[OSM-talk] Request for translations of the upcoming new welcome page

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Aug 13 21:15:07 UTC 2013

Just a couple of notes that might anticipate some questions.

> From: Kai Krueger [mailto:kakrueger at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:50 PM
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Request for translations of the upcoming new welcome
> page
> As the current translatewiki based system [2] is not setup to elicit
> translations from pre-merge strings, it is unfortunately necessary to do
> this outside of the normal translation system.

The EWG is trying to figure out how to handle getting translations of new 
features in a better way and will be discussing this at our next meeting.

> The best way to do this is probably to fork the relevant source code on
> github ( https://github.com/osmlab/openstreetmap-website/ in the
> welcome-2 branch), and then edit your local language translation file.

If you are able to do a complete translation of the welcome_page section 
but aren't comfortable with git, github, and making pull requests against 
a specific branch, I'm sure someone can take your translation and do the 
request for you.

> The English reference file is
> https://github.com/osmlab/openstreetmap-website/blob/welcome-
> 2/config/locales/en.yml
> The main section that needs translating is the "welcome_page:" section.

An exact link is

Also, it's been open for a month and sent out to the talk@ list for 
comment a couple of times, but the link to the github issue for general 
discussion about welcome page issues is 

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