this is just to let you know that I've updated the Website editing and
translation guide now, to include the info that was missing.
If you see something that should be explained better, or find that
something is missing in the guide, please send a message to the list (or
ask for Wiki editing permissions) ;)
you guys are great :) - Thanks!
Victor, I'm afraid you translated the page on staging.inkscape.org... :(
We'll have to transfer your translations to the live website. Duarte, do
you think you could help with this?
I couldn't find your account at inkscape.org, Victor, to give you
translators' permissions - what is your username?
And you're right, translating is a lot of work, that's why we are so happy
to have you to support Duarte ;) - even if the languages aren't exactly
the same, it's a great thing if some of the work can be shared.
(Anybody here wants to translate the German developer pages, maybe? ;) )
As the web site editor isn't always intuitive in its usage, I'd like to
give some hints for inserting links (I think this isn't yet very well
described in the document on our Wiki - I'll update that soon with some
pictures as well):
For links, whereever possible, please everyone use the Link plugins.
In the editor, there is a dropdown on the top left.
The thing is that internal links (from one page at inkscape.org to another
one) will be adapted automatically, if, for example, a page is moved or
renamed. So if you link to the 'About' page, for example, and someone
moves that page to another menu section, your link will not need to be
It's a little more work now, but it will save us work later. They also do
not need to be adapted for the language, this is done automatically.
So to insert an internal link, do the following:
- Write the word(s) you want to use as text for the link.
- Mark them.
- Use the dropdown for plugins, select 'Link'
- Fill in all info (use the dropdown for internal links)
To edit a 'plugin link', just doubleclick on it.
What will not work with plugin links:
- Copying a plugin link to use it more than once (it lives in the
database, and only can exist once, and also only in the text block where
it was created)
- Editing the text of a plugin link in the editor window directly.
As I said, not intuitive...
To get contents from the English pages to your own language's page, use
the dropdown at the top ('language') and select 'Copy all plugins from
English'. This will make duplicates of all plugins (a different entry in
the database), they can be edited by double-clicking on them.
Long read, sorry!
Thanks for all your hard work,
after the conclusion of the Hackfest, we now have a news article that
explains what was done, and expresses a big Thank you! to everybody who
You can find it for translation here:
(it's long - but easier to translate than some of the other articles :)
, at least it was for me)
You might also notice a few other changes on the website:
- the Hackfest donation page was taken out of the menu (I kept it in the
system for next time, your translations are not lost)
- all links to the Hackfest donation page were removed from the 'Support
Us' pages, in all languages ;)
- a few social media icons have been added (and the 'Follow us on' might
need translation - for most languages I was able to do the trick, but
please take a look if I got it right, and compare with the corresponding
here: http://inkscape.org/ (bottom left) and
here: https://inkscape.org/community/ (top)
- The Books page (https://inkscape.org/learn/books/) has received an
update, and now also contains links to the man page and the keyboard
reference. It might be that its title will still change. It's not a lot
of work, but it will improve access to important documentation - could
you update your versions?
- The FAQ now contains an item about the keyboard reference
which still needs to be inserted in all languages other than English.
If you'd like to know even more details about the technical questions
our devs talked about at the Hackfest, you might also like to read the
report by Tav in our Wiki:
Thank you all for your great work on making Inkscape accessible for