The translation files are now back up and running. With the aid of Google Translate, we now have 25 complete translate files available, with 3 other languages not currently supported by their API (Azerbaijani, Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese). Translators can now log into Open Translate as before and work on the translations.
I ended up providing only TWO metrics on the translations page: % translated and % auto-translated. I dropped the previous % reliable metric, since it seemed partly redundant. I think that the % auto-translated column gives people a pretty good idea of the quality of the translations. Once a translator has reviewed an auto-translation and approved it, the percentage of the auto-translation will go down. As soon as an entire language’s auto-translations have been reviewed by a real human being, the % auto-translated column will be 0%.
Thanks to those folks who’ve let me know that the zip files don’t unzip properly on Mac. I’m working on it!
Coming (very) soon…
- Translators will have an option to filter all available translations by a “unreviewed auto-translations” so they can focus their efforts on cleaning up the auto-translations
- All other available languages from Google Translate will be added for Form Tools
- People wanting to help will be able to create a translator account for themselves via the Form Tools site rather than manually contacting us.
I should soon be able to get to work on Form Tools 2.0.1 Beta. Nice. 🙂