[Translators-l] Read Now button l10n

Paul Selitskas p.selitskas at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 14:16:32 UTC 2010

--- On Sat, 11/12/10, Eleri James <elerijms at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Are you in the UK? I was told by one of the Wikimedia UK volunteers
that they are using one of the banners which is an image, and 'Read
Now' is part of the image. So they have to make a new image using the
translation of Read Now (part of the core messages on meta at
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/Core_messages) for
each language.

If you are in the UK then you need to know that it appears that there
is only one Wikimedia UK volunteer who can do the work of producing
the individual images in different languages and of amending the link
from the banner so that it goes to the translated landing page (the
appeal letter and the donation interface).  I don't think that this
volunteer will have the time to do these images for at least another
week, because of commitments outside of Wikipedia. You will also need
to specifically request that Wikimedia UK fixes this on your language
Wikipedia - because this is time-consuming I guess that they won't be
doing this for any language unless it is requested.

If you are not in the UK - the issue may be similar but with a
different Wikimedia chapter.

You need to mention your language, where you are and provide a link to
the landing page you get taken to if you click the banner, to get an
answer from the people who know more than I do.

Eleri James

I'm actually in Belarus using Belarusian Taraškievica WIkipedia
(be-x-old.wikipedia.org). The point is that pushing translated 'Read
Now' button for this banner's rollout would be much better solution.
The banner links the common landing page: http://goo.gl/2b29G.

Павел Селіцкас/Paul Selitskas
Wizardist @ Wikimedia projects
p.selitskas at gmail.com, +375257408304
Skype: p.selitskas

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