Hi Olli :)
On 15/03/2010, at 11:02 PM, Olli wrote:
Hello, thanks for your suggestion. I have one question about Pootle:
When I submit a translation for a string, does Pootle add it to a waiting queue (=suggestion) or does Pootle automatically add it as a translation?
Each translator is given access rights to the project. A current TuxPaint translator would be given both suggestion rights and translation rights. (A new translator would start with suggestion rights. Someone we don't know, who just registered, would only be able to view the translation, until s/he got in touch and showed genuine interest in TuxPaint. This protects your files from inexperienced translators and "just anyone".)
So, once you register, you email me your username and language, and I assign you suggestion and translation rights. :)
These are two different actions. In the Pootle interface, under the input field there is a button for "Suggest" and a button for "Submit".
If you're only making a suggestion (you're not sure about the translation, or you're commenting on someone else's translation), then after typing in your suggested translation, you hit the "Suggest" button. The suggestion is immediately shown in the interface, so the next person with translation rights can decide whether to keep it or not. You can even do this with your own suggestions, later. ;)
If you want to add or edit a translation, you enter your translated string, then hit the "Submit" button. Your translation is immediately saved into the file, and shown in the interface. You can always go back and edit it, at any time.
I hope this answers your question. :)
Vietnamese Free Software Translation Team