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OpenEMR Internationalization Translator Guide

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English Nederlands


Contents

Overview

We have the ability to translate OpenEMR into any language, and a list of languages currently being translated can be found on the translation database statistics page.

Instructions

If you want to help translate (a new or current language), you will need editing privileges to our Google Docs translation spreadsheet. Please contact Brady Miller ( brady@sparmy.com ) so he can invite you to the Google doc spreadsheet(we also will give you access to the translator roster spreadsheet to allow collaboration with other translators).

In the google doc translation spreadsheet, the list is arranged alphabetically with numbers and special characters listed at the end. I'd suggest looking at our OpenEMR demo (link below) to find the words of "highest utility" to translate first. The Google Doc definitions get processed and placed into the OpenEMR demo (link below) daily to allow you to check your work. You can also download this updated set of translations into your local OpenEMR via the instructions link below. Feel free to post any questions, concerns, or ideas in the OpenEMR sourceforge forums.

Guidelines

While editing in the Google Docs spreadsheet, please also ensure you follow the rules below.
THE LANGUAGE SPREADSHEET RULES:

  1. Do NOT modify the english constants or id numbers. (if you modify these by mistake and can't undo, then feel free to email me; I can quickly fix this)
  2. Do NOT modify already created translations until discussing with the other translators (unless an obvious typo etc.)(if you modify by mistake and can't undo, then feel free to email me; I can quickly fix this)
  3. Do NOT enter the 'new line' or 'tab' character into spreadsheet.
  4. Do NOT upload a new version of the spreadsheet.
  5. Do NOT hide columns.
  6. Do NOT sort columns.
  7. Do NOT place comments.
  8. Do NOT use the filter (or autofilter)
  9. Do NOT create new sheets


Testing Translations

Demo

Translations from the google docs spreadsheet are uploaded into the demo daily.
To check if a constant is translatable you can use 'dummy' language.
Remark: If the 'dummy' language is not available on the login screen can turn it on within OpenEMR at Administration->Globals->Locale->'Allow Debugging Language'
  • Here is the OpenEMR demo link:


Download Tables

Translation tables are created daily from the google docs spreadsheet.


Translation Statistics

Here is the translation database statistics (updated daily), which reports how many definitions have been completed for each language.

Translator Tools

Descriptions of specific constants

Some of the English constants are confusing or include comments (ie. {{<comment>}}). Please click below to see explanations of these english constants:
Constants Descriptions

Communicating with other translators

Below are language specific translation guides and mailing lists/forums to allow translators to communicate with each other. All translators that are given access to modify the translation spreadsheet will be added to the applicable mailing lists/forums (these are Google Groups). To get wiki editing privileges register here.

Albanian

Amharic

Arabic

Armenian

Bahasa Indonesia

Bengali

Chinese

Czech

Danish

dummy

Dutch

English

French

Estonian

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hindi

Hungarian

Italian

Japanese

Lithuanian

Norwegian

Persian

Polish

Portuguese

Romanian

Russian

Sinhala

Slovak

Spanish

Swedish

Turkish

Ukrainian

Vietnamese


Language Editor in OpenEMR

Below is instructions for using the Administration->Language tool within OpenEMR:

Language Translation Configuration


Developers

Below wiki page is for developers:

OpenEMR Internationalization Developers Guide