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v2.11.0 Added Translations into 15 Languages
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v2.11.0 Added Translations into 15 Languages
April 19, 2014 at 12:35:02 PM
Well, here's a start to the language translations for the freePatternWizard!  The page is now translated into 15 languages.

A few important notes:

1. These are all Google translations and thus, will certainly not be perfect (and in some cases not even good). Smile  I'll get back to the translations in awhile but in the meantime, let me know if you want to send me translation corrections.  I can easily update the language files.

2. The main error messages are also translated, however in the current version, I did not translate the pop-up javascript error messages... these will remain English-only until I get a bit further in the development.

3. To change your preferred language, click on the side 'Settings' tab and make your change in the language option at the bottom.  (To use the 'Settings' tab, you'll need to be logged in.)  Once you change your preferred language, be sure to save your settings.  And also, the new language will not take effect until the next time you load the patternWizard page.  I may eventually add a little language shortcut dropdown option at the top of the page but for now you'll need to adjust it in the 'Settings' tab.

4. The text written in graphics (i.e. the page title and side tabs) will currently remain in English-only.  Again, there are so many changes coming, both to content and page appearance, that I'd rather not keep changing these item translations.  Also, I figure these are relatively unimportant.

5. The FAQs are currently in English-only but I'll eventually translate them too.

6. A few of the option buttons will now pop up with English text if you mouse over them in case the translation is so bad that it doesn't make sense.  At least it'll pop up with a proper word in English.  For example, in section 2, if you mouse-over the 4 buttons, it'll pop up with "beading", "crochet", "cross stitch", or "knitting" in English, depending on which one you're pointing to, no matter which language you have set.

7. Pdf patterns are not currently translated.  Again, I'm about to make some major changes to the pdf area (allowing different size paper and taking care of "orphan" stitches) so the pdf code and appearance will change.  When this is a bit more settled, I'll add translation (and probably make it optional for pdfs).

So that's a summary of where I'm at with the translations.  And for your information, the languages I've included are; English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

I selected these languages looking at the countries from which most users visit.

So I'd love some feedback and please let me know what's translated incorrectly so I can correct it!  Or also, if you'd like a different language included.

Thanks again, and have fun!

“If you can dream it, you can do it.
Tom Fitzgerald

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