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What part can Joomla play in the Multilingual Web. Presentation at W3C conference in Luxembourg ...

What part can Joomla play in the Multilingual Web. Presentation at W3C conference in Luxembourg


... community project, no company behind it
... joomla supports 57 languages
... joomla provides 3 options for translating websites
... 1 - machine translation using widgets from Google, Microsoft
... quality is not guaranteed, not indexed
... 2 - parallel translation using plugins, everything has to be translated
... translations are indexed
... the question is whether we should just translate or provide local content
... 3 - sites within site, translate content only when appropriate
... the key in joomla is categorise, add and show
... for each language different menu can be provided

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Joomla The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead Joomla The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead Presentation Transcript

  • MULTI-LINGUAL JOOMLA!BRIAN TEEMAN MARCH 2012
  • SO WHAT IS JOOMLA?IT’S SOFTWARE TO HELP YOU BUILD WEB SITES
  • USERS ACROSS THE WORLDIN ALMOST EVERY LANGUAGE
  • DOWNLOADED FOR FREEOVER 29 MILLION TIMES
  • 2.9% OF TOP MILLION SITESEVEN HIGHER FOR SMALLER SITES
  • 4,000 GOVERNMENT SITESIN EVERY COUNTRY AND TERRITORY
  • CHANGING THE WORLDMAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT
  • 57 LANGUAGESBUT THAT’S JUST THE SOFTWARE
  • WHAT ABOUT THE CONTENTHOW CAN WE TRANSLATE IT?
  • WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITYTO MAKE THE MULTILINGUAL WEB HAPPEN
  • THREE JOOMLA OPTIONSTO TRANSLATE YOUR WEB SITE
  • OPTION 1MACHINE TRANSLATION
  • MACHINE TRANSLATIONWIDGETS LIKE GOOGLE / BING ETC
  • MIND YOUR LANGUAGENO CONTROL
  • MIND YOUR LANGUAGENOT ALWAYS CORRECT
  • NOT INDEXEDBY SEARCH ENGINES
  • OPTION 2PARALLEL TRANSLATION
  • PARALLEL TRANSLATIONADD-ONS LIKE JOOMFISH & FALANG Image © Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • TRANSLATE EVERYTHINGEXACT COPIES IN EACH LANGUAGE
  • CONTENT IS INDEXEDAND CAN BE SEARCHED
  • BUT WAITIS THAT CORRECT FOR YOUR WEB SITE
  • SHOULD WE TRANSLATE?OR PROVIDE LOCAL CONTENT
  • IT DEPENDS!ON YOUR CONTENT AND WEB SITE
  • OPTION 3SITES WITHIN A SITE
  • PIPPI LÅNGSTRUMP (SWEDISH)PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (ENGLISH)PEPPI PITKÄTOSSU (FINISH)PIPI PIKKSUKK (ESTONIAN)FIFI BRINDACIER (FRENCH)LÍNA LANGSOKKUR (ICELANDIC)PIPPI CALZELUNGHE (ITALIAN)PIPE PHAKIDOMYTE (GREEK)PIPI DUGA CARAPA (CROATIAN)CHANGWAZI PIPI (CHINESE)PIPPI THUNG-TAOW YAOW (THAI)PIPPI LANGSTRUMPF (GERMAN)PIPI ŜTRUMPOLONGA (ESPERANTO)TRANSLATE CONTENTONLY WHEN APPROPRIATE
  • LOCALISE CONTENTLOCALISE ≠ TRANSLATE ≠ MULTILINGUAL
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT CAShCATEGORISE - ADD - SHOW
  • WITH THE RIGHT TOOLSTHE WORLD IS IN YOUR HANDS
  • ANY QUESTIONS?ASK ME OVER A COFFEE OR BEER