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emanuele:
Sorry for the late reply. Busy weeks.


--- Quote from: agridoc on February 24, 2012, 12:17:21 PM ---With integrated SMF basic help that would not be so important. As things are now, if a new language is released for download it will have dead links in help, unless Wiki language translation pages are prepared before release.
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Create the pages is not difficult, anybody can do them...maybe...no I was thinking to look into pywikipediabot to do this, but I'm sure it wouldn't behave particularly good with the translate extension.

What I was thinking to propose for SMF 2.1 was to use a bit of javascript magic and create one of the several lightbox-like things. That way the wiki page would be open into a box inside the actual user's website (I explained it very badly...hope you have already seen a lightbox in action... :P).
Going a bit further it could be possible using javascript to pull the info directly from the xml (and maybe cache it on the user's cache) and present it into the same template of the forum...but now I'm dreaming because with javascript I'm a complete mess!!


--- Quote from: agridoc on February 24, 2012, 12:17:21 PM ---Quite some has passed and Wiki translation in not going on quickly. I still believe that basic help should be back in SMF with next subversion release with a link for SMF Wiki.
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The problem is that most likely SMF's translations were built upon previous translations during several years, here we have to start from scratch...I know it's difficult, I was hoping to be able to translate something for the Italian part, but I'm still at zero.


--- Quote from: agridoc on February 24, 2012, 12:44:05 PM ---So the point that Gravutrad pointed remains, more pages prepared for translation or a guide how a translator (if given permission) can add a language translation page.
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There is this guide:
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Online_Manual:Translation_Portal



--- Quote from: agridoc on February 24, 2012, 12:44:05 PM ---There were quite a few instances, giving support in Greek, that it would be preferable to translate a page and give the link. Less total work for me (support), less time for user to understand and content available to all after translation.

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I would love to see the entire wiki translated (or better localized)!! :D

AngelinaBelle:
I am not sure of the difference between translation and localization with respect to the wiki.

So far, I have thought of all information on the wiki as being the sort of thing that would be best if it were "the same" in every available language (so any information available in Italian is also available in all other languages).  In the end, it would be good to have a "language option", so everyone can see the Main Page in their own language.  We are far from there.

Are there other localization needs and desires that I have not thought of?

agridoc:
AngelinaBelle that's exactly the target and the current state of SMF Wiki translations.

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