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[resolved] Switch Language to Dutch? (12 posts)

  1. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've searched everywhere but I can't find any info on how to activate the Dutch translation. How do I enable the plugin to be in Dutch?

    Thanks!~

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-tinymce/

  2. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You know, I'm not entirely sure how this works. It took me ages to find out how to translate the plugin in the first place ;) But, maybe we can work through this together :)

    First, I think the Dutch translation is rather outdated. You can view the changelog to see how far back the translation was added.

    I believe if the language file of your wordpress default installation matches the language file of the plugin, it should load automatically.

    The dutch translation uses this file nl_NL. Check your wp-config file to see which language extension it is set to.

    By the way, if you would be willing to provide an updated version of the translation, I'll add your name and website (with link) to the plugin download page.

    Let me know, and I'll provide instructions on how to do this. It would give you the most up-to-date translation also ;)

  3. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have that same language file installed, so that's working for the rest of the admin now. I guess there are a bunch of items that aren't included in that file. to be honest, that file is way incomplete anyway, I mean half the admin is not even translated anyhow. I guess you can't have everything :)

    Thanks for getting back to me though.

  4. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, like I said, that language pack was written a while ago. There have been lots of modifications to the admin panel since then.

    My next focus is going to be on finding people to help with translations.

  5. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yea, that's the hard part, and I have noticed more and more people asking for translations for various plugins. I tried that Google Translate thing, I don't know if it works very well or not (because I don't speak Dutch, that's for a client) but it seems like it's reliable. I typed in a bunch of sentences to translate from Eng. to Dutch and they seem to show full sentences that make total sense, maybe that would be an option?

  6. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's a very good idea. I suppose that would be better than nothing.

    But, what would it do to my credibility if (by chance) the translation was poorly done? Would people at least appreciate my willingness to try?? Or would they think, "Man... this guy sucks at translating"?? I'll ponder on that one for a while.

    Thanks for the suggestion :) I've always wondered how accurate their free service is when translating...

  7. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    LOL! I know! I wonder the same thing, that's why I haven't totally embraced the idea of using Google Translate. I mean, I wonder if it actually works right, I don't know! I have to research this a bit. I'm going to ask my client (who's Dutch, but speaks English well) to check out some phrases, I'll see what he thinks of it and post here afterwards. Still not a definitive answer I guess, but I'm way curious to find out if it even works right.

    I tested it the other day using Dutch to English, trying to decipher everything in his Dutch hosting provider's control panel. Looked like the sentences were right on, grammar looked good, so maybe there's hope!

    I'll let you know what I find out.

  8. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I'd definitely like to know what you find out.

    I volunteer as a moderator on the support forum for the theme I am using on a few of my websites. And there are times when the English is very broken. Now, what I don't know if it's because they made an awesome attempt at speaking the native language of the forum... in which case I bow to them. Or, if it's because they used Google Translate.

    Yeah... please let me know your findings. Thanks!

  9. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I heard from my Dutch client, he says that Google Translate is ok for single words but not so great for sentences. He's offered to help us out too! So I'm going to try and get a list of text together for him for the plugin interface, and he's going to work on it on his downtime (he's a juggler, doing a show on a cruise ship right now).

    Do you have a list of text used in the editor? Maybe an English lang. file or something? Or should I go through the admin and just jot it all down?

    :)

  10. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Really? That would be super-awesome!!

    Well, I'm not sure what you are translating... but my plugin is setup to use a certain program which makes translating text a breeze.

    It's called POEdit. It can be found here:
    http://www.poedit.net/

    Basically, every text string in my plugin uses an extension which is automatically loaded in POEdit. So, all you have to do is open the program, load my plugin source language file, and the strings get listed automatically. You can then go through them, one by one, type in the translation, and then send the file back to me.

    Here is a tut showing how to use POEdit:
    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2007/08/27/localizing-a-wordpress-plugin-using-poedit/

    I understand if this is too much to ask. But it is considered the best-practices method for translating a plugin. It also generates the proper .po and .mo files which are needed by wordpress.

    So, what is it you are getting translated again?

  11. Treebeard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    awesome I'll download POEdit, doesn't look like a huge project.

    Right now, there's a mix of Eng. and Dutch in the editor area so some words are still in Eng. and others have translated. Then the Settings area is not translated at all, so I'm going to work on both the editor area and the settings tabs where you choose which icons to use.

  12. Josh (WP Edit)
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds good. Lemme know if you have any trouble setting your plugin to be translated. I know it took me a little while before I was able to figure it out. But, it does seem to be the easiest way to translate.

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