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A translation tool

Post by Boby Dimitrov » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:14 pm

Is anybody aware of a tool, similar to that one, but compatible with 3.0? Thanks!

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Post by Paul » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:57 pm

Yes, Go to, ACP, System, Language packs and choose a not default language. That language pack will be checked against the default language pack :)
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Re: A translation tool

Post by Boby Dimitrov » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:29 am

Thanks for the advice, but the purpose of the tool is different.

It shows each string from the default pack on the left and an input field on the right. Very easy to edit, without the need to worry for quotes, semi columns, other programming syntax. Also, it highlights missing fields in red, so it's hard to miss a line. And last, but certainly not least, one can use the Firefox inline spell check.

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Re: A translation tool

Post by Egy Spy » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:23 pm

paul999 wrote: Yes, Go to, ACP, System, Language packs and choose a not default language. That language pack will be checked against the default language pack :)


Thanks paul, this will help me

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Re: A translation tool

Post by Umbra Obscura » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:38 am

I created a language tool for my own unofficial German translation, which is up to date with CVS but should be checked for correctness etc.

But my tool is a php command line script. For each missing language string or language string that changed in the original language template, it queries whether you want to use the original, the already translated or a new language string you have to enter. The editing capabilities are somewhat limited due to that fact.

I surely could code such a tool as a html form editor but ATM my priority is to find out how to create prosilver stylish German language buttons

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Re: A translation tool

Post by Umbra Obscura » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:40 am

Now I started to port the command line languge tool to be usable by a browser. It probably requires PHP5 because when I did start to develop this was a personal tool which was not meant to be distributed.

A small overview over this tool:
  • Should be usable with language and help files, not with email files (but could be adapted to support this too)
  • The tool creates the language files, accompanied by so called .ref files which contain the original translation string on which the translation is based.
  • The tool detects added, changed (using the .ref files) and deleted language strings in the original language files - makeing it suitable for regular CVS update translation
  • The tool should detect simple format string mismatches (%1$d translated to %1$s or something like that) or missing/additional format string arguments
The user interface is quite bare and incomplete at the moment. If anybody is interested he could get a current snapshot of the tool

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Re: A translation tool

Post by Umbra Obscura » Sat May 05, 2007 9:42 pm

A current snapshot of the tool in development is available via subversion:

WebSVN: http://websvn.umbra-obscura.de/wsvn/Oly ... k/#_trunk_

Click on "tarball" on the trunk line to download a tar.gz. Has to be in the Olympus root dir or a directory that at least contains the Olympus language dir. No access protection so use your own .htaccess

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https://svn.umbra-obscura.de/olympus_langtool/

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Re: A translation tool

Post by SHS` » Sun May 06, 2007 12:05 am

Umbra Obscura wrote: but ATM my priority is to find out how to create prosilver stylish German language buttons


When the prosilver SDK is available. ;)
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Re: A translation tool

Post by geoffreak » Tue May 15, 2007 3:49 am

SHS` wrote: When the prosilver SDK is available. ;)

Does this mean that we cannot make our own buttons? :| :cry:

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Re: A translation tool

Post by SHS` » Tue May 15, 2007 3:09 pm

geoffreak wrote:
SHS` wrote: When the prosilver SDK is available. ;)

Does this mean that we cannot make our own buttons? :| :cry:

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You can make as many as you like once the SDK is publicly available. ;)
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Re: A translation tool

Post by d00 » Sun May 20, 2007 9:25 pm

I like this option in forum administration where i can translate manually. 8-)

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Re: A translation tool

Post by Black Antitoon » Mon May 21, 2007 5:53 pm

You can already make your own buttons, but you'll have to use MS Paint... :mrgreen
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Re: A translation tool

Post by John Hjorth » Mon May 21, 2007 10:28 pm

d00,

Feature request in a translation forum? - Do you want PhotoShop or something like that built in in phpBB 3.0? ...
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Re: A translation tool

Post by d00 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:45 am

John Hjorth wrote:d00,

Feature request in a translation forum? - Do you want PhotoShop or something like that built in in phpBB 3.0?
I just said i like the current option where i can translate manually dumbass.
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Re: A translation tool

Post by Janmarques » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:39 am

d00 wrote:
John Hjorth wrote:d00,

Feature request in a translation forum? - Do you want PhotoShop or something like that built in in phpBB 3.0?
I just said i like the current option where i can translate manually dumbass.
Euhm, is there any need to react like that?
John is just trying to help you afaik!

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