[pmwiki-users] Documentation translations

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Aug 7 11:26:09 CDT 2009


I am trying to make it easier for translators to check and update the PmWiki 
documentation in other languages. Currently the English language pages are 
actively maintained and up-to-date, but there are fewer edits in the other 
documentation groups.

I have enabled a new line at the bottom of the PmWiki.* and PmWikiFr.* 
groups[1] with links to the same page in all other languages[2].

Look at it:

* If the page doesn't exist in some language, the link is different (+?), 
inviting you to create it.

* If the page exists, but was modified longer ago than the current page, the 
link is green, and should be checked if it needs an update. 

* In the international groups, if the original English language page is more 
recent, the link font is bold.

This could probably be improved, so any ideas will be welcome.


P.S. This setting implies that all other languages are using the same page 
names as the English ones, not translated, but possibly using a translated 
"title" attribute. I am not sure if this is the best way to do it, but (1) it 
is practical and easy, (2) a number of translation teams use this format and 
(3) having no international characters in the filenames should be more 
portable between different filesystems where the pages are installed.

[1] The pagelist is near the bottom of PmWiki.GroupFooter, and included in all 
pages of the PmWiki group.
[2] If a page "PmWikiBg.XLPage" exists, the "Bg" language will be listed. This 
means that such a setting should also work in installations with fewer (or no) 
other languages.

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