[Translators-l] test the editor survey

Mani Pande mpande at wikimedia.org
Mon Apr 11 18:12:31 UTC 2011

Hi Amir,
We are working on fixing this issue!!

Mani Pande, PhD
Head of Global Development Research
Wikimedia Foundation
Twitter: manipande
Skype: manipande

On 4/9/11 8:56 AM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
> There's a huge problem with it: right-to-left directionality is
> applied to every paragraph and not to the whole page. This completely
> ruins the presentation for Arabic and Hebrew. Just look how the radio
> buttons are aligned to understand how bad it is.
> There are several smaller problems, but this problem absolutely must
> be fixed. In HTML it's very easy to do and i hope that LimeSurvey
> doesn't make it a lot harder.
> --
> Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> "We're living in pieces,
>   I want to live in peace." - T. Moore
> 2011/4/9 Mani Pande<mpande at wikimedia.org>:
>> Hello everyone,
>> As most of you are aware we are in the process of launching the editor
>> survey shortly. We are very excited as the survey has been programmed, and
>> is currently available in 22 languages. Thanks for making this possible. We
>> would not have had the survey in 22 languages without the help of all the
>> editors who volunteered their time to translate the survey.
>> The survey is available in the following languages: English, Chinese
>> (traditional, Hong Kong), Chinese (simplified), Serbian, Russian,
>> Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Macedonian, Italian, Hungarian, Croatian, Hebrew,
>> French, Finnish, Spanish, German, Danish, Welsh, Catalan, Bulgarian and
>> Arabic.
>> Before we launch the survey, we would like to test the non-English surveys.
>> I am hoping that some of you would be willing to test the survey in your
>> native language. I want to test the survey for  language and timing. It will
>> be akin to taking the survey like a respondent, but responses from the test
>> will not be saved. We are only looking for your feedback to make the survey
>> better. You can click on the following link to test the survey:
>> http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=52769&lang=en
>> I am hoping to test the survey on two important criteria:
>> 1. Timing: Please take the survey without any interruptions, and give us an
>> estimate of how long it took to complete the survey. In English, it takes
>> about 20 minutes to complete the survey.
>> 2. Language: Are the questions easy to understand? I would like to make sure
>> that the questions are valid in the local cultural context. Is the
>> translation (survey and interface) broken in any way?
>> We will close the test on April 13, Wednesday at 12.00 PM (PST). Please send
>> your feedback to me at mpande at wikimedia.org till Wednesday.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Mani
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