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

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Sun Mar 13 10:35:26 UTC 2011

2011/3/13 Paul Selitskas <p.selitskas at gmail.com>:
> 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'.

This is true. The Translate extension, at least in its current state,
is not be suitable for every translation task.

But it is already perfectly suited for surveys, Fundraising landing
pages and CentralNotice.

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