[IAEP] [support-gang] 2 Major Sugar Issues

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 22 10:05:31 EST 2010


I found it! (red face) I didn't scroll down far enough... was expecting a pull down menu at the top left like over on the olpc wiki.

Now I can at least print out the instructions.


Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:26:30 -0500
From: cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
CC: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; support-gang at laptop.org
Subject: Re: [support-gang] 2 Major Sugar Issues

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:18 AM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:

Two rather huge issues:
1) Sugar Labs does not have Spanish translations available on either the SoaS Strawberry or Blueberry web pages.  I wanted to print these out to take to the school in Argentina that wants to do a Sugar deployment in the PC lab in one of their elementary schools.  There doesn't even seem to be an autotranslate button. We can't expect the whole world to be able to read and understand English.


On the Sugar  Labs wiki, look on the left sidebar (towards the bottom)  There is a largish list of language names under the heading "Google Translations".  You want to click on "Español" for the spanish autotranslation.



For self-service, anytime you see a webpage that you want translated, just go to 


and paste the URL link in the box, select the desired to and from languages, click "Translate" and you will get that web-page fed through Googles translation engine.

It is simply a fact of life that wiki content changes so dynamically that it is extremely challenging, if not impractical to keep synchronous translation pages going.  Wikipedia itself maintains entirely separate wikis for different languages, with links between similar articles being added, but no true synchronization of the content. Google Translation links like those on the Sugar Labs wiki are the best compromise, even with all of the obvious faults of machine translation.

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