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Re: [ESD-translators] state of the template manager -- kitchen

From: Tomas Stary
Subject: Re: [ESD-translators] state of the template manager -- kitchen
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:01:54 +0000
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Thank you, Thérèse.

On 18/03/16 11:42, Thérèse Godefroy wrote:
> Hi Tomas, hi everyone,
> Le 18/03/2016 09:59, Tomas Stary a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I have realized that there are the templates in the directory kitchen
>> inside each individual language directory.
>> I think it is good idea to translate the templates, rather than the
>> compiled html pages.
>> However, I have found some discrepancies between those two (e.g. see
>> file en/index.html L100, and index.t.html L69).
> The templates are for version 3.1. This is a homemade contraption, used
> by very few people apparently. I update them manually from the complete
> pages, but at times it is difficult to keep up with Zak's modifications
> (which ideally should be done directly in the templates). This is why I
> left them at the previous version.
>> My question are:
>> 1. do you translate the templates or the html files directly
> Right now, it is probably better to translate the html files directly,
> but I also tried to use POs and that works. I made one big POT file with
> all the strings in it, and regenerated all the pages from it with
> po4a-translate. This method may be more convenient for new translations.
> And for old ones too, once the translations are converted. I'll post it
> here if anyone is interested.

I would definitely be interested to know about anything which makes the
translation of repeated text more automatic (kill-yank is boring and
prone to errors).

>> 2. if you translate templates where is the updated version of them
>> 3. should it be reflected on the wiki [0]? (I have added a reference to
>> the kitchen there, but now I'm not if it should be used.)
> I don't think it should be mentioned in the wiki at this stage. The
> kitchen set up was added at version 2.1, in the hope that further
> modifications would be made in the templates rather than the originals,
> but this never happened so far.

I have undo the reference I put there now.
>> Many thanks for any reply.
>> Tomas
>> [0]
> Best,
> Thérèse
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