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

Siebrand Mazeland s.mazeland at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 13 10:26:56 UTC 2011

Then I will copy my reply ;)

@wizardist No one said it is trivial. But tooling is needed and that is
what Translate provides with Page Translation http://is.gd/23wLln

On 13-03-11 11:20 Paul Selitskas <p.selitskas at gmail.com> wrote:

>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
>> 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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