[Translators-l] volunteer.wikimedia.org

Philippe Beaudette pbeaudette at wikimedia.org
Tue Sep 22 17:44:09 UTC 2009

Hi folks:

Thanks for your comments about these translations.  As you know, the  
interface translations were sort of a mess - there were interface  
elements that we didn't know about until almost the last moment.   
Rather than present them totally in English, we made the conscious  
decision to get what we could from previous forms and other places,  
and know that some of it would be flawed.  The alternative would be to  
send out ANOTHER request for translation, which we didn't want to do,  
because translators had already done so much on this project and we  
didn't want to keep hammering you with requests, particularly for  
things to happen in a very short amount of time.

The application was not presented to us as early as we would ideally  
have liked; interface elements were unknown... all of these were  
issues with the process, but are issues that we're learning from.

Going forward, your solution (add a section for button so that we can  
manually update flawed translations) is a good one.  Any that are  
added, I'll get updated as quickly as possible.  In the meantime, if  
there's something particularly horrible, feel free to send me a  
private mail and I'll see what we can do.

Thanks for your hard work...


Philippe Beaudette	
Facilitator, Strategic Planning
Wikimedia Foundation

philippe at wikimedia.org

Imagine a world in which every human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!


On Sep 22, 2009, at 9:49 AM, Mariano Cecowski wrote:

> --- El mar 22-sep-09, Tisza Gergő <gtisza at gmail.com> escribió:
>>> Plus, there's no "Volunteer now" to be translated.
>> I've just added a == Button == section with that text.
>> Please translate it, and
>> the previous section (Title) too if it's not translated yet
>> into your language;
>> I'll file a bug in the (UTC) evening if developers do not
>> notice the problem until then.
> Good idea, Tisza.
> We should reflect that also here:
> http://strategy.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Translation/Call_for_participation/Appeal_letter
> Would you file the bug now? This thing is already out, so we should  
> try to solve it ASAP.
> Thank you,
> Mariano Cecowski.
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