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Manual translation in activity stream instead of Google API (2 posts)

  1. Fee
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you're asking what we think of using paid Google translation, after you stopped translation support for activity stream. This is my opinion:

    I don't want Google translation at all, but I want my users to be able to read a language filtered activity stream. The best status updates are manually translated and doesn't make sense with automatic translation anyway. So this ist my favourite scenario:

    • A language selection beneath the "what's new" form, that the author himself can decide what language his post belongs to.
    • One language selection (dropdown) in buddypress profile, that each user can set his default language to WRITE. (this will be the preselected language at the "what's new" form)
    • Another language selection (multiple checkboxes) in buddypress profile, to set the preferred languages to READ. (this will filter the stream - if he wants to read everything, he can choose "all languages")
    • Filtering the activity stream: Show each user the other's updates only in his preferred languages. (and change filtering to the selected language set by language switcher).

    Not so important, just a maybe:
    - A translation option for users who are marked as translators, at each activity update, to translate activity updates if they want to. (But that's not so important. I think the updates would filter well by the original post and the language set by the author. I don't think that many translators would like to translate so many user updates).


  2. Dominykas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Fee,

    Thank you very much for your suggestions. They sounds great!. We will discuss about each issue and decide, I think we'll implement these.

    Thanks again,

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