Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

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Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby chulai » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:39 pm

Greetings everyone,

As some of you might know already GoldenDict version 1.5 is around the corner. We're currently testing and fixing outstanding issues only. While we work on these, we need your help to get the program fully-translated to as many languages as possible. If you're a GoldenDict fan and want to see the program translated to your language this is the right time.

The following table list all contributed languages to date, with info about who was the last known maintainer and if someone is currently working on a translation.

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filename       language                complete %   allocated   maintainer
ar_SA.ts      Arabic                  100         yes      Usama, mmmmmm, Linux Arab Community Tem
ay_WI.ts      Aymara                  69         unknown      Amos
be_BY.ts      Belarusian               100         yes         Maksim
be_BY@latin.ts   Belarusian Romanization      100         yes         Maksim
bg_BG.ts      Bulgarian               68         unknown      Svetoslav
cs_CZ.ts      Czech                   100         yes         Vit
de_DE.ts      German                  100         yes         Daniel
el_GR.ts      Greek                   100         yes      Jennie
es_AR.ts      Argentinian Spanish         100         yes         Yanina
es_BO.ts      Bolivian Spanish         70         unknown      Amos
es_ES.ts      Spanish from Spain         100         yes         Carlos Alberto
fr_FR.ts      French                  100         yes         VirtualTam
it_IT.ts      Italian                  100         yes         Daniele
ja_JP.ts      Japanese               70         unknown      Nardog
ko_KR.ts      Korean                  100         yes         Panho
lt_LT.ts      Lithuanian               100         yes         Mindaugas
nl_NL.ts      Dutch                  100         yes         Cris
pl_PL.ts      Polish                  100         yes         Grzegorz
pt_BR.ts      Brazilian Portuguese      100         yes         Leonardo, MCHAL, Alexandro
qu_WI.ts      Quechua                  70         unknown      Amos
ru_RU.ts      Russian                  100         yes         Abs62, Tvangeste
sk_SK.ts      Slovak                  100         yes         Zdenko
sq_AL.ts      Albanian               100         yes         Besmir
sr_SR.ts      Serbian                  100         yes         Ozzii
sv_SE.ts      Swedish                  100         yes         Lakrits
tg_TJ.ts      Tajik                  100         yes         Victor
tk_TM.ts      Turkmen               100         yes         Berdy
tr_TR.ts      Turkish                  77         unknown      Sükrü
uk_UA.ts      Ukrainian               100         yes         Korostil
vi_VN.ts      Vietnamese               70         unknown      Hero
zh_CN.ts      Simplified Chinese         100         yes      Zhang, Timon
zh_TW.ts      Traditional Chinese         100         yes      Maha, Ray, Marcus, wlhunag


You can find all translation files here: https://github.com/goldendict/goldendic ... dev/locale

To start translating the program to your language follow the link, click on the translation file you want and then press "Raw" button to download the file to your computer.
Please reply to this topic if you will work on some translation so we can update above table to track who is working on what and therefore we avoid duplicate efforts.

Some considerations:
* Do the translation with Qt Linguist. To download a copy go here: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Qt+ ... tent=89360

* A comprehensive manual can be found at http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/lingui ... ators.html

* To "release" your *.ts file go to File -> Release menu from within the Linguist program; it will create the appropriate *.qm file which you could copy to GoldenDict's locale directory and test it.

* Download the latest Release Candidate version, GoldenDict 1.5.0-RC-156-g8a20ec7, to test your translation from https://github.com/goldendict/goldendic ... or-Windows

* When translation is finished, either post the updated *.ts file to the forum or do a pull request as explained in the following forum topic: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2063#p8821

* If you need any help with the procedure to get the translation done, you can post a question in the forum.


