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Improved translation process

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:48 pm
by mattsches
In the recent dev mumble, we shortly talked about translation of new (and old) language constants and the problems that come along with it. I've been thinking about it again today.

What do you think about using a service like https://www.transifex.com/ to manage our translations? It's free for open source projects and would make the translation process and progress a lot more transparent.

Of course, since they probably do not support our translation file format, we would have to convert the language files to sth. more common - and back again. But that shouldn't be too hard (at least for the UTF-8 files), I guess.

It would add a little overhead, but maybe it's worth the trouble. What's your opinion?

Re: Improved translation process

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:03 pm
by garvinhicking
My first and only thought: Sounds complicated ;)

Re: Improved translation process

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:45 pm
by mattsches
Well, on second thought - it would mean way too much overhead, I guess :wink: Someday maybe ...

Re: Improved translation process

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:50 pm
by yellowled
Translation is an ongoing process. Just see what we had to add in 2.0 so far. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with “depending” on an external service (which might or might not be free for OS projects in some years) for that. Then again, not having translations at all isn't much better.

But it does indeed sound complicated.

YL