[i18n] Our first two non-English articles (help w/ German)
hmiller at cfpress.co.uk
Fri Dec 19 03:22:38 CST 2008
Your point about characters going astray is a good one.
I'm currently looking into converting the databases I use for our
Scottish and English sites to utf-8 (the collation is in
latin_swedish_ci) and our portfolio grew last year to include a batch of
Irish newspapers and a Polish language edition of our Berkshire, England
Anyone have any experience of converting existing tables (there are
around 40,000 articles in the main tables plus an archives set with
about 50,000 so I really don't want to do it as a learning curve...
> The first article evolt.org published in a non-English language was this
> one, November 27, 2001.
> Judging from the comments, our choice to publish it (without an English
> translation) sparked some controversy in the community.
> The integrity of the German characters was lost, however, somewhere in
> the conversions we've been through. I've just tried to go back through
> and replace the "gremlins" with proper characters. My German, however,
> is rusty, to say the least, and there were some words I guessed at, and
> others I left because I didn't want to hazard a guess.
> Could someone who speaks German look through the article and see if
> there are any spelling errors and/or if you can let me know the proper
> characters for the letters I did not replace?
> The second article we published in a non-English language was this week
> (seven years later!), a Dutch translation of "10 Lies Clients Tell"
> written by Vedran Jukic and translated into Dutch by Marcel Feenstra, an
> evolt.org editor.
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