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Re: Multi-language to be or not to be

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Adrian Maier <adrian(dot)maier(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Multi-language to be or not to be
Date: 2007-02-12 13:10:09
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- --On Monday, February 12, 2007 09:50:06 +0100 Magnus Hagander 
<magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:


> Would it not be much easier to just check the *dates* on the files? Once
> a file is translated, you commit it. Then it can be considered
> up-to-date up until the point that the base file is newer than the
> translated one (when you change the base file).
>
> You can do this today, but it might certainly help if someone put
> togheter a small script to show it in a nice way. There's not much point
> to that until someone has actually done some translations, though ;-)

There should be some mechanism whereby translators are informed that there have 
been changes (ie. pgsql-committers kind of list) ...

> There's also the question of wether it's a good thing to have a say 15%
> translated site, vs a 0% translated one. If we have a 15% translation,
> that will give a very strange impression for people going there with a
> browser set for that language - some pages come up in their language,
> the majority comes up in a completely different language.

You could argue that ppl are doing that now ... they go to a 'language / 
regional site' and then have to cut over to the main site in english to read, 
say, the docs ...

At least having 15% visible would hopefully encourage work to be done on the 
other 85% over time ... whereas right, just getting started might seem a 
daunting task ...

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