Web GUI in Spanish



  • We would be willing to pay 100 dollars for you to introduce in “Settings” an option to place the GUI in Spanish.

    It is easy. You only have to put variable that they take the data of a text file with the equivalent of assignment of variables in Spanish.

    We would be willing to translate to the Spanish language all the new modifications of the text file with variables, with each new version.

    It would be it something very interesting since the Spanish language is from all over the world the second more important language, after English. Pfsense would become a firewall with international entrance.

    What do you say of this proposal?

    CARLOS MESA



  • Actually that is not that simple as it appears to be. You have to touch EVERY single page and introduce a new system for replacing all the different blurbs and have things like fontattributes, links, mouseover hints  and so on still working in multi languages. At the same time it makes the code more unreadable. I think none of the devs think that diving in this kind of work makes sense in the current state the project is in and if it makes sense at all is another topic to discuss (lots of high priced commercial devices don’t offer this as well). Sure, offering money for a feature could change the point of view a bit but we are talking about A LOT of work here.



  • The easiest way to do this would also be the hardest to template out everything in a way which would look for separate config files for each language. Granted it’s a real pain and a lot of work to do.



  • I think that remove all the text from the page to make it loaded from an external file, is not so good during the develpment.
    My idea is to leave the english text and add a tag to identify that:

    Old Code:

    
    System: Advanced functions
    
    <form action="system_advanced.php" method="post" name="iform" id="iform">
    
    **Note:** the options on this page are intended for use by advanced users only.
    
    New code:
    

    System: Advanced functions

    Note: the options on this page are intended for use by advanced users only.

    
    And, if the language is different from english pars the text to replace the text between the tag.
    
    I know that this is not the best way to do multilanguage interface, but this is the best I can think to do that ad leave easy the development.</form>
    
    


  • What needs to happen is for us to settle down with a template system with gettext support.

    Then this is possible but by no means is it easy work.



  • I don’t believe that it is so difficult. I am only speaking of having a webGUI in Spanish. Only that.

    We have collaborated in other translations to Spanish of other projects. It is not so difficult. I place you a localization example to Spanish carried out by us: http://www.insidepro.com

    It is based it on placing texts like variables.

    Then, a called file exists SPANISH.LNG that contains the equivalent of each variable in Spanish. Of course, there is a called file ENGLISH.LNG with all the texts in English. And so forth.

    I am willing to pay 200 dollars for this work.

    I believe that Pfsense in several languages would be fantastic, and the best firewall in the whole market. With this system, you would find people that wanted to translate to their language the texts. It is possible that in little time you were able to have Pfsense in 10 or more languages. Something incredible.

    It is more complicated for the development, but Pfsense it will win an international prestige that other commercial firewalls doesn’t have.

    CARLOS MESA



  • We are working on that as I talk. Is the deal still up?



  • Is better because we go up the offer to 600 dollars.

    If you are interested you can contact with me in carlosmesa(dot__)carlosmesa.com

    I hope Pfsense can be in Spanish some day.

    CARLOS MESA

    Gettext http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/



  • Finally we have taken charge the adaptation from the code to Fernando Lemos, of Netfiler.com.br so that Pfsense can be in Spanish, and in any other language.

    Fernando will charge the 600 dollars that we offered for this work.

    Thanks to other people that have contacted with me to make this work.

    CARLOS MESA



  • Please note that this situation has changed.

    Freekazoide has done all the heavy hitting and implemented all the gettext() changes required.  He is now translating to Portugese.

    With that said, we need volunteers for other languages.  Who wants to help??    Spanish and German are accounted for so far.



  • Hi,

    I can take charge of translating to the Spanish language. Where is the file in English for me to begin to translate to Spanish? I have time for me to be the official translator to Spanish.

    CARLOS MESA





  • Ok,

    I begin with the translation. In some days I will have the translation from this file to Spanish. When I finish, where do I send the file in Spanish?

    CARLOS MESA





  • I can traslate into italian…
    Where is the English version of the file to start from?

    Thanks!



  • @Emab:

    I can traslate into italian…
    Where is the English version of the file to start from?

    Thanks!

    4 posts above this.

