Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#16594 closed enhancement (fixed)

Decide about adding more translations

Reported by: karsten Owned by: metrics-team
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Component: Metrics/ExoneraTor Version:
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Right now, ExoneraTor only supports English and German. We should think about adding more translations. Some parts of this process are probably easy: we could probably put up the English file on Transifex and manually add or update translation files like we did with the German translation.

The harder part is that we want to be really sure that translations are not misleading for law enforcement people. Maybe that means that we'll want translators to be lawyers or to have consulted a lawyer in their country before submitting translations. Or maybe we'll just want a second person to confirm that a translation is correct before making it available.

What do our lawyers say?

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by karsten

Here are some remarks from discussing this ticket with the Community Team yesterday:

  • isabela offers help with the (Brazilian) Portuguese translation.
  • Phoul and Sebastian offer help with adding strings to Transifex.
  • We should make sure that all translations are at least reviewed by a second person on Transifex. Phoul mentions that many Transifex teams have reviewers already.
  • ailanthus suggests reaching out to CCC or EFF for help finding lawyers to review translations.
  • isabela suggests adding a note that the translation is for common understanding and that users should refer to the English version for an officially approved interpretation of search results. (We'll want to run this sentence by our lawyers, too.)

By the way, we shouldn't start this translation process yet until the English text is more final. Let's give it another week or two.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by karsten

Owner: set to metrics-team
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by karsten

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

We do have a couple of translations: Deutsch, English, français, română, svenska. We went by total exit probability by country to decide which languages to support. I think this task is done. We can always do more, but we don't need this ticket as a reminder. Closing.

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