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Re: Translating the website (to Romanian)

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Adrian Maier" <adrian(dot)maier(at)gmail(dot)com>,<pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Translating the website (to Romanian)
Date: 2005-03-01 11:01:53
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-www-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:pgsql-www-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Adrian Maier
> Sent: 01 March 2005 10:54
> To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [pgsql-www] Translating the website (to Romanian)
> Hello everyone, 
> Rather than creating a Romanian PostgreSQL website from scratch,
> I plan to start translating the main website.  I have already checked
> out the pgweb project, and looked at it a little. 
> The README file contains a few hints for translating : 
> 1.  Prepare gettext translations. 
>      Apart from "portal/po/portal.pot" , are there other files that
>      need to be translated?  (i'm not familiar with gettext)

No, that should be all, *BUT*, that template needs to be updated with
the latest strings first, which requires some scripting work to be done.

> 2.  Translate the static pages. 
>       I should create RO versions of the files that exist in the
>       template/en  directory and put them in template/ro  ......... 
> is that right  ?


> 3.  Translate the contents stored in the database. 
>      How can I obtain a dump of this database? i've installed a local
>      copy of the website, and obviuosly it says that " the 
> news database
>      server is currently down". 

News, events and surveys should be translated through the admin
interface to the site. The database dump won't help a great deal as
99.999% of it is the docs, doc comments, mirror data and clickthru data.

>      It would be more convenient for me to provide a sql script with
>      insert commands rather than use a web interface,  because this 
>      way I could translate while being offline. 

Ooops, I really should read-ahead! If you really want to edit raw data
then it can be arranged. Let's arrange that when the static stuff is

> My plan is to start by translating the files in 
> portal/template/en. Who
> will add them to CVS ?  

Whoever is available at the time, but most likely either me, Robert or

Regards, Dave.

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