Translation Team/Pootle Alternative Language

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Sometimes it would be very useful to be able to see translation of one language while translating into another language. For example, this can be very useful while translating into indigenous languages in Latin America or Francophone Africa.

Log in

Go to the Sugar Labs Pootle server

In the dark blue bar on the top of the page, login by clicking on "Log In" in the upper right hand corner. If you are not registered on the Pootle server, you will need to Register first as settings are part of your account's profile.


Change Account Options

Once you log in you will see that the options available on the top bar change, you will now see "My Account" as an option.


Interface Language

Select "My Account" and then "Settings" (from the tabs below the dark blue bar). Towards the top, select the language for the Pootle interface "Interface Language".


Alternative Source Language

Scroll down lower and select the "Alternative Source Language" that you would like to display while translating. Click on the "Save" button to save these changes.


How the screen will appear

When you go to a language project to begin translating, you will see the English original string in a box on the left with the Alternative Source Language (if available) in a box below it. Type your new translations into the box on the right.