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Translating Posts into other languages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Localization: The state of the nation? Automatic translator See also: We need to help non-English-speakers somehow Could we have some sort of 'translating ...
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StackExchange localization, again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Localization: The state of the nation? I want to ask it again, when? I read this and this and answered definitely yes, but it was year ago. Any progress on the subject. And I ...
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Help translate the Stack Exchange UI (unofficial)

Earlier this year, I saw a post written by Pekka asking what the state of the nation was regarding localisation. Rob replied that localisation was creeping up Stack Exchange's list of priorities, but ...
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Please preserve spaces before punctuation in title. At least unbreakable ones

The SE engine removes spaces before question marks in question titles. A title such as “Différence entre ‘patte’ et ‘pâte’ ?” gets rewritten without the space before “?”, no matter what I try to do. ...
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How about translating the SO FAQ into foreign languages?

A lot of the questions that get downvoted and closed on SO are asked by non-native English speakers. Sometimes unfairly, because there is a good question behind some unusual or plain bad wording. I'...
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Tags cannot have accented characters?

On the newly created French Language & Usage (private beta started today), I tried to have a tag named évolution, but the accent on the é is lost. The SE engine really should allow accents on tags....
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Chat support for ASCII printable characters and Unicode

Currently parts of the chat engine ignore Unicode characters and punctuation, so if someone's name consists of non-Latin characters it's impossible to ping them. Presumably there are Stack ...
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Use "August 6th" instead of "8/6" in maintenance messages [closed]

There's currently a system message about an upcoming maintenance, which uses the M/D date format: There will be a short network wide outage starting on 8/6 19:00 UTC for system maintenance This ...
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Add something like "Native language" to the user profile

Preface This post is very loosely related to this one regarding issues international users may have, but I'm covering different ground with this one. Proposal The prevalent language used on the Stack ...
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Automatic translator feature by connecting Google Translate?

How about putting a button (activated by a configuration option) to automatically connect with Google Translate, and translate any message into the user´s specified language without exiting from the ...
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How we can establish useful, thriving communities in other languages?

Joel asked this question on this blog post. I've looked through the questions in this area here, and seen the official policy, but I don't see anything related to that blog post, so this is asking ...
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Localization: The state of the nation?

Out of mere idle curiosity, what is the state of internationalizing the Stack Exchange engine and community creation process? Specifically: A fully localizable UI A crowdsourcing interface to get ...
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Can I use these sites in Korean?

I'm a student in Korea. Can I use Stack Exchange sites in Korean?
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Can we change "You have 1 new answer; 1 new comment" to something grammatically correct?

When you get new answers and comments, Stack Overflow tells you "You have 1 new answer; 1 new comment." As far as I understand, that's not how semicolons work. Here are a couple suggestions for what ...
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Is it possible to internationalize the Stack Exchange UI elements?

I see that its possible to have questions/answers in any language. Is it possible to have fully localized user interface as well - all menus, links, buttons etc? We are looking to build Russian law QA ...
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Should niche sites be allowed to be multi-lingual?

I understand why Stack Overflow is English-only, and agree with this, but in the response from Jeff to an interesting suggestion from Oscar Reyes, he notes that "for Stack Exchange, this is a ...
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Localized (or foreign language only) Area51 site [duplicate]

Hi all, I understand the StackOverflow team is not fond of localized content. However, what about localized area51 sites ? As an example, I'm thinkg about requesting a french only DIY house ...
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Internationalization and Localization of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Other language localization Wikipedia Style Localization By the popularity of SO, does our Stack Overflow team has any ideas about internationalizing and localizing ...
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'Recent' fails to show latest reputation points, comments etc. at times

I tried to search for this and apparently there isn't any related features related to user timezone offsets which sorts of makes me think this isn't a localization bug but anyways: At the very point ...
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Please add Right To Left text support in Stack Exchange

You know, some of us read right to left... Certain sites like Mi Yodeya and Islam have an obvious need for this, as Arabic and Hebrew are Right To Left (RTL) languages. Many answers on those sites ...
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Add meta-tag to support internationalization

Not intending to change its current "declined" status, just to facilitate the understanding of the suggestion The request is to allow content in languages other than English. This is how it would ...
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Wikipedia Style Localization

This was inspired by Other language localization (and I'm sure others) I only speak one natural language, but can understand the frustration as-well-as appreciate the value of multiple languages. ...
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Make times on the site in user's local time zone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user’s time zone? Times on comments, questions, answers, etc (on the tool tip) are expressed in UTC. This ...
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Other language localization

Many "beginner" developers would like SO in other languages (German, French, Spanish). Will this be possible someday?
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Localized versions of Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I don't think Stack Overflow should allow questions in other languages, do they? I often hear comments like "I wish we had Stack Overflow in our language". Are there any plans to make Stack Overflow ...

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