Chapter 9. Translate interface

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A.         Introduction

B.         Translate interface screen

A. Introduction

1. If one or more of your Navigation Languages is not yet incorporated in the Wildfire system, you will need to translate a set of interface words and phrases so that website visitors can understand the features of the website in that language.

2. If one of your Navigation Languages is a “language of wider use” (trade language) that will be used on several websites, a single set of interface translations may be completed, then shared among websites. Ask your Digital Publishing Manager or workshop trainer for help.

3. If there is a need for the Wildfire interface (“back end”) to be translated into a “language of wider use”, ask your Digital Publishing Manager or workshop trainer for help.

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B. Translate interface screen

1. In the Wildfire menu, click on Website languages, then click on submenu item Translate interface.

2. The "Translate interface" screen opens.

108. Wildfire Menu – Website languages – Translate interface

a) Click on the drop-down menu titled "Target language" to display a list of the Navigation Languages selected for your website.

b) Choose the language needing translation (usually your Publication Language) and click on the button Continue.

c) A working screen opens with a menu on the left showing categories.

(1) The text groups titled "Critical" and "Public Website" should all be translated into the Publication Language. These are words and phrases from the Wildfire system that website visitors will encounter on your website.

109. Translate each interface word or phrase

d) Click on one of the blue menu items to open a list of words and phrases in that group.

(1) Answer the question or translate each word or phrase in the blank space immediately under it.

(2) If the translation field contains a piece of text already, do not change this piece of text. Supply the translation for the rest of the phrase and include the piece of text in the appropriate location in the phrase.

110. Translation field with text already present


111. Phrase translated with unchanged piece of text in appropriate location

(3) If the phrase to be translated contains HTML code in arrow-head brackets, copy the HTML code into the translation field and translate the text between the <opening code> and the </closing code>.

112. Phrase with HTML code <b> </b>


113. HTML code copied; text translated between <b> and </b>

e) Click on the button Save and Continue at the bottom right before moving from one group of words and phrases to another.

f) Work through all the menu items until you have translated all the interface phrases.

(1) A menu item on the left changes from blue to green when you have translated all the phrases in that menu item.



This video for the module above is taken from the Wildfire Tutorial Video series.

29 Translate the Website Interface


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