WordPress translation / localization
I thank best way to translate wordpress in various languages is to develop a wordpress plugin, that should permit inline translation to strings at their own display on wordpress front end and back-end.
Such a plugin should have ability to synchronize with GLOTPRESS so that any translation of .PO files be stored there automatically as well as be exported to live website through plugin interface.
this would reduce duplicate effort by users, and would result in better translation available via crowdsourcing.
any file that have 0% translation available may be offered machine translation in the beginning
thinking if this functionality can be provided by xili-language.
"any file that have 0% translation available may be offered machine translation in the beginning."
Regarding the above comment made by kallumamaji about using machine translations:
I have more than 20 years of experience in the translation field and I think I understood your comment correctly. Please let me know if I did not capture your message.
I do not agree with this idea. For the sake of speed and saving money, by using machine translation your are asking for trouble. Machine translation systems cannot conjugate verbs and select technical terms and simply use the correct words that will retain and convey the meaning of the original message. Automated systems will also use incorrect adjectives, distort syntax and punctuation. You have to consider various dialects within one language and your target audience. I do not see this as an effective and professional solution and it could potentially unnecessarily create an embarrassing situation for Xocai.
For further information, please feel free to contact me at http://www.thewordtranslators.com. Our web site is under construction. Or by visiting my Xocai web site at http://www.virginiaearl.myxocai.com
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