Using AMOS tool for language pack translation

HINT - use the Compare tool to find recent modifications of English strings

 
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HINT - use the Compare tool to find recent modifications of English strings
by David Mudrák - Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 6:39 PM
Language pack maintainers

Hi all!

I just wanted to share my current experience with using the Compare tool at the AMOS Stage page. This tool can be effectively used to detect any sort of differences between two branches (versions) of Moodle strings. Now as the 2.3 release is getting closer, you may want to check for differences between 2.2 and 2.3 version, especially for the case when the English strings has modified while the translation has not.

This way, you can easily detect recent extension of module_help strings, for example. These strings now contain a little bit more detailed description of each module and how to use it. They are displayed by the new "Add an activity or resource" in Moodle 2.3.

Thank you for your work on Moodle lang packs!

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Re: HINT - use the Compare tool to find recent modifications of English strings
by David Mudrák - Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 9:40 PM
Language pack maintainers

Please note that some updates of English strings are pretty important. As an illustrative example, take the string [renameto,core_repository] that was updated in 2.3 in the following way. In Moodle 2.2, it reads

Rename to

while in Moodle 2.3 it is defined as

Rename to "{$a}"

If you don't update your translation in 2.3 to contain the new placeholder, there is an information-loss expected in the user interface.