Distributed Translation Network
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Examples of multilingual, open content projects:
- How to decide what language to show your visitors? (By browser language? IP? Both?)
- Where to encourage conversation? On the source blog, on the translations?
- Detect browser language and make recommendations to visitors. (Or, present them with different content.)
- When edits are made to a source text, all translators are notified of the changed text.
Different subdomain sites for each language (like Wikipedia) versus one multilingual site:
- Separate sites: Easier to build a community around one language.
- Localized sites: Multilingual commentary in one place.
How content translation projects can share content and avoid duplication?
- One option is using a central service like WWL.
- A fear is that if WWL goes down, then all those translations go down (unless backed up).
- A meta tag that points to a translation so when we search for content, if that content is available in another language, then a link to that translation shows up in the google search results. (So any translator can search to see if a text has already been translated.)