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  • Grover
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    Fantastic news!

    Dear Rene,

    Glad to see someone acknowledging the quality issues of the current pack and actually doing something about it. Ofcourse we all appreciate the previous efforts being made, but in the end we need good results.

    So I am very, very interested to find out which results we get to see in september 2006 from this much anticipated project.

    Like I replied before, I think it's a very good decision to not translate the backend of VBulletin : that was one of my (many) frustrations of the previous translation. Ofcourse most dutch admins prefer the original english terminology : you are absolutely right about that. So you're not only saving costs...it saves us from further frustration also.

    Oh, I haven't got a colophon or 'about' page on my site yet, but when I do (when the Jelsoft CMS finally arrives....) I will be glad to credit your company and your translator there. I am certainly not a professional on the Dutch language, but when your pack arrives in August I will try to provide you with some feedback.

    Again, I applaud you for taking this project on. I have been using VBulletin for almost 5 (!) years now and I was never able to offer my visitors a proper Dutch Language Pack. It's fantastic news that we can expect a professional translation in september this year!

    Thank you for sponsoring this and keep up the good work : it's very much appreciated!

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  • renep
    started a poll New Dutch Translation in the works

    New Dutch Translation in the works

    83
    Great news!
    67.47%
    56
    Duh, you should translate the admin and mod panels as well.
    19.28%
    16
    The current Dutch language pack suits me fine.
    7.23%
    6
    vB on my Dutch forum is in English.
    6.02%
    5
    As discussed in the Dutch Language Pack discussion thread (now closed), I've decided to hire a professional translator to create a new and improved Dutch language pack. This will be an alternative to the current Dutch Language Pack, which IMO has too many quality issues. But let's not get in a debate about that: it's the result of much appreciated volunteer work.

    The translator is Ysolde Bentvelsen (Alacer). For one of my sites, she translated "Steve's Primer of Practical Persuasion and Influence" from English to Dutch in 2004.

    To save costs, we've decided to translate only the public frontend, not the control and moderator panels. Most Dutch admins probably prefer the original English terminology anyway.

    The work will be done in july of this year. The translation is sponsored by my company Applinet and will be made available, free of charge, to all licensed users of vBulletin (you'll be requested to credit the sponsor and translator in your colophon or 'about' page). I'll announce it in this thread. We'll collect feedback in august, and if needed, improvements will be made in september.

    So we should have a bright new Dutch Language Pack by mid-september 2006
    Last edited by renep; Tue 25 Apr '06, 11:45pm. Reason: changed link to specific page about the translation project
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