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====Language Bars====
~Language-bars are a work-in-progress towards making the Wiki multilingual. At the moment it require a fair amount of manual editing to implement. This will hopefully be automated in time.
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~The language-bars provide a way to switch between different translations of a wikka page. To the reader they appear same on each page (as a string of "language codes"). The language codes are based on url letter codes of a notable country that speaks that language.
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~Despite looking the same a seperate language-bar page needs to be created for each collection of translations. The language-bar is then included at the top of each translation.

==Example if a language bar exists==
~In this example we will look at making a Greek translation of the English page SoftwareIndex.
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~1. Clone the page prefixing with the Greek language code 'Gr' ie ##""GrSoftwareIndex""##
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~1a. The page should already have ##""{{include tonguesSoftwareIndex}}""## at the top to include the language-bar
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~2. Translate the page.
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~2a. Any internal links are replaced with the Greek equivalent, ie.
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~##""[[HomePage]] > [[SoftwareIndex Software Index]]""##
~becomes
~##""[[GrHomePage]] > [[GrSoftwareIndex|Δείκτης Λογισμικό]]""##
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~2b. If an equivalent doesn't exist, either leave it pointing to the English equivalent page. Or make it point to a future translation. For example, there is no translation for ##""[[SquashFS]]""##, but a future translation may well be called ##""[[GrSquashFS|SquashFS]]""##.
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==Example if no language bar exist==
~In this example, we will create a language-bar for a English page called NewPage.
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~1. Create a page called ##""tonguesNewPage""##
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~2. The page should contain the following code only-
~##""||{background:white}[[CnNewPage|cn]]::[[DeNewPage|de]]::[[EsNewPage|es]]::[[FrNewPage|fr]]::[[GrNewPage|gr]]::[[HuNewPage|hu]]::[[ItNewPage|it]]::[[JaNewPage|ja]]::[[KrNewPage|kr]]::[[nlNewPage|nl]]::[[plNewPage|pl]]::[[PtNewPage|pt]]::[[RuNewPage|ru]]::[[SeNewPage|se]]::[[NewPage|us]]::[[vnNewPage|vn]]::||""##
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~3. Include ##""{{include tonguesNewPage}}""## at the top of ##""NewPage""## when its written.
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~There is a tool for generating the code, see [[http://www.meownplanet.net/puppylinuxstuff/darkcity/html/WikkaTools.html Language Bar tool page]]

==Note adding Non-English pages==
~If adding a Non-English page for which no English equivalent page exists. There is no need to add the appropriate two letter prefix. The future English translation would then be prefixed with 'Us'. For example, the French page ##""Chien""## is created, the English translation would be called ##""UsChien""##.

==Language Bar Tool==
~A tool is available to automatically create the 'tongues' page, see [[http://www.meownplanet.net/puppylinuxstuff/darkcity/html/WikkaTools.html Language Bar tool page]]

==Also on the Wiki==
~[[LanguageCodes Language Codes]] - list of codes and languages supported

==Related Webpages==
~[[http://www.meownplanet.net/puppylinuxstuff/darkcity/html/WikkaTools.html Language Bar tool page]]
~[[http://www.ibiblio.org/ais/url.htm url country codes]]
~[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1 ISO_3166-1 two letter country codes]]

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