This article will explain how to translate STK into another language.
There are two main methods :
- the first is web-based and involves using the Launchpad web interface for translations. This is now the recommended method.
- the second is desktop based and involves using poEdit to edit the STK .po file. This method is deprecated because after you edited the file this way you would need to send it to us and then we need to update the STK file manually (whereas it's quite automatic when using Launchpad). If you still wish to go this way see translating with poedit
Online translations on Launchpad
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To translate STK you must go to the STK project on Launchpad : https://translations.launchpad.net/stk To translate STK, you must have a Launchpad account :
If you don't have a Launchpad account you can easily create one :
Then you need to join the "Launchpad Translators" group. Simply go to https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-translators and click on "Join this team" on the right.
Alternatively you can also join the "STK" team at https://launchpad.net/~stk
See existing translations
After you are logging in, go back to STK's Launchpad Home
Don't forget to click on view all languages !
Starting a new translation
To start a translation for a language that currently does not exist, first visit your user's page and set your languages : https://launchpad.net/people/+me/+editlanguages
Then, when you have done this, you can go back to the main STK translation page and your language will appear in the list, ready to be clicked.
Then you can start translating SuperTuxKart by clicking on the language you want.
e.g. with the Irish language :
Once you have translated STK, scroll down and click on save and continue :
From time to time, you will meet some format strings :
- %s, %i, %d : something will be inserted instead of the %x, simply add the same format strings in the translation. Not that these format strings do not specify order, so they need to appear in your translation in the same order as in the original string
- %0, %1, etc... : those are like the above ones, but are ordered (%0 is the first inserted value, %1 is the second inserted value, etc.). The advantage of those is that the translation does not need to insert the values in the same order as the original string. Note that you can use these format strings in your translation even if the original string uses the first (unordered) format string.
- %1$s, %2$s, etc... : those are like the above ones, but are ordered (%1$s is the first inserted value, %2$s is the second inserted value, etc.). %1$s is equivalent to %0, %2$s is equivalent to %1, etc. The reason this syntax is supported is simply because it's more standard than the %0 syntax described above.