Thanks and regards,
Chulai
Last edited by chulai on Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:51 pm, edited 10 times in total.
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby mmmmmm » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:20 pm

hello,
What doy mean exactly
( Make two-side translate group)
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby chulai » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:33 pm

mmmmmm wrote:hello,
What doy mean exactly
( Make two-side translate group)


Hi mmmmmm, I don't understand. Was my post not clear? We're looking for collaboration to translate GoldenDict's User Interface to as many languages as possible.
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby mmmmmm » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:44 pm

hello brother,
Your post is very clear but I am asking about some things in .qm itself
I am trying to translate
(Make two-side translate group) this is in .qm file which I am trying to translate to Arabic but I dont know what it exactly means!
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby chulai » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:09 pm

mmmmmm wrote:hello brother,
Your post is very clear but I am asking about some things in .qm itself
I am trying to translate
(Make two-side translate group) this is in .qm file which I am trying to translate to Arabic but I dont know what it exactly means!


ah, ok. There are some options to create automatically dictionary groups by:
1) source language,
2) target language,
3) source -> target -> source language (which is a combination of #1 and #2 above.

dropdown menu to group dictionaries according to source-target languages.png
dropdown menu to group dictionaries according to source-target languages.png (266.27 KiB) Viewed 39507 times


So #3: "Make two-side translate group..." means for example to create a group that will include all dictionaries to translate from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic, that is "Make two-side translate group 'ar - en - ar'".
I translated #3 literally to Spanish as follow: "Create a group to translate 'ar - en - ar'".

Hope this helps
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby mmmmmm » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Thank you very much brother chulai,
I see, I translated it
( أنشئ مجموعة ترجمة ذات إتجاهين)
or
أنشئ مجموعة للترجمة في الإتجاهين

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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby chulai » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:54 pm

Hello, just came across this Wikipedia article about most spoken languages in the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_la ... f_speakers
It would be a great addition to have GoldenDict translated to some of the top languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Malaysian/Indonesian, Urdu and Punjabi. Also Hindi and Urdu are mutually intelligible so that's a plus.
If anyone is interested in translating GD to any of those languages drop us a line here in the forum.

Regards,
Chulai
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby timonwong » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:17 am

Hi, chulai, I'm stuck with translation of "BelarusianTranslit":

There are three sentences:
1. Belarusian transliteration from latin to cyrillic (classic orthography)
2. Belarusian transliteration from latin to cyrillic (school orthography)
3. Belarusian transliteration (smoothes out the difference between classic and school orthography in cyrillic)

The first one is simple to translate, I have no problem with it.
But the second one: "school orthography", what does the "school" really mean?
And the third one: what did the "smoothes out" do?
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby Tvangeste » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:26 am

timonwong wrote:Hi, chulai, I'm stuck with translation of "BelarusianTranslit":

There are three sentences:
1. Belarusian transliteration from latin to cyrillic (classic orthography)
2. Belarusian transliteration from latin to cyrillic (school orthography)
3. Belarusian transliteration (smoothes out the difference between classic and school orthography in cyrillic)

The first one is simple to translate, I have no problem with it.
But the second one: "school orthography", what does the "school" really mean?
And the third one: what did the "smoothes out" do?

As far as I can tell, there are two conflicting/different orthographies in Belarusian language: the classic one and the official one (named here as school orthography, probably because it is being taught in schools and used in official documents). The third one is a blend of the two, something in between, a compromise.

Before 1933 there was a classic orthography. Then there was a reform in year 1933 which gave birth to the current official/school orthography, many disagree with it and insist using the classic one.
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Re: Help us translate GoldenDict 1.5 to your language!

Postby timonwong » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:02 am

Tvangeste wrote:As far as I can tell, there are two conflicting/different orthographies in Belarusian language: the classic one and the official one (named here as school orthography, probably because it is being taught in schools and used in official documents). The third one is a blend of the two, something in between, a compromise.

Before 1933 there was a classic orthography. Then there was a reform in year 1933 which gave birth to the current official/school orthography, many disagree with it and insist using the classic one.


Thanks for you clarification, the translation is now completed.
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