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Joomla The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead

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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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  • 1. MULTI-LINGUAL JOOMLA!BRIAN TEEMAN MARCH 2012
  • 2. SO WHAT IS JOOMLA?IT’S SOFTWARE TO HELP YOU BUILD WEB SITES
  • 3. USERS ACROSS THE WORLDIN ALMOST EVERY LANGUAGE
  • 4. DOWNLOADED FOR FREEOVER 29 MILLION TIMES
  • 5. 2.9% OF TOP MILLION SITESEVEN HIGHER FOR SMALLER SITES
  • 6. 4,000 GOVERNMENT SITESIN EVERY COUNTRY AND TERRITORY
  • 7. CHANGING THE WORLDMAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT
  • 8. 57 LANGUAGESBUT THAT’S JUST THE SOFTWARE
  • 9. WHAT ABOUT THE CONTENTHOW CAN WE TRANSLATE IT?
  • 10. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITYTO MAKE THE MULTILINGUAL WEB HAPPEN
  • 11. THREE JOOMLA OPTIONSTO TRANSLATE YOUR WEB SITE
  • 12. OPTION 1MACHINE TRANSLATION
  • 13. MACHINE TRANSLATIONWIDGETS LIKE GOOGLE / BING ETC
  • 14. MIND YOUR LANGUAGENO CONTROL
  • 15. MIND YOUR LANGUAGENOT ALWAYS CORRECT
  • 16. NOT INDEXEDBY SEARCH ENGINES
  • 17. OPTION 2PARALLEL TRANSLATION
  • 18. PARALLEL TRANSLATIONADD-ONS LIKE JOOMFISH & FALANG Image © Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • 19. TRANSLATE EVERYTHINGEXACT COPIES IN EACH LANGUAGE
  • 20. CONTENT IS INDEXEDAND CAN BE SEARCHED
  • 21. BUT WAITIS THAT CORRECT FOR YOUR WEB SITE
  • 22. SHOULD WE TRANSLATE?OR PROVIDE LOCAL CONTENT
  • 23. IT DEPENDS!ON YOUR CONTENT AND WEB SITE
  • 24. OPTION 3SITES WITHIN A SITE
  • 25. 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
  • 26. LOCALISE CONTENTLOCALISE ≠ TRANSLATE ≠ MULTILINGUAL
  • 27. IT’S ALL ABOUT CAShCATEGORISE - ADD - SHOW
  • 28. WITH THE RIGHT TOOLSTHE WORLD IS IN YOUR HANDS
  • 29. ANY QUESTIONS?ASK ME OVER A COFFEE OR BEER