    –Bill


  • Banned

    @Emab:

    I can traslate into italian…
    Where is the English version of the file to start from?

    Thanks!

    You can get the file messages.po from cvs (http://pfsense.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/pfSense/usr/local/www/language/en/LC_MESSAGES/)
    translate for italian and send for us.

    Thanks !


  • Banned



  • I’m taking the french 😉



  • I’m currently working on the Danish - and I have a question: Is it possible to change the y/n to j/n (Danish Yes = Ja) ???
    Looking forward for your answers… 😉

    –-------------------------
    Anders Hansen


  • Banned

    Yes !  😎

    in file messages.po contains only label of button ou text html, the value of form to be continue “yes”, so, you translate only label or text html.



  • I will try to do Dutch (Nederlands), I will send it in as soon as it is complete.



  • polish here!



  • Just a reply to say that I’m about to reach the 50% of the translation for the french one.



  • @carlosmesa:

    We would be willing to pay 100 dollars for you to introduce in “Settings” an option to place the GUI in Spanish. 
     
    It is easy. You only have to put variable that they take the data of a text file with the equivalent of assignment of variables in Spanish. 
     
    We would be willing to translate to the Spanish language all the new modifications of the text file with variables, with each new version. 
     
    It would be it something very interesting since the Spanish language is from all over the world the second more important language, after English. Pfsense would become a firewall with international entrance. 
     
    What do you say of this proposal?

    CARLOS MESA

    there are lot more important things and fixes that should be implemented for pfSense rather than adding a language support which will not increase whether the functionaltiy nor usability in my opinion. It is a waste of time for these guys who are putting effort on this system.
    thanks



  • @doush:

    @carlosmesa:

    We would be willing to pay 100 dollars for you to introduce in “Settings” an option to place the GUI in Spanish. 
     
    It is easy. You only have to put variable that they take the data of a text file with the equivalent of assignment of variables in Spanish. 
     
    We would be willing to translate to the Spanish language all the new modifications of the text file with variables, with each new version. 
     
    It would be it something very interesting since the Spanish language is from all over the world the second more important language, after English. Pfsense would become a firewall with international entrance. 
     
    What do you say of this proposal?

    CARLOS MESA

    there are lot more important things and fixes that should be implemented for pfSense rather than adding a language support which will not increase whether the functionaltiy nor usability in my opinion. It is a waste of time for these guys who are putting effort on this system.
    thanks

    All of these people where not working on pfSense prior.  You act like that this task is taking away from the other developers who have been working on pfSense from day 1.  This is not the case.    So I humbly ask for you to either start helping out or zip it.



  • When I’m translating in danish - there is Æ Ø and Å, - should i use Æ &Aslash; and Å or the default letters ?

    Or is the interface in ISO-8859-1 charset?

    –----------------------
    Anders Hansen



  • @doush:

    @carlosmesa:

    We would be willing to pay 100 dollars for you to introduce in “Settings” an option to place the GUI in Spanish. 
     
    It is easy. You only have to put variable that they take the data of a text file with the equivalent of assignment of variables in Spanish. 
     
    We would be willing to translate to the Spanish language all the new modifications of the text file with variables, with each new version. 
     
    It would be it something very interesting since the Spanish language is from all over the world the second more important language, after English. Pfsense would become a firewall with international entrance. 
     
    What do you say of this proposal?

    CARLOS MESA

    there are lot more important things and fixes that should be implemented for pfSense rather than adding a language support which will not increase whether the functionaltiy nor usability in my opinion. It is a waste of time for these guys who are putting effort on this system.
    thanks

    If someone is willing to post a bounty for a feature, then I don’t see why you have a right to claim that feature is useless just because it’s of no use for you. For someone who doesn’t understand English very well but understands Spanish well, having the webgui in Spanish is likely to vastly increase the usabiliy and functionality



  • May i ask what happened to this?, i can’t see an option to choose GUI language on 1.2 Beta2…



  • @cyruspy:

    May i ask what happened to this?, i can’t see an option to choose GUI language on 1.2 Beta2…

    1.2 never had this option.  You are thinking of HEAD which is still in development.  No ETA on -HEAD branch, don’t ask.



  • thanks!


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