Using AMOS tool for language pack translation

AMOS discrepancy with language download

 
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AMOS discrepancy with language download
by Anthony Forth - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 1:40 AM
 

Question from a complete newbie to this...

We're interested in helping with Welsh translation.  I had a look at the Moodle 2.6 language pack downloads (http://download.moodle.org/langpack/2.6) which indicates the translation is 83% complete.

Searching in AMOS (select 2.6 as the version, ticking all components and ticking missing and outdated strings) shows Found: 19163 and missing: 18434.

That seems to suggest a much lower number of translations.

Am I comparing apples with pairs?  Are translations in the pack but not AMOS?  Am I missing something?

Any help gratefully received.

Anthony

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Re: AMOS discrepancy with language download
by German Valero - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:52 AM
Language pack maintainers

Hi Anthony,

If you select 'All' Components, AMOS will find all strings used in the Moodle core and all add-on plugins.

In the part of 'Components', if you select 'Standard', those are the strings that make the core of Moodle, and the % that is reported as translated in the download page:

welsh translation

The Welsh language pack has 3986 strings in the Moodle core that need your work; 3257 are missing translation, and the remainder 729 strings have been updated and you need to aprove/fix them.

Very few language packs have translated the strings from most add-ons. I would suggest translating first the add-ons most needed/liked by your institution/country; or the most downloaded according to the page at https://moodle.org/plugins/stats.php.

I hope that helps.

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Re: AMOS discrepancy with language download
by David Mudrák - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:50 AM
Language pack maintainers
OK, now I miss the "Useful" post rating here. Thanks a lot German!
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Re: AMOS discrepancy with language download
by Anthony Forth - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 7:39 PM
 

Me too.  That's very helpful thanks.