RSS feeds for fora? (Staff: 'Done')
Thread poster: Sonja Tomaskovic (X)

Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
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Sep 15, 2004


I was wondering if it was possible to introduce RSS feeds for the different fora.

I sometimes stumble over older postings that I didn't follow because I didn't know they existed. I am well aware that there is an option to be notified whenever a posting is made to a particular forum, but I choose not to take advantage of this option because my inbox is already flooded with other requests and notifications.

RSS feeds would be great because they allow you to follow particular discussions or topics with the help of a separate RSS reader (or a reader that can be used as add-on to your browser, email client, etc.). I am already using one and am monitoring various channels, blogs and fora with it. Would it be too complicated to introduce a separate RSS feed for each forum, so everyone can choose which forum he wants to monitor more closely?

Thanks for listening.


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-09-27 08:34]


Henry Dotterer
Local time: 19:13
RSS feeds of forums now available Sep 15, 2004

I will look into it...

(added later):

We have set up an RSS feed.

You can paste this URL into your RSS reader:
This will show topics from all public English forums.

In Mozilla, once you have installed the Sage extension you can just visit the URL and add it to your bookmarks under the Sage folder. Hitting ALT-S will cause the Sage sidebar to appear, then you just click on the link to see the forum topics.

If you want to view topics from just one specific forum, add the number of the forum to the end of the URL. Like this:

Here is a list of forums with their numbers:
Art of Translation and Interpreting
12 Translator resources
21 Translation techniques
22 Literature / Poetry
67 Interpreting

Business of Translation and Interpreting
8 Money matters
15 Getting established
18 Being independent
19 Business issues
88 Translators Associations

CAT Tools Support
1 CAT Tools Technical Help
65 Trados support
64 Fusion support
86 Wordfast support

54 General technical issues
29 Localization
9 Smart shoppers

69 Windows operating systems
68 Apple/Mac operating systems
70 Linux operating systems
71 Hardware

Software and Internet
72 Office applications
73 Software applications
75 Internet for translators
74 Safe computing
13 suggestions

Language studies
50 Linguistics
91 Professional development
80 Teaching languages
81 Multilingual families
82 Ancient languages
83 Artificial languages Features
48 KudoZ - KudoZ.NET
51 job systems
52 Forums
56 directory
32 Powwow organizers
23 Translator Coop
10 technical support

Events and Awards
16 Events & Announcements
17 Honors / Citations

Non-English forums
53 Ukrainian
24 Spanish
25 French
26 Italian
27 German
28 Portuguese
30 Russian
31 Bulgarian
33 Turkish
34 Chinese
35 Polish
36 Dutch
37 Romanian
38 Hungarian
39 Albanian
40 Japanese
41 Danish
42 Norwegian
43 Swedish
45 Arabic
46 Croatian
59 Bosnian
60 Catalan
62 Lithuanian
63 Greek
89 Serbian
90 Finnish
96 Latvian
97 Georgian

Off-topic / Other
44 Off topic
49 Lighter side of trans/interp

Character set issues have not yet been resolved entirely. Non-English forums may or may not not be fed correctly.


Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
English to Bulgarian
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Propose a RSS reader, please Sep 27, 2004

Can you propose a RSS reader utility?



Jaroslav Tomiczek  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:13
Member (2005)
English to Czech
FreeReader Sep 27, 2004

ivaylo wrote:

Can you propose a RSS reader utility?


Try FeedReader ( It is free software released under GPL.

[Edited at 2004-09-27 18:43]


Raymond Peat  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13
German to English
I use Newz Crawler Newsreader Sep 27, 2004

ivaylo wrote:

Can you propose a RSS reader utility?


I have been using Newz Crawler for other feeds for some time now. Seems OK.

price about 25 dollars after a free trial.

Up to now I have not used if for newsgroup-type forums just the news.

I understand that you have to be careful to avoid those with spyware.


Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:13
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A couple of newsreaders/add-ons Sep 27, 2004

I am sorry but I haven't been able to update this posting with a list of newsreaders/add-ons earlier.

Here's a list of utilities that can handle RSS/ATOM feeds:

Mozilla Firefox 1.0: from v1.0 on, Firefox is able to detect RSS feeds automatically and store all of them in a separate folder. For those of you who use an ealier version, try Sage or RSS Reader from the Extensions page.

FeedReader: Feedreader is an open source RSS reader for Windows. I used to read my RSS feeds with this reader, but then switched to Sage on Firefox.

Aggreg8: This is another add-on for Mozilla or Firefox.

NewsMonster: add-on for Mozilla.

Pluck: this is an add-on for Internet Explorer.

IntraVnews: If you prefer to receive RSS feeds via your mail client, this little tool - free for non-commercial use - can be used to read RSS feeds with Outlook.

IzyNews: IzyNews is an online service. You can subscribe to your feeds on their page, and they update a specific folder in your email client each time your RSS feeds are updated.

Newspipe: I haven't tried this one and don't know how exactly it works. It seems to deliver RSS feeds via email. It's open source.



[Edited at 2004-09-27 12:07]

[Edited at 2004-09-27 12:08]


ALAIN COTE (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:13
Japanese to French
Problem with the French forum Sep 29, 2004

Hi Henry. is OK, but I get no result when I try with (French Forum).

I can connect, but I get the following message : Feed doesn't contain any items.

Do you think it has something to do with the French accents (or the default language code specified in your rss file)?


Note : I used Feedreader 2.7

[Edited at 2004-09-29 08:09]

[Edited at 2004-09-29 12:16]


Parrot  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:13
Spanish to English
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Alain Sep 30, 2004

It works on my Feedreader 2.7...


ALAIN COTE (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:13
Japanese to French
Fixed by someone ? Sep 30, 2004

Parrot wrote:

It works on my Feedreader 2.7...

Yes, now it works for me too. Thanks ProZ !


Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:13
German to Spanish
With Opera 7.54 Oct 8, 2004 works fine!


[Edited at 2004-10-09 10:16]


Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:13
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German to Italian
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Problem with the German Forum Oct 18, 2004

Hi Henry,

I get an error with the German Forum: XML Parse Error.

Thanks for looking into it.



eng2chi  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:13
English to Chinese
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why is the problem of RSS feeds for Non-English forums still unsolved? Aug 28, 2007

why is the problem of RSS feeds for Non-English forums still unsolved yet?

For example, the feed for Chinese forum will return code errors in IE, and parse error in some RSS readers.

However, it is just due to the UTF-8 encoding issue when generating the page on the server side, with a proper mark of encoding scheme in the page.

I really hope Proz staff can solve it. It should not be an issue of three years, and an issue in the coming three years.


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