In article <op.t266gyo2csi2mv@debbie>,
Simon Voortman <simon(a)thecoast.tmfweb.nl> wrote:
Michael Drake suggested I asked here which parts of the new site are
stable and can be translated.
I've taken a look at the site now and I think that the following pages are
unlikely to change:
Homepage - http://test.netsurf-browser.org/
I think all of that is safe for translation, except for the "Latest
news" section, which is currently made up. I'm not sure how we'll
handle news. Maybe it will be added to the page dynamically in the
future and therefore not so straightforward to translate. Maybe if a
section is in English we should say "Latest news (English)"
(translated into the other language), if it can't be translated.
Documentation - http://test.netsurf-browser.org/documentation/
I think all of this section is ready to be translated, except for the
Contact - http://test.netsurf-browser.org/contact/
Can be translated.
The "About NetSurf" and "Downloads" sections are likely to change, so
wouldn't work on them yet. The other parts of the site are still being
As for actual translations, it would be good to have a central place where
we can check how up-to-date each version is. Perhaps we could have a page
in the contributor/developer area of the new site that contains a table of
the latest updates to the transactions. Something like:
Page | .en (reference) | .de | .nl
/ | 04 Oct 2007 | 20 Sep 2007 | 04 Oct 2007
/about/ | 15 Mar 2006 | 15 Mar 2006 | 15 Mar 2006
/about/news | 30 Nov 2007 | * | *
/about/screenshots | 11 Jun 2007 | 11 Jun 2007 | 18 May 2007
* English only
The entries for .de, .fr, .nl and any others can be coloured red if they
are not as new as the .en one. That should make it easier to see what the
status of the translations is. We could have similar for the Messages and
Do you think that would help?
On the translated pages, I think we should keep the same markup on all
versions. So the tags should be identical between .en and .fr pages, for
example. The only difference should be the content, alt text and things
like that. I've seen that there are some differences, such as the red and
green text on some .nl pages, like: http://www.netsurf-browser.org/info.nl
I'm not sure what the red / green means but I think it would be best if we
could avoid it and put the information elsewhere..
Also, it would be handy to have a way to view the (old)
web-documentation while translating it. At the moment the */css file
isn't loading, so it's not displaying like the website. I can setup a
local webserver for that. Are there any special settings to be made?
(For example, to make the switch between the various languages work?)
The files we used to do this with Apache are still in SVN. I'm not sure if
it will work with WebJames. It used .htaccess files and a 406.php error
page. I'm not really sure how that worked.
Normally, when I am working on the web site locally, I change the CSS file
URL. So I change the "/netsurf.css" in
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
to "netsurf.css" or "../netsurf.css" or whatever is required to load
Once I've finished editing the page I change it back to "/netsurf.css".
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/