[Translators-l] Fundraising message 20212
supertakot+translators at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 16:10:46 UTC 2012
Thank you Joseph.
Your answer cleared my head, and now translations updated.
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Joseph Seddon <jseddon at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hey takashi.
> 1) Tomorrow I plan to update the ways to give request. Its quite a job
> integrating the translations and the original idea was that I wanted to
> avoid translators having to worry about formatting but to be honest probably
> just made the situation worse. In fact I am almost 100% certain I did. The
> main reason for that attempt is that sometimes translators try to
> transliterate or translate links or addresses when they shouldn't be and in
> fact this reason in part applies to point 2 you raise.
> 2) Yeah that particular change was probably unnecesary and I have just
> reverted that one.
> 3) I noticed that. For the time being its been easy enough to simply update
> the number when I am moving the translations. The number was revised upwards
> and didn't update all the numbers everywhere (too many numbers. Ill update
> the number for future translations but so far its been a minor issue to
> rectify :)
> Thanks :)
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM, Takashi OTA
> <supertakot+translators at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi lists,
>> I'm working on the fundraising 2012 messages into Japanese.
>> In [[Fundraising_2012/Translation/Ways_to_give/12]],
>> the source message seems as:
>> * Follow the on-screen directions from that point on. You can find
>> more information on $waystogiveurl PayPal's page$ways2giveclose.
>> Should these $waystogiveurl and $ways2giveclose be used as brackets,
>> like composing [[PayPal's page]]?
>> In [[Fundraising_2012/Translation/Donor_information_pages/2f]],
>> “In the meantime, please look at the following URL for other options
>> that may be available to you at this time:[[Ways to Give/en|other ways
>> to give]].”
>> has changed into
>> “ In the meantime, please look at the following URL for other options
>> that may be available to you at this time: '''Ways to give'''.”
>> recently (link removed). Will '''Ways to give''' not be linked when
>> Some languages (including Japanese) do not have colons and a notation
>> to place noun (clause) after that. So I considered to incorporate
>> '''Ways to give'''
>> into the sentence before, if it is not a link (or even it is).
>> I would like to know why this change has been made, and where the actual
>> "the following URL" will be.
>> In [[Landing Page and Banner messages]], the message 4b says "150 staffs",
>> while the message "140 employees". The fact may be in between 140 and
>> 150 or so :)
>> but readers may regard it inconsistent, if both are read.
>> --OTA Takashi
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