Localising a Drupal based website
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Aug 21, 2012

Hi all,

A client has asked if it's possible to localise their site directly in Drupal.

"Probably we’d want to give you access to the back end to update the content directly into Drupal if that’s doable?"

I'm aware that Drupal has it's own modules by which you can translate a website interface, but how easy is it to integrate a CAT tool/TM, if it's at all possible? Is it possible to export files to translate locally before importing them back in?

Before I accept/refuse the assignment I'd like to know how quickly I could learn this (fortunately the deadline is fairly long).

Many thanks,

David


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Drupal as a CMS Aug 21, 2012

Hi David,

As Drupal is a CMS, your client wants to translate the content of the site or the site itself?


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Drupal as a CMS Aug 21, 2012

Hi Targama T,

Thanks for your quick reply.

It's the content that the client wants to translate, but unfortunately I'm not familiar with Drupal.

I'm slowly working through their guide to work out if/how it can best be done. (http://drupal.org/documentation/multilingual) but it looks you have to translate content directly in the CMS. The website has a lot of repetitions, hence my desire to use/integrate a CAT tool.

Any ideas?

David


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Drupal as a CMS Aug 21, 2012

Hi again,

If it is the content, I think you have to export it as a text then translate and send it again to Drupal.

This is a standard operation for CMS and we do it for Joomla in En, Fr, De > Ar.

If the website has a lot of repetitions, I think it is better to export all texts in one common document then you continue as indicated.

Hope it helps!


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Drupal Translation Management Aug 21, 2012

Thanks again Targama,

I've just found this very helpful link (through icanlocalize.com), in case anyone else comes across this thread:

http://drupal.org/project/translation_management

At first glance this looks like the most straight forward method.

"Your own translators will use the convenient Unified Translation Editor. It shows the original contents and translation side-by-side. Translators can also download jobs as XLIFF, translate offline in the favorite CAT tools and upload back to Drupal."

[Edited at 2012-08-21 15:07 GMT]


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Drupal as a CMS Aug 21, 2012

WoW, thank you!

We have to ask Joomla guys to offer such application for the actual version.

That looks great actually and very helpful.


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