Difference between revisions of "Translating:How to start/nn"

From translatewiki.net
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Updating to match new version of source page)
(Updating to match new version of source page)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
{{ {{Localized|ProcessNavigation}} }}
 
{{ {{Localized|ProcessNavigation}} }}
 
==How to start==
 
==How to start==
Follow these steps to translate on {{SITENAME}}:
+
===Follow [[Special:FirstSteps|these steps to translate on {{SITENAME}}]]!===
* [[Special:Userlogin/signup|register]] or [[Special:Userlogin|log in]] to {{SITENAME}}
 
** remember that this will be the name which will be added to the software files ("@author YourUsername")
 
* create a [[Special:Mypage|user page]] with some information and links (what language you are going to translate in, a link to a home page or user pages on other wikis, a [[mw:Extension:Babel#Usage|<code><nowiki>{{#babel:</nowiki></code>…<code>}}</code>]] box, …)
 
* set your [[Special:Preferences|user interface]] to the language you will be working on
 
** if you read other languages and want to see existing translations as hints while you translate, go to the "{{int:prefs-editing}}" tab in [[Special:Preferences|your settings]], and add them to the list.
 
* find out if your language has already some maintainers on the [[Translating:Languages|language status page]]
 
** if your language has maintainers, contact them and ask how you can help, especially if there are already many translators, or if the community is very active. You find the recent activity via the link "{{int:bw-sidebar-changes-lang}}" under "{{int:recentchanges}}" once you have your language set in your [[Special:Preferences|user interface]]. Contact with your fellow translators is possible on the talk pages of some [[:Category:Languages|language portals]], on their user talk pages, per e-mail (via the link on their user pages or talk pages), per [[Special:WebChat|irc]]
 
** if not, you can take over maintenance of your language. Read the documentation and add details to the [[Translating:Languages|status page]], to your language portal, and add yourself to its "/translators" subpage.
 
* ask for [[Project:Translator|translator privileges]]
 
** if your knowledge of English is not that great, you can request for language(s) to be added above the edit form to assist you in making the best translation possible ([{{fullurl:MediaWiki:Tog-underline/fi|action=edit}} example])
 
* [[Special:Translate|start translating]]
 
 
* When in doubt, [[Support|request support]]!
 
* When in doubt, [[Support|request support]]!
  
==Offline translation==
+
==Off-line translation==
In [[Special:Translate]] you can export a message group to a gettext .po file, and work on that offline. '''Make sure you save the gettext .po file as UTF-8!''' Return it to "translatewiki AT xs4all DOT nl" and make sure to note what your translatewiki.net username is – all changes will be attributed to it. [[Translating:Offline|More information is available]].
+
In translation mode, you can export a message group to a gettext .po file using the option "{{int:translate-task-export-as-po}}", and translate in the downloaded file off-line. '''Make sure you save the gettext .po file as UTF-8!''' [[Translating:Offline|More information on off-line translation]].
  
 
==Recommended process for translating MediaWiki ==
 
==Recommended process for translating MediaWiki ==
Make sure you have set your [[Special:Preferences|language preference]] to the language you will be working on. Translators of other projects can ignore this list.
+
Translators of other projects can ignore this list.
  
* first translate the {{SpecialTranslate|group=core-mostused|most often used messages}}
+
* first translate the {{SpecialTranslate|group=core-0-mostused|most often used messages}}
 
* complete the {{SpecialTranslate|group=core|core messages}}
 
* complete the {{SpecialTranslate|group=core|core messages}}
 
* check if you should translate any {{SpecialTranslate|group=core|task=optional|optional messages}}
 
* check if you should translate any {{SpecialTranslate|group=core|task=optional|optional messages}}

Revision as of 12:06, 3 October 2010

translatewiki.net
Introduction
Getting started
Translation tutorial
How to start
See also
Localisation guidelines
Translating offline
FAQ
Support

How to start

Follow these steps to translate on translatewiki.net!

Off-line translation

In translation mode, you can export a message group to a gettext .po file using the option "⧼translate-task-export-as-po⧽", and translate in the downloaded file off-line. Make sure you save the gettext .po file as UTF-8! More information on off-line translation.

Recommended process for translating MediaWiki

Translators of other projects can ignore this list.

Read on if you want to know more. Reading on is not required, although advised for a proper understanding of more advanced localisation features. You could spend a few days translating, though, and come back when you think you need more information.

Hugs: set om lenkjer, namnerom og meldingar slik som dei er, og gå ikkje for langt vekk frå den opphavlige meldinga.