AMOS is a great tool for collobrative translation, but it is not enough.
We need a place to publish translation standards or guides to contributors, especially newcomers. The standard will at least include:
- Terms, such as how to translate "grade" in different module
- Styles, such as white spaces and punctuations
- TODO list with priority
Since different languages have different culture and progress, I believe each language need a dedicated place. Where should we go?
Moodle Docs is good but not good enough. Since all contributors will come here, I think the best solution is creating a wiki in this course and give edit caps to all members.
If there is any other comitters/contributors of any language needs this too, feel free to give suggestion! Thank you!
So I would be personally OK with per-language Wiki module here in this course. But these wikis should focuse on language specific issues (like terminology). General information for newcomers on how to use AMOS etc. would be better to keep at one shared/common place.
Will it be possible that the maintainer of the languages can create the sub-course of translating moodle in native language.
We may use the course to explain the flow,progress of the translating.What more important is we can use course to train the new translaters.
Anyway, it's good idea to consider the translate of Moodle as a project with proper management and organiztion
Also, that reminds me that I was thinking about having a course here at this site where official language pack maintainers could "study" about advanced AMOS techniques and other procedures relevant to maintaining a language pack (and at the end, they could also reach some sort of "Certified Language Pack Maintainer" level). However, I am constantly finding myself too busy to prepare such a course ...
I will disucss with the zh-cn's maintainer sunzhigang for the plan of training translator and others about AMOS and moodle tanslate.
By the way, it's really a good idea to having a training course for the language pack maintainers. Although you might be too busy to prepare, pls always keep it in your mind.
Hi, Koen and David
Because of requests from some contributors, I just temporarily created one page at http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Translation_Guide_for_Chinese_Contributors. And also I add a link to it at http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Translation
When there is an official way to do such things, I'll be happy to migrate it.
If I break some rules, feel free to correct me. Thank you.