Wikieducator tutorial/Translations

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This page describes ways of presenting learning resources (wiki pages) in more than one language.

Whole Courses

If the resource is a whole course which would need significant localisation, it is probably best placed in the target language instance of WikiEducator (e.g. for French: ) under an appropriate name. If you do this, cross-reference resources by inserting a cross-wiki link as follows:

e.g. For an English page on Free software, refer to the French version by inserting: [[fr:Logiciel libre]]
to refer to the Spanish version: [[es:Software libre]]
etc. (Check that the target pages exist first!)

This will create links at the bottom of the left-hand panel of the WikiEducator page. See the Software libre page for an example.

Page Translations

If the resource is a wiki page which would benefit with multiple language versions, then use the Languages template which provides a navigation bar to the various translations.

The English page serves as the "base". The French page would be created as a sub-page of the English page called [[<the name of English page>/fr]], the Spanish version of the page would be [[<name of English page>/es]], the Chinese version of the page would be [[<name of English page>/zh]], etc.

At the top of each page (i.e. the English version, the French/Chinese/etc. version) insert the following:

{{Languages|<the name of the English page>}}

For example, for this page (called [["Wikieducator tutorial/Translations"]]) insert:

{{Languages|Wikieducator tutorial/Translations}}

Then create the translation pages as sub-pages of the English page.

For example, for this page, the French translation would go into: [[Wikieducator tutorial/Translations/fr]],

the Chinese translation would go into [[Wikieducator tutorial/Translations/zh]]


At the top of both of those new pages (for French and Chinese) insert the same template reference:

{{Languages|<the name of the English page>}}

For this page's translations that would be:

{{Languages|Wikieducator tutorial/Translations}}.

Then, have a bilingual person translate the English placing the result into the target page.

e.g. for French: [[Wikieducator tutorial/Translations/fr]].

If you would like each page to have the title in the target language, then insert:

{{MyTitle|<title in target language>}}

Click on the other language links above to see this.

Another example: the page on Software libre.

These navigation bars can be themed - examples.

PS For the above to work on one of the other WE localisations, the Languages template would have to be set up there.

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