User talk:Mehmetkir

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The KMail page418:50, 3 August 2011
Welcome to the Translator group011:48, 3 August 2011

The KMail page

Hi. Everything looks fine,except for the category statements. Like links, the first part is, in effect, a system call, so stays in English. Then you have the problem of words that are shared between languages, since you would then not have pages where every link was in the same language. We get around that by adding the language code after category names. Unforunately I hadn't noticed that in the past categories for the Turkish pages were not following this rule. I have created the page Category:Ofis/tr and made sure that existing pages referred to that, deleting the old Category:Ofis page. If you have time, perhaps you could helpp me get the other Turkish pages moved to correctly named category pages.

To ensure consistency between translations, could you please propose category names for Turkish pages under - that would be a great help.

Thanks for your work Face-smile.png

17:59, 3 August 2011

Thanks for informing me about the problem. But i am very sorry, i am kind of newbie, so i don't understand the actual problem. Maybe you can explain it to me a little more clearly, so i can help you; i want to help you, indeed. :)

Best regards,

Mehmet KIR

18:09, 3 August 2011

Don't worry about it. I'll try to explain why the problem arises, and how to correct it. The fault was not yours, though. I had failed to spot that an earlier contributor had not understood it either.

Some languages from the same root use certain words in common, yet the language may be quite different, semantically. Scandinavian languages are a good example of this. Because of this, we have to take care that we make it quite clear which language a page belongs to. We want users to be able to click on a category name at the end of a page and be quite confident that the pages listed there will all be in the language (s)he understands.

After talking to some experienced translators we came to the conclusion that adding the language code to the category name would solve that problem.

Where pages have been added to the wrong category, such as Turkish pages in the Internet category, all that is needed is that you should open the Internet category page and from there open each page that is in Turkish. Using the translation system, you then edit the last string, changing Category:Internet to Category:Internet/tr. If the category links are displayed in red it will simply mean that you need a single sentence (or more if it helps) describing the kind of pages that will be listed there. You can check the English category pages if you are unsure about that.

I'm very happy that you are helping, so don't worry if you don't understand everything first time. Ask as often as you need to Face-smile.png

18:50, 3 August 2011

Okay, i tried to propose category names for Turkish pages under the link that you gave.

Could you chech it out, please?


Mehmet KIR

18:23, 3 August 2011

I added /tr onto Yapılandırma, but apart from that, it looks fine, thanks.

18:40, 3 August 2011

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11:48, 3 August 2011

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