internationalizing the site: NEED TRANSLATORS

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Post by a.r.dobbs » June 19th, 2006, 7:11 pm

Yakumo wrote:sure thing stephan.

To Translate all content seen through google in your own language, follow these steps:

1. visit the google homepage www.google.com
2. click on preferences.
3. under the heading Global Prefrences, select your interface language from the drop down list.
4. click on save preferences at the bottom of the page and presto! Google will translate all pages to your language!


try it and see if I left anything out.
How brilliant!
Anita

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Post by Yakumo » June 19th, 2006, 7:22 pm

you can bookmark the translated librivox front page or put it on your bookmark toolbar in mozilla and it will come up in german and display all subsiquent pages in german without having to google it first.

also, if you go to "more" on the google homepage and click on translation, foregn users can type a message in the text box and translate it to english. They will then be able to communicate with this forum.

If a user would like to make certain that the translation is understandable or that his or her meaning is not misinterpreted, they could always translate the english text back into german to give them an idea of how correct it is.

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Post by Yakumo » June 20th, 2006, 10:35 am

the only problem with google translation as I have discovered, is that it seems to have a translation limit. When I brows through the forum in German, it continually does not translate material from the very bottom of a full page. PROMT is a good quality translator that seems to translate an entire forum page and all its links. http://www.online-translator.com/srvurl.asp?lang=en

bassed on my exprimentation with it a while back, the quality it produces is very good as far as these things go.

I don't mean this to sound like the next cure all, but it will at least give international users a hint about what is going on. It will in any case be better than nothing.

by the way, Google is slowly upgrading its translation systems to newer and better statistical machine translation models. They have already done so with chinese and Arabic.

checkout wikipedia's article on machine translation.

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Post by Stephan » June 21st, 2006, 9:55 pm

You're half way through, Anna. Are you still going on?
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Post by anna » June 22nd, 2006, 4:11 am

Dirk is going to do a bit more, give him some time and (maybe) he does it all. :)

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Post by gypsygirl » June 23rd, 2006, 6:33 am

Yakumo wrote:3. under the heading Global Prefrences, select your interface language from the drop down list.
Erm... I noticed that they have Klingon listed as one of the possible interface languages :!:

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Post by Stephan » June 23rd, 2006, 8:07 am

Yep, trekkies came up with klingon. Some are able to speak it. Geeks. :roll:
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Post by ChipDoc » June 23rd, 2006, 10:03 am

Don't laugh too hard. In addition to the standard languages, Google can be used in:

Klingon

Bork

Elmer Fudd

Esperanto

133t

Occitan

Pig Latin

and

Yiddish
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Post by anna » June 24th, 2006, 4:44 am

Stephan, I listen to the books and my son Dirk does the work :twisted: :lol:

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Post by Stephan » June 24th, 2006, 5:16 am

:lol: It IS work. I am glad he does the dutch. Hope we get some more volunteers as diligent for the other languages.
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Post by anna » June 26th, 2006, 10:03 am

Stephan, 3 quarters done. Rest to follow. :D

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Post by Anna Maria » June 26th, 2006, 10:11 am

Hello just joined, just read your post. Clicked a few links but do not understand how to sign up to translate into Italian.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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Post by Stephan » June 26th, 2006, 3:24 pm

YESSS! Dutch is almost finished AND we will have Italian! Wonderful.
Welcome and a big thank you, volunteer AnnaMaria.

I will walk you through it tomorrow, ok? Hang on.
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Post by Stephan » June 26th, 2006, 5:32 pm

Don't be scare of the many images - this should let you run through account creation, login and translation like a breeze. Don't worry, you can't screw anything up.

Please visit the Wiki:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/

You know that, in a Wiki, everybody can edit all pages. But you may only edit pages if you created a user-account. Here is how:

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http://www.moebius.mynetcologne.de/librivox/style2.css


It will now look like this:
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Visit the Translation-Site:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LibrivoxHomepageTranslation
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Thanks for doing this and especially for doing it in the Wiki.
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Post by Anna Maria » June 26th, 2006, 7:21 pm

Wow, Stephan, I asked a question and I sure got an answer! thank you very much for the speedy response - and it is already tomorrow in your part of the world! I thought I would be writing a few pages of text, but here I am learning more techie stuff. Guess it can't hurt :wink:
i will read everything and then try my best.
Thanks again.
anna maria

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