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cburgmer cburgmer 2010-02-19 17:49 2010-02-19 17:49:09 link permalink

Finding contributors (to the code): Why don't you guys (& girls) share (i.e. open source) your site's code on say github? First that would make this a truly "open source" project, and secondly people could help add features. Think about it.
Some guys here seem pretty eager to get their features implemented ;)

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sysko sysko 2010-02-19 19:24 2010-02-19 19:24:43 link permalink

In fact the code is already available on a svn public repository (with read only access and a AGPL licence (I'm a bit FOSS fanatic), but I don't think we're against code contributors, so write access can be granted for motivated code-contributors)

after why it's not explicity written somewhere on the website, hmm I think (Trang has maybe much relevant reason than me) it's because the project lacks documentation and is in a rewriting / cleaning phase, so we prefer to show a pretty reviewed code ^^

but if you want to take a look, I can give you the repo in private message

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cburgmer cburgmer 2010-02-19 19:38 2010-02-19 19:38:25 link permalink

Wrt link to repo: depends on the language. I ain't touching PHP :p

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sysko sysko 2010-02-19 20:23 2010-02-19 20:23:28 link permalink

it's PHP :p

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cburgmer cburgmer 2010-02-19 20:35 2010-02-19 20:35:48 link permalink

http://tatoeba.org/fre/sentences/show/366507

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sysko sysko 2010-02-19 20:45 2010-02-19 20:45:47 link permalink

Hehe, to be honnest the use of PHP is more about an historical choice ( i would like python too :p)

TRANG TRANG 2010-02-19 20:29 2010-02-19 20:29:33 link permalink

Like sysko said, we are actually open source. The reason why it's not promoted anywhere is because:

1) The code hasn't met my standards of elegance yet... Still too many parts that make me cringe when I look at them.

2) We still don't have a sound methodoly and organization in our way of working and I really don't have time to manage more people ^^'

(we're in PHP though, sorry :P)

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cburgmer cburgmer 2010-02-19 20:48 2010-02-19 20:48:37 link permalink

Good enough. Desolé for the PHP part, but then it's self-inflicted :)

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Nemo Nemo 2010-02-21 16:21 2010-02-21 16:21:11 link permalink

Something this thread brings up, the user interface should be stored in a cookie, not as part of the URL. French is easy enough, but what if I click http://tatoeba.org/chi/sentences/show/366507/ and I'm new and/or don't read Chinese? I'm stuck and have to go back, close the window, or start over at the main page. Quick and Dirty fix would be change all of the languages to something like "English - English; Francais - French; zhongwen - Chinese; nihongo - Japanese" etc. (Not suggesting they be romanized, I just don't feel like dealing with my IME.) Not trying to be Anglocentric, but most people can decipher language names in English.

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sysko sysko 2010-02-21 16:59 2010-02-21 16:59:55 link permalink

it is stored in the session,

moreover at the top of each pages you have a menu to change the language interface ;-) with the name of each language in it's own way (français,english, 中文 ...) and when changing it reload the page with the new language, and change the language of your session
and all new pages you want to show will be displayed in this language

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Nemo Nemo 2010-02-21 17:04 2010-02-21 17:04:49 link permalink

My point is, not everyone knows Chinese/Japanese. In fact the vast majority cannot read a single character. So they arrive at a page, seeing "中文" at the top is of little or no help, nor is "日本語". It's not a problem for you, not a problem for me, but sit some random people down at the page at tell them to navigate it.

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sysko sysko 2010-02-21 17:08 2010-02-21 17:08:30 link permalink

ok, agree, will see to make it clearer :)