Using AMOS tool for language pack translation

Strings for the new moodle.org front page

 
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Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by David Mudrák - Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 1:26 AM
Language pack maintainers

Hello everybody

Just a quick notification about the upcoming event in the Moodle world. The HQ SITES team are going to perform a significant update of the moodle.org community site later today. The new site is supposed to act as a real global community portal, thence a strong focus has been put on localisation of the interface.

Most of the content at the new site is controlled by strings so you can make the new moodle.org localised into your language. To do so, just provide translations for the components local_moodleorg at version "2.6" (the version is important) via AMOS.

As you will probably realize quite soon, not all the content has been "stringified" yet and the component may contain some strings that are not actually used, too. The SITES team plan further improvements and fixes there. We will be happy to be notified about typos, hard-coded English strings etc as usually.

Thank you for your effort to turn moodle.org into a really cool site!

On behalf of the whole SITES team, David

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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by German Valero - Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:33 AM
Language pack maintainers

Hi David,

I think I found a typo, but I can not use AMOS for it,  as English fixes are only allowed for standard plugins only sad

The string 2.6 [downloadviagitcvs,local_moodleorg]:

Other ways to get Moodle include <a href="http://docs.moodle.org/en/Git_for_Administrators">downloading via Git</a> or <a href="http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/CVS_for_Administrators">downloading via CVS</a>.

is outdated, as "http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/CVS_for_Administrators" clearly states that "Note: The CVS servers have now been shut down. Please use our Git repository.".

Therefore, I suggest for the string 2.6 [downloadviagitcvs,local_moodleorg]:

Another way to get Moodle is by <a href="http://docs.moodle.org/en/Git_for_Administrators">downloading via Git</a> .

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by David Mudrák - Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 4:16 AM
Language pack maintainers
Hi German

thanks for spotting and reporting this. We will check that. Chances are that this string is not to be used at the new site as we are often redirecting to docs and/or other sites instead of copying the same info at moodle.org directly. That might explain why we did not spot this during the tests.
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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by German Valero - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 5:10 AM
Language pack maintainers

Hi David,

The new moodle.org frontpage looks great. Congratulations to all who have been working on it smile.

Yesterday I translated all the strings in AMOS for my language pack. Some hours later I discovered some typos and some translated strings that were out of context. I promptly made the changes in AMOS, but the changes have not been updated in moodle.org 16 hours later.

Do you know how often will the moodle.org site update the installed language packs ?

Will it be handled by a human admin (who must I e-mail to request a language pack update?) or a cron job ?

Also, which is the best place to post the broken links and hard-wired strings of the frontpage? Right here or in the languages forum?

For example, in the bottom of the page, the link to 'About' in 'THE MOODLE PROJECT' produces a 404 ERROR.

I think that link should be a string 'http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/About_Moodle' , that we can change in AMOS for each language pack (5 translations currently available).

Thanks in advance for your help,

German Valero

 

 

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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by Helen Foster - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 5:14 PM
 

Hi German, glad you like the new moodle.org front page. smile

I have just updated the language packs on moodle.org and will do so daily for the next week or so. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like it done more often.

Hopefully any broken links are fixed now. If you notice any other problems anywhere on moodle.org, please

EITHER browse all the subtasks of MDLSITE-1862 and MDLSITE-1874 and make sure the problem you have noticed is mentioned somewhere, creating a new issue if necessary.

OR mention the problem in a forum discussion, perhaps attaching a screenshot of it. The Moodle community sites forum is a good place for such discussions, or here, if it's a translation issue.

Regarding links to documentation pages, we will adding these as language pack strings so that translators can specify links to documentation in other languages (as part of MDLSITE-2723). However, please note that for consistency, the top bar (black) and footer (orange and dark grey) is intended to be the same in every language i.e. nothing translated.

Regarding the documentation page About Moodle, this has recently been completely rewritten by Martin D himself; you may wish to update the Spanish version of the page accordingly. wink

Many thanks to you and everyone else for helping translate moodle.org. smile

Nicolas
Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by Nicolas Martignoni - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 9:36 PM
Language pack maintainers

Hi Helen,

I just (almost) finished the french translation. Could you please update the lang packs on moodle.org, so that I can test the result?

TIA

Nicolas

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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by Helen Foster - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 10:34 PM
 

Language packs updated, thanks Nicolas smile

Nicolas
Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by Nicolas Martignoni - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:31 PM
Language pack maintainers

Thank you Helen. It seems pretty OK. I'll make some enhancements later.

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Re: Strings for the new moodle.org front page
by German Valero - Saturday, 1 February 2014, 12:08 AM
Language pack maintainers

Hi Helen,

Thanks for your prompt response and the tips wink.

I have updated the Documentation for the spanish translation of the 'About Moodle' page.

Martin's recent additions to the 'About Moodle' page have certainly illustrated Moodle virtues very clearly smile. Maybe a few links for some of the major individual features mentioned there might be nice (eg: replace 'forums, wikis, chats and blogs' for  '[[Forums]], [[Wikis]], [[Chats]] and [[Blogs]]' ) .|

Maybe you could consider sending a Moodle message (and/or a regular E-mail) to all AMOS translators, to invite them to prioritize the translation of the local_moodleorg strings at AMOS.

I wrote a comment at https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDLSITE-2723#comment-267411 about a couple of minor suggestions for the moodle.org frontpage.

So far, the new frontpage looks great.

Thanks again for your help.