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Rolando, your knowledge of wiki language is already a great benefit to us. The translation template already looks 500% better. Thank you. Any other changes you think we should make? --jon.jaquesTALK GENI 22:09, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Thanks! I hope I did not ruffle too many feathers. You may have seen what I did with Template:Spanish translation. It could use some tweaking, but I would like to write up a little howto document for the Translation template, and then try to get the different translators to use that format.
As far as suggestions, I would just make sure you're on the lookout for duplicate code--especially complex code like that for tables. It is ripe for errors and can be wildly inconsistent. My hope is that the Geni team could come in to a language template like the one above, parse the content, and generate their translation dictionary for that language. If every language is different--especially if the English terms are different--then it becomes a much more time consuming process.
If there are specific areas of the wiki where you think you could use some syntax/template help, let me know. Rolando 08:09, 3 February 2008 (PST)


Hi Rolando! A user has found a bug in the template/the howto page. Here is a copy of the messsage:

I try to translate GENI into to LANGUAG language. I have a question
 about step 4 in your HowTo
 The name of my country is "COUNTRY", the name of my language is
 "LANGUAGE". So in the article "COUNTRY" is used template {{LANGUAGE
 translation}}. In this template is used "{{Translation|LANGUAGE" which
 generates link to the page "LANGUAGE" which doesn't exist.
 But if I use "{{Translation|Template:LANGUAGE translation|" it generates
 right link to template with Czech translation. I think that first
 example is right but doesn't work, and second example works fine but
 it contains a bug.

What do you think? --Dicito 11:12, 27 February 2008 (PST)

Hi Dicito. I'm not sure I follow. How does this relate to existing language templates like {{Spanish translation}}, {{French translation}}, {{Russian translation}}, etc.?
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