Need Support for Indian Languages.

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1/9/2012 4:06:59 PM
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Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

I would like to bring the need for introducing the support for Indian languages like Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, etc.
Kindly let me know if the support for the Indian Languages are already existing in mojoPortal, because i never found such thing. Can You help me to localize or have support for most commonly used Indian languages as mentioned above? I need it for a community website that i'm building using mojoportal. Please help me. Thanks in Advance.

 

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Guruprasad Balaji

1/10/2012 8:09:58 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Guruprasad,

We don't have any exisitng resource files for Indian languages, but if you would like to work on those translations we would be glad to have your help.

We use the Amanuens web site to enable translations, if you click this link, you can get an account at Amanuens and I will assign you the translations for Indian languages. You will be able to translate the resources using your web browser and your work will automatically synch with our source code repository every day. Probably should work on one language at a time, and once you get the first language up to date I can assign another one, so let me know which one is the highest priority for you to work on first.

Best,

Joe

1/10/2012 9:17:46 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the quick response. I have created an account on Amanuens.com and shall look into it and know what it is. Actually I was looking for a kind of language support like how wordpress supports all the languages that can be used in their HTML editor. I mean, anyone can type or Copy+Paste any language content on the HTML editor and save it and get it rendered with the same. I guess you got my point. I can show you few websites that seamlessly use the language "Kannada" and "Tamil" in them but when i tried on our mojoPortal, i wasn't, so i got this question.
Samples: Sumadhwaseva.com, madhwavani.com

Thanks,

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Guruprasad

1/10/2012 9:30:13 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

You can use any language in content in mojoPortal, since content is stored in the database it goes in however you type it as long as you have utf-8 or a suitable codepage/collation configured for the db, but buttons and labels come from resource files which must be translated to support additional languages, and that is what Amanuens is for.

However the reource files used for a given requests depends on either the browser language preference or if you configure it to force a specific language. See all the documentation starting at Localization for more details.

Didi you click my link for Amanuens? I should have got notification if you did click it but I did not. If you created an account without clicking the link I'll have to add you manually by email address, and I still need to know which language you want to translate first. But please only volunteer if you are really going to follow through and translate the files, otherwise when I create the translation on Amanuens it copies all the english resource files and it will just make our package have more files that are not really translated.

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Joe

1/10/2012 9:39:10 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply once again, I shall read the docs. that i make clear about the resx files which im not thoroughly knowledged. But you are always welcome to add-me-in, when you want support for the translations of the South-Indian most specific languages like
1st Priority: Tamil, 2nd Priority: Kannada, 3rd Priority: Hindi

Plz. do add me in your mailing list and i shall first explore the Amanuens part and i will be needing the site's language culture to be working on other languages in the 2nd quarter of this year as i believe. Hope you have my email address on this mojoPortal.com site. Let me know how useful i can be in my part to contribute to this great innovation[mojoPortal].

Thanks :-)

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Guruprasad

1/10/2012 9:57:18 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

I'm unable to join the group, it says account not found...do i need to signup a new account?  I've sent you an email with the snapshot of it.
Thanks,

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6/27/2012 8:03:09 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

This is a serious information, that came in the form of an email, it says...

Dear customer,
It is with big regret that I inform you that the Amanuens software localization platform is being discontinued. Unfortunately, the current and projected status of our business doesn't allow us to continue any further.

The Amanuens service, accessible at https://my.amanuens.com, and all related web properties will be taken offline on 2012/07/31. After such date, all the data in the system will be permanently deleted. You will receive another communication 7 days prior to the shutdown, but please make sure that you have downloaded all of your translation data before such date, as we won't be able to recover it after taking the system offline.

All customers will be able to purchase translations from our partners until 2012/07/16. After such date, it will not be possible to purchase new translations (jobs currently in progress will be of course completed).
Starting from now, it won't be possible to create new Amanuens accounts. Existing accounts will continue to function normally, and we will cancel any upcoming subscription payment (in other words, all plans are now free).
Thank you very much for being part of this wonderful adventure. I hope you enjoyed using our services as much as we enjoyed providing them to you, but please accept my most sincere apologies if we are causing you or your business any trouble. We will most probably release the entire project as open-source (license to be decided).
If you need help, you can reach us as support@amanuens.com, as usual.

Thank you, and best regards.

-- Dario Solera, Threeplicate co-founder & CEO

6/27/2012 9:11:14 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi,

Yes of course I received the same information. Going forward we will have to figure out a new way to coordinate translations. It is a shame since it is a useful service but it is difficult to make a profit on such services so I understand why they are discontinuing it. In the mean time I will sync the latest updates from Amanuens to our repository.

However, note that you originally posted in January and I setup translations on Amanuens for Tamil so you could translate. Since then no work was done on translating to Tamil so I recently deleted that set of files because having .resx files for other languages that are 0% translated from English doesn't help and in fact adds performance overhead because those resx files must be JIT compiled by ASP.NET. This is also why we have recently stopped including so many languages in the official release packages and instead we have been making the additional languages available in a separate download.

So I think it will be better for new languages if people complete them significantly on their own machines and then send the files to me and I will add them to the repository once they are complete or at least significantly complete.

Best,

Joe

6/29/2012 5:26:27 AM
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Re: Need Support for Indian Languages.

Hi Joe,

Im sorry that i was caught up with some continuous work since these days, so I was unable to do that, I shall soon try to do my best to be a part of this wonderful mojoPortal Team. I thought about having these translated on our end on our local machines on that day when you share me the Amanuens account. But it would be better i guess, if we can host a kind of repository specially to handle languages on MojoPortal's Dedicated server, right?

Check out something like this? http://resourceblender.codeplex.com/

Thank You,

Guruprasad

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