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Greek translation pending for ages

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:50 pm
by crackez
Hi there,


I'm a Greek translator for the ReactOS Website, althought I'm many years a translator I never deal with much of the translating stuff. Recently I had some time and translated a few webpages but they are still on pending, I tried to send a couple of e-mails but I found a dead end

I'm sending a message here to whoever is responsible to the "pending" thing. Who validates these things and why there is a process like this. I mean would it come the time that I won't need a "pending" thing?

Hopefully someone would reply to this, so there would be at least the main page(index) with Greek too.


Best Regards,
CrAcKeZ

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:03 pm
by EmuandCo
Hi, OK, I try to find out who is able to publish greek translations. I cant help you because I am only enabled for German

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:47 am
by crackez
EmuandCo thanks for the reply

its just pity to have many webpages translated but not used :}

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:05 am
by crackez
So I won't bother translating the other webpages as its useless, if they can't be online whats the point spending hours and hours of translating/transforming the English language to Greek language that is meanful without changing the meaning or the words much..

If I see the Greek webpages up, I'll continue..until that I'll wait for a miracle? :evil:

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:40 am
by EmuandCo
Of course someone could just activate it, but we need someone to check read your work. Someone who is known to understand Greek and who is in our team for a while. We had bad experiences with just making someone the maintainer of a language. Just hold your horses.

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:26 pm
by gonzoMD
EmuandCo wrote:Of course someone could just activate it, but we need someone to check read your work. Someone who is known to understand Greek and who is in our team for a while. We had bad experiences with just making someone the maintainer of a language. Just hold your horses.
maybe giannis could do?

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:50 pm
by EmuandCo
Maybe, if he wants to. We still have the problem that the switch to the new Website will cause to be manually transferred texts, but that way we would know that these texts are fine...

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:55 pm
by DOSGuy
Just out of curiosity, is the double check to make sure that the translation is perfect, or just to be sure that new translators aren't writing anything naughty or offensive? I've used user-contributed translations in some of my software and website projects, and I just run the translated text through Google Translate (or Babelfish in the old days) to make sure that there are no swear words or propaganda in them. I figure typos are forgiveable and the user community will point them out, at which time I'll fix them.

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:43 pm
by EmuandCo
Both i guess.

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:53 pm
by Z98
Who gave you translator access originally?

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:47 pm
by Apal
Soeey guys but I really don't have the time to check the translation. I, along with Giannis, made changes to the rc files for ReactOS but i don't know if Giannis was responsible for the website too.
I must find time though to change and commit the latest Greek translations for rc files.

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:35 am
by EmuandCo
Z98 wrote:Who gave you translator access originally?
Me? Dangerground

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:20 pm
by Z98
No, the Greek translator.

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:22 am
by crackez
Z98 it was LOOOOOOOOONG LOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago,

I went to the irc and I was talking with some guys(maybe one was you).. so someone told me to translate a webpage and we should see if I'm suitable..
then another guy got involved when he saw what was happening and he was like "we don't have people for translation and you want to check if this guy is right?" and made me translator at once - Don't ask me his nickname its been quite a few years

after that I didn't manage to translate anything due to studies(I finished at the University of Sunderland[U.K.]), I'm Greek and I live in Greece now(finished at September 2009)

P.S. I spoke to Giannis(John in english if you prefer :P, a while back too.. we talked about translations and I was happy to do the website, although he told me that I could do the os itself but I don't want to bother much, I'm a bit lazy to find out how that works, althought I finished Computing and here in Greece I work as Computer Repair Technician my time is limited but I have some spare time and doing a translation of some pages is a piece of cake). Ask Giannis if he can see just one page, feel free to "sack" me if I'm not legit

You can check my work, for example at the open-source program "ultradefrag"(the Greek language is done by me), also "DriverBackup!" another open-source program.. although the last one I'm not sure if he put my Greek translation, he told me he will put it with the new version

Re: Greek Translation Pending ..many days now

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:48 am
by crackez
is there an edit on the post or what?

anyway, Apal.. in the past I spoke with you too, don't know if you remember its been more than a couple of years we exchange e-mails, probably from my hotmail account

If I remember well, either you or giannis was trying to translate the website at that time but I might be wrong about it, its 4-6 years back heheheh