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After answering a French request I noticed something confusing. If I add "uselang=fr" at the end of the FAQ 75 I see that the FAQ is still completely in English, but if I scroll down and select "Français" in the drop down menu "Change language:" the page is different and there is some part translated in French, as well as other information that is not even in the English FAQ.

So, it seems that there's two versions of French FAQs... I wanted to translate the FAQ 75, but in a version it's already done. How can I know which version I should translate and we cannot give a link the the French version that is associated with the drop down menu, unless there's another code to add after the URL of the FAQ ?

Humeur actuelle: confused confused

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pauamma From: pauamma Date: le 09 septembre 2009 19:02 (UTC) (Lien)
That should be &uselang=fr, not uselang=fr. (Was that a typo in your post?)
alexia_drake From: alexia_drake Date: le 09 septembre 2009 19:16 (UTC) (Lien)
Haha ! I'm sooo relieved that this is only because "&" was missing. I usually write it and I'll go fix my answer on the request, since it was not yet approved. It would have been awful if there was two versions.

But it's true that the English version is really different than the French version. Should I translate and remove the things that is not in the Enslish version or you plan to do it ? I could do it here in a comment instead of spamming the community again.

Edited at 2009-09-09 19:30 (UTC)
pauamma From: pauamma Date: le 09 septembre 2009 19:39 (UTC) (Lien)
Sure, do it. (I'd get around to it eventually, but if you're using it in a support answer, nothing wrong with jumping ahead.)
alexia_drake From: alexia_drake Date: le 09 septembre 2009 23:18 (UTC) (Lien)

FAQ 75 in French

First, maybe the title should be changed from "Quelles sont les commandes spécifiques de LJ? Que font-elles?" to This to match the one in English:
"Comment cacher une partie de mon entrée derrière un lien? Qu'est-ce qu'un lj-cut?"

It will be to late for the request, since it got approved, but at least it will be translated for the next time. Tell me if something needs to be fixed or if there's something I'm doing incorrectly. I used the Code Source of the English version to make this, so I don't know if all the "div", "li"... codes have to be in my translation or not.

Sorry for editing my comment one more time, but I noticed that all the "div" codes are gone and the lj-cut are showing instead of looking like this (with spaces to make it show up) & lt;lj-cut& gt; but it wouldn't be long to fix if you copy all in a text file and use the Find & Replace function. Anyway, I have the whole FAQ in a text file just in case and I'm looking forward to be more useful in the future.

Edited at 2009-09-09 23:38 (UTC)
pauamma From: pauamma Date: le 10 septembre 2009 19:41 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: FAQ 75 in French

Thanks a bunch! I basically used your translation with a few corrections and wording changes. Some of those are because you can't (yet) use the full translation interface, so you don't see the FAQ source text.

A few things are (unwritten) style conventions of the French translation:
- Unaccented caps (E instead of É)
- The French translation doesn't use caps nearly as much as the English original - as a rule of thumb, only the first letter of the title (and sometimes not even that), not the first letter of each word.
- I try to use   before :;!? following a long-ago discussion with souze (I think it's a general French typographical convention, but I don't remember the details). FAQ titles (the questions) can't use &... sequences, though, so I just use a space there and in email text.

One thing, too: check your spelling and grammar before submitting - I noticed a few number and gender mismatches.

In a nutshell, keep up the good work, and thanks.
alexia_drake From: alexia_drake Date: le 10 septembre 2009 19:55 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: FAQ 75 in French

Ok, thanks for the feedback.
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