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Offline [SiNaN]

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Introducing Language Editor
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:40:35 AM »
Ever since the release of SimplePortal 2.0, which marked the beginning of the fully-fledged portal system that powers hundreds of SMF installations, SimplePortal Team has been giving great importance to localization of SimplePortal.

Today, the SimplePortal Team is happy to announce the language editor for SimplePortal translations, to make the translation process faster, easier and more efficient.

Coded exclusively for this site, SimpleLanguageEditor makes it extremely easy to translate SimplePortal into your language, with the clear interface it provides and ingenious handling of both UTF-8 and non-UTF-8 charsets. Translating SimplePortal has never been so easy!






If you are interested in helping to translate SimplePortal into another language, please send a personal message to Dr. Deejay.

We hope you enjoy using the new translation tool and the translations made using it!

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-The SimplePortal Team
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Offline Doctor Deejay

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 06:04:00 AM »
IT'S ALIVE!!! :D :D Good news :)
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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 07:47:13 AM »
This is awesome news!

There's just one thing that you got wrong:
Ever since the release of SimplePortal 2.0, which marked the beginning of the fully-fledged portal system that powers hundreds of SMF installations
It's actually several thousands of SMF installations! :D

SimpleLanguageEditor A.K.A. SLE is a great way to promote the adoption of SP beyond the language barrier. I'm sure many webmasters have been waiting for this day since forever.

Cheers!

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 07:47:43 AM »
Its been working fine for me so far... nice bit of work producing that.

I dont really want to suggest more work for you as it is great and you do too much.

One thing I thought was that if similar or the same word translation occurs that it would be nice to have already translated strings popup or 'suggested similar translations' for quick copying. Several times I had to get the same word translation copied and input when it had previously been done or was already in there from a previous persons entry.
Its time consuming for me typing each one if I have to keep switch the keyboard between languages- much faster copying a translated item.

Also, sometimes there are a variety of tranlations and maybe best to see whats already in there rather than introduce different tranlslations.
In Japanese there are no translations for some things like 'shoutbox'. I was going to use katakana  but someone had already used a different translation so I stuck with that for uniformity.
Moderator is also a difficult one as Japanese often has completely different words for noun and verb. Its impossible to make it like English - moderate, moderator. Ive seen that even Japanese people have avoided translating this on SMF ...

I will do what I can tonight on the Japanese 2.3.5 and leave it at that - cant do 100% properly. Even SMF Japanese translation has lots missing. It will be close to 99%. Will upload later... one Ive been using looks fine so far.


BTW - off topic
I left a message over on smf about the ssi scripts. They give away the date of birth of people on the site (birthday and age). Even on SP I can get this information as the file permissions allow it .

http://simpleportal.net/SSI.php?ssi_function=todaysBirthdays

I think the other files have been deleted on this site...
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=472120.0

Just last week - coincidence - I couldnt remember online mail account password at yahoo japan and guess what the first page question was for password reset- DOB.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 07:53:12 AM by igirisjin »
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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 02:57:00 PM »
The idea is very good, it's good that you have entered

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 06:10:52 AM »

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 10:17:15 AM »
There's just one thing that you got wrong:
Ever since the release of SimplePortal 2.0, which marked the beginning of the fully-fledged portal system that powers hundreds of SMF installations
It's actually several thousands of SMF installations! :D

That might actually be true, as we got over 25k downloads for 2.3.3 version.

One thing I thought was that if similar or the same word translation occurs that it would be nice to have already translated strings popup or 'suggested similar translations' for quick copying. Several times I had to get the same word translation copied and input when it had previously been done or was already in there from a previous persons entry.
Its time consuming for me typing each one if I have to keep switch the keyboard between languages- much faster copying a translated item.

Unfortunately, this current mod was my just experimental simple tool. It lacks a lot of features that could have helped a lot. Someday I'll hopefully re-code it and maybe then I can consider those other suggestions.

Also, sometimes there are a variety of tranlations and maybe best to see whats already in there rather than introduce different tranlslations.
In Japanese there are no translations for some things like 'shoutbox'. I was going to use katakana  but someone had already used a different translation so I stuck with that for uniformity.
Moderator is also a difficult one as Japanese often has completely different words for noun and verb. Its impossible to make it like English - moderate, moderator. Ive seen that even Japanese people have avoided translating this on SMF ...

I understand the difficulties of translating into Japanese. Try doing your best though. It's better than nothing.
And slowly, you come to realize... It's all as it should be...

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 01:30:24 PM »
Great news!

Offline WasdMan

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 03:36:24 AM »
Glad I could help with the translation!

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 08:05:41 AM »
Great ! :)

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 02:34:43 AM »
make free pagination
to correct the error now, I need to download manually 40 pages  :(

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 02:52:29 AM »
and maybe some 'search' feature?

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 05:52:16 PM »
Hey you all. I'd like to translate Simple Portal to Finnish language. I just couldn't send private message to Dr.Deejay.

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 07:03:53 AM »
you can PM me

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 09:33:54 AM »
Thank you phantomm, but it seems that I can't PM nobody. Is there some limitations? But I can say it here: I'd like to use this language editor and upload translation to projects site.

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2013, 05:24:40 PM »
Sorry, i could not find PM link (I guess i'm not allowed to send PM's as i don't have posts) so i will post here.

Im interested in translating SP into Serbian language. (Well at least i'm willing to try)

Serbian language will find big use since Serbian,Croatian and Bosnian are actually same language with a small difference in intonation and there is none of above mentioned languages for SP.

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 08:07:15 PM »
I'm a senior translator for the Esperanto version of SMF. I'd like to start translating Simple Portal, too, if that's possible.

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013, 10:43:09 AM »
Welcome to SimplePortal! Sorry for the very much delayed response. You should now be able to send pms. So please send a pm to Dr. Deejay. Thank you for your willingness to contribute to this project.
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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2013, 11:51:30 PM »
Hi. I'd like to work on an italian translation for Simple Portal, since I didn't find anything about it around and I'm using SP in 2 forums. Please let me know what I have to do to start translating. Thanks!

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Re: Introducing Language Editor
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 09:10:09 AM »
Welcome to SimplePortal! Thank you for willingness to contribute. As I mentioned above, please a personal message to Dr. Deejay and discuss it with him.
And slowly, you come to realize... It's all as it should be...