[Pmwiki-users] localization searching keywords

Stephan Schildberg schildberg
Sat Dec 18 09:47:23 CST 2004

I will continue to translate even URLs into German, like our friends 
from France and Hungary do and Knut explained us here. The philosophy of 
Patrick's PmWiki aims to make service and installation simple as possible.

Regarding an audience who are not able to read English, I pay tribute to 
let them learn even from the content of the wikilib.d (directory).
My aim  is not helping people speaking English, my aim in my translation 
are people how did not learn it for several reasons and even children, 
who are not so advanced in languages.

I think it might help others with their translation, as I looked 
sometimes at Pierre's work, when I was not sure what was meant in the 
original text.


Knut Alboldt wrote:

> well as a few people discussed that topics on v1 I may repeat some 
> issues about that:
> our idea / conclusion was:
> 1 - using german page names (correspondent to the frensh pages)
> 2 - including the english pagename as a note (like: "german 
> translation of the original PmWiki.EnglishPagename form $date) on 
> every german page
> 3- linking could be done using german and / or english
> the reasons why:
> with 1) you avoid the problem of getting english pagenames back from a 
> search
> with 2) you get the efford to have the possibility to search for the 
> english and the german keywords and get the reference tro the original 
> page for later reviews of changes
> with 3) you have every possibility to document refering to the 
> original wikiword / page e.g.
> Einsteigerthemen: Erzeugen und Bearbeiten von Seiten in 
> <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWikiDe/PmWikiDe>PmWiki
>    * <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWikiDe/BasicEditing>Grundlagen  
> (BasicEditing)
>    * <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWikiDe/CreatingNewPages>Erstellen 
> neuer Seiten (CreatingNewPages)
> etc
> As an pmwiki admin I always read the english docs if I've problems. So 
> I think it's a good idea to get a gfully translated doc to the 
> authors. And I think we only have to think a bit to avoid word like 
> "Navigationsbalken-what-so-ever" :-)
> just my 5c
> Knut

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