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Translation

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Welcome to the translation project for publiclab.org!

The goal of this project is to make Publiclab.org more genial and accessible to new and existing users and foster diversity.

The final result will be that publiclab.org can load in other languages according to what people have their own browser language preference set to.

What we're doing together is each contributing translations of the small bits of text that appear all around the website, like the sidebar, the header, and the footer.

Check out the series of activities below to get involved, thanks!

Translation lifecycle

You can read about the full lifecycle of the translation system, from when new text is added to the Public Lab website code, to when it enters our Transifex account, to being translated and re-imported back into the code, at this great guide by @ajitmujumdar25999 (part of our 2021 GSoC team!):

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/blob/main/doc/Translation_System.md

Translation prompts

By clicking the button "Join this group", you enable small prompts around the site, for text which are not yet translated into the language you've selected. Click them, and you'll be prompted to provide a translation. You will need a Transifex account (see below).

The people in this list have signed up to see these prompts and help translate the website:

Username
warren
gauravano
jibe-b
joyofsoy
liz
govindgoel
waridrox
YogeshSharma01
xavcc

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Activities for people who want to translate this website

Add an activity  or request an activity guide you don't see listed

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Publishing new translation texts to the website

To get new translations actually published on the website, we need to take a few steps, starting with opening a GitHub issue. See this example:

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/9481

If it's a new language, we will also need to add it to the footer listing; please contact an admin for this.


Activities for people who want to translate specific guides for tools

Add an activity  or request an activity guide you don't see listed

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Watch this small video on using Transifex for translation

Request an additional guide


Activities for Transifex managers

Add an activity  or request an activity guide you don't see listed

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Original proposal by @jiteshxyz: https://publiclab.org/notes/jiteshxyz/03-20-2016/internationalization-of-publiclab-org and write-up: https://publiclab.org/wiki/internationalization-getting-started-as-a-translator