contents of these "main" pages
should be translated, i.e. navigation graph should be consistent in
regards to the language. I guess it would be slightly disappointing to
follow a Russian hyperlink and find English content underneath.

BTW, did you experiment yet with multilingual site generation? Just
curious, would it require using utf8 for non-English xmls?


2007/10/23, Nadya Morozova <nad.morozova@googlemail.com>:
> Hi all,
>  returning to localizing the website:
> i updated the starting page of Russian Wiki, please take a look [1]. I'll
> wait for a week or so for Russian-speaking people to provide feedback/fix my
> unsmooth technical Russian, and then create a copy on the website.
> as i understand, we can just add more files to the website in the usual xml
> > xhtml transformation mode. shall i place the html.ru files in the same
> directory as the source files or create a special ru/ folder?
> so far, we have the starting page, which is the translation of intro on home
> page (but not the news), and the Quick Helps translated. What other pages do
> you think need translating? Downloads?
> any feedback/help with this is most welcome.
> [1]
> http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/%d0%a0%d1%83%d1%81%d1%81%d0%ba%d0%b0%d1%8f%d0%92%d0%b5%d1%80%d1%81%d0%b8%d1%8f
> Cheers,
> Nadya
> On 10/19/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Nadya Morozova wrote:
> > > Good idea.
> > > we have a couple of pages in Wiki that translate Quick Helps into
> > Russia. I
> > > was planning to add links from website to those Wiki pages.
> > > What other pages need to be translated? News-roadmap-downloads? should
> > we
> > > store them on wiki or as part of site?
> >
> > If they are translations of part of the site, then they should be stored
> > as part of the site IMO.
> >
> > I see no problem with providing .html.en and .html.ru and .html.cn pages
> > for the website, and using the mechanics in place to support a
> > multilingual site.
> >
> > My only caveat is that the languages we maintain must be readable by at
> > least a couple of PMC members / committers / trusted third-parties,
> > since it is our responsibility to oversee the content we are publishing
> > via official Apache channels; i.e. if somebody kindly provided a
> > translation in Spanish we might have to politely decline unless we could
> > be sure it was an accurate translation.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tim
> >
> --
> Cheers,
> Nadya
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