Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We are waiting for the latest YAML of #EOL

Good news from the Encyclopedia of Life, all the formalities are done. We have spoken with all the right people. At translatewiki.net we are ready for what will be project number twenty-one.

The waiting is now for the latest YAML files that contain all the existing messages and possibly translations. This project will be awesome on several levels;  not only the Library of Alexandria is involved we understand that organisations from China and South America will also be involved.

Solanum lycopersicum L.
One aspect that is of interest to EOL is the review of localisations and translations. For translatewiki this is an area where there is room for improvement. As our developers have not felt an itch, not much has been done.

As EOL is very much into the mashing of data, it is likely that there will be a need to translate information that is currently in a CMS. When you want to harness the power of communities and get the best results, it is a bad idea to split data over multiple platforms.

However, first things first; the YAML files are being prepared and it will a great moment when the first localisations find their way to EOL.
Thanks,
        GerardM
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