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As a localization professional I would like to share some thoughts. I'm not sure that all this can be implemented but still I'd want to describe a general concept.
What we need is basically an online CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tool. It does not have to be as advanced as commercial tools like SDL TMS or Liox TWS, but it should be able to do at least the following:

1) Process strings.xml files, allowing to edit meaningful text while preserving xml tags.
2) Display source and target (translated) strings in one view.
3) Maintain a centralized translation database. Such database is called Translation Memory ™. This would allow to re-use existing translations, thus simplifying the process for new translations, and to maintain translation consistency between various modules, skins, plugins etc.
4) Include at least a basic search feature throughout a working TM.

The workflow, as I imagine it, should be the following:
1) A translator loads a source (English) strings.xml into the tool. This strings.xml can from be any module - the main GUI, a skin, a plugin etc.
2) The tool auto-populates existing translations from a TM for their language.
3) The translator adds new translated strings and/or edits existing ones.
4) He/she commits completed translation into the TM. Or translated string are committed in the process, allowing to re-use similar strings throughout the file.
5) He/she saves the target strings.xml for their language.

Also it would be useful if this (imaginary Big Grin) tool had the following features:
1) At least basic QA features like spellchecking.
2) Similarity (concordance) analysis with suggesting possible translation. E.g. if there is a new string "Press LEFT to see a trailer" and a TM already includes translation for "Press RIGHT to see a trailer", the tool would suggest this translation with marking the difference.

AFAIK there are at least a couple free opensource CAT tools and, I don't know, maybe they can be used for XBMC too.
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State of the translation - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-06, 14:33
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-06, 16:44
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-25, 12:26
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-25, 23:33
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-26, 18:14
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-27, 00:41
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-27, 13:08
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-27, 13:58
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[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-01-29, 19:40
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-29, 21:02
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-29, 21:30
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-29, 21:48
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-01-29, 21:49
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-01-29, 21:57
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-29, 23:29
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-31, 00:30
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-01-31, 01:23
[No subject] - by queeup - 2012-01-31, 02:15
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-31, 09:21
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-01-31, 22:00
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-01, 00:50
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-01, 14:48
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[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-02, 08:12
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-02, 10:09
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-02, 21:40
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-02, 22:31
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-02, 23:13
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-02, 23:21
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-02, 23:26
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-03, 00:34
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-03, 21:14
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-04, 00:35
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-04, 12:31
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-02-04, 13:24
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-04, 13:57
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-02-04, 14:26
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-04, 15:49
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-05, 01:33
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-05, 22:33
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-02-05, 22:49
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-06, 00:55
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-02-06, 19:48
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-06, 20:36
[No subject] - by takoi - 2012-02-06, 21:03
[No subject] - by NEOhidra - 2012-02-06, 22:51
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-06, 23:08
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-06, 23:21
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-08, 23:48
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-09, 09:28
[No subject] - by NEOhidra - 2012-02-09, 19:06
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-09, 22:22
[No subject] - by NEOhidra - 2012-02-09, 22:39
[No subject] - by alanwww1 - 2012-02-09, 22:54
[No subject] - by viljoviitanen - 2012-02-10, 08:54
RE: State of the translation - by takoi - 2012-03-28, 15:52
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-03-30, 15:16
RE: State of the translation - by Troopie - 2012-03-31, 08:33
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-04-01, 15:05
RE: State of the translation - by takoi - 2012-05-09, 12:35
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-05-09, 15:27
RE: State of the translation - by takoi - 2012-05-09, 15:42
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-05-09, 16:02
RE: State of the translation - by takoi - 2012-05-09, 16:14
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-05-09, 16:29
RE: State of the translation - by takoi - 2012-05-09, 16:56
RE: State of the translation - by alanwww1 - 2012-05-09, 17:26
RE: State of the translation - by Ressa - 2013-07-18, 16:48
RE: State of the translation - by blittan - 2013-07-23, 16:03
RE: State of the translation - by CaBrA - 2014-11-06, 14:07


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