Summary for the week ending Jun 11, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending June 11th, 2017.

This week I set up the infrastructure to allow easily adding translations of library pages into other languages. I can add a number of languages, each mirroring the structure of the English language library, but for now I’ve selected a few. In the upper corner of each page is a flag icon which is a dropdown menu which offers crosslinks to the current page in the other potentially available languages.

If the page in a particular language doesn’t exist, the link goes to a note that says the page doesn’t yet exist and it can be added to the site. Currently I only have the main indexes set up, and I’m definitely going to need volunteers to take on these languages as projects, but they exist!

Check out the main library page in German, Esperanto, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and, not actually set up yet, Latin.

There’s a note at the top of each new language index to say that the translation is a work in progress, and the list of new and changed pages only includes those relevant pages within the language namespace.

Well, it’s a start! My personal hope is to have the existing content of the library offered in other languages. I’m also hoping that some new content in other languages can be added and then translated into English, and the other languages.

If you know of an important resource in one of these languages not currently available on the site in English, that should be available on the site, and that could be added as a project to translate to the others, let me know!

If you are fluent in both English and another language, and have an interest in coming on board to help with one of these new language mirrors, get in touch! If you know someone else who might be interested, let them know about the opportunity and then have them get in touch!

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

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