Translation project, Encyclopedia of Life- update
Jen Hammock here, from the Encyclopedia of Life. I’m the project manager at EOL these days, helping Jeremy Rice to keep up with our assorted collaborators. I’m hoping you remember us, and that you can direct me to the right contact if it isn’t you.
We haven’t been very active while we were migrating EOL to her new codebase, but we’re starting to work on internationalization support for the new platform, and were hoping the translatewiki community is still game to contribute some translations. We’ve got better integration now with other multilingual content. We’re leveraging species names from Wikidata, and descriptions from the different language Wikipedias, so we’re hoping to make it a more coherent experience for our non-English visitors.
If translatewiki is interested in working with us, I believe what I need to know is whom to arrange access for and direct to the updated interface text file. Can you advise, or refer me to someone?
We are certainly interested: translators were asking why we're still translating the old version. (Translations are supposed to be disabled unless they're pushed in active use within a short time.) Is the new code base radically different? If you use some standard i18n library and/or l10n format, things are much easier.