[Translators-l] a suggestion to migrate translations to the Translate extension

Paul Selitskas p.selitskas at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 10:20:27 UTC 2011

I'll copy my comment to Siebrand (supposing @translatewiki is him) on this idea:
«the idea is good, but translating non-technical texts into other
languages is not obvious (i.e. message to message translations.)»

What do I mean? From language to language way of expressing phrases
may differ. In one language one may be expressed with one sentence, in
another it can be expressed with two sentences (if you follow style
rules for the language). In its turn, these sentences may be connected
with the next or the previous ones by implication. So you can't just
translate sentences somewhere near 'out of context'.

That's my opinion.

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
<amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> Hello,
> I propose to migrate the WMF translation projects to the Translate extension:
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28021
> This will make the translation much more efficient and save a lot of
> time for everyone.
> Your comments are welcome.
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Павел Селіцкас/Paul Selitskas
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