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Translate the images on the front page


Description scootergrisen 2017-03-21 14:52:43 CET
When i visit https://xfce.org/ i see the image(s) and wish it was translated.
By that i mean that the screenshots was take using my language (danish).

It would be smart if there was an automatic way of taking the same screenshots multiple times but in different languages.

If someone could make it automatic that would be cool, but if not then i would like to be able to translate those 6 screenshots on the front page so they appear with danish translation.

If its only 6 screenshots its not so much work.

And then it would be nice if there was a page with instructions on how to set up the windows etc. before taking the screenshots.
Comment 1 Skunnyk editbugs 2017-05-10 14:09:44 CEST
I don't know how to handle "translated" screenshot with the current setup.
About the instructions on how to set up the windows, themes, icons etc before taking the screenshots, you can look at https://docs.xfce.org/contribute/documentation
Comment 2 scootergrisen 2017-05-10 23:03:37 CEST
It would be silly to ask 32 translators to use the exact same setup and place the windows the same and make them take screenshots and compress them and submit them etc.

If we are only talking about the 6 images on the front page then one person could do it if its possible to change language without having to logout and login again and then make that one person switch language 32 times or how many languages there are and take screenshots in all languages.

If this only needs to be done on each new Xfce release and its only like 6 images on the front page it should not be so hard.

Was it 3 years between Xfce 4.10 and Xfce 4.12 ?
So 6 images x 32 languages onces every 3 years.

Maybe i could take 6 images to test it for danish language first.
It is possible to have the screenshot in multiple language now?
Comment 3 Pasi Lallinaho editbugs 2017-05-23 01:08:24 CEST
With the recent updates for the website, each of the slides is now composed of multiple screenshots that are stitched together.

Technically we don't support changing the images yet, but this is doable with the website code. My worry is that since taking those screenshots with correct window sizes (along with all of the screenshot guidelines) isn't trivial it might not get done for many languages, so it might not be worth it to implement this feature to begin with.

With the new slideshow we're also able to overlay any text or other HTML elements on each slide. I'm not sure if we want to play around with this feature, but one option is to make the current tooltips visible on the slideshow. These are translatable already.

Another option could be creating one more slide that was specifically meant to be translatable – eg. just one screenshot for a window in the target language. This slide could then be shown if the screenshot exists for the current language and hidden if not.

Before implementing anything, I would like to hear from others what they think about these alternatives.
Comment 4 Pasi Lallinaho editbugs 2017-05-23 01:12:07 CEST
I forgot to mention each slide has a version that is optimized for mobile sizes as well, so it would be a minimum of two screenshots per language even with the latter option.
Comment 5 scootergrisen 2017-05-23 01:49:28 CEST
I noticed it says "Mär" on the clock in slide 5.
So i thought as a fun alternative each slide could be in a different language instead of all english.
So the slides dont just give examples on how Xfce can look like graphical but also when using different language.
Like one could be japanese and another could be a right to left language and stuff like that.
Its not really what i wanted but might be fun.
Comment 6 Pasi Lallinaho editbugs 2017-05-30 14:05:17 CEST
This sounds much more sensible than allowing all slides to be "translated". Maybe it can be a good target for the 4.14 release-time updates.
Comment 7 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-20 18:39:23 CEST
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Bug #13448

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Reported on: 2017-03-21
Last modified on: 2020-05-20


Pasi Lallinaho
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