A great step forward for the BC Translation project

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It's been a while since we've had any good news about the translation project. The project was held up by technical roadblocks, which was frustrating... if only because the Chinese translation had been ready for a while, and could not be deployed! We were very eager to see that change; after all, there are so many people in the world who speak and read Chinese, and so many of them love to read, and wouldn't it be great to be able to welcome them all to BookCrossing, whether or not they can also read English?

Well, the time has come to do exactly that. Ardik has figured out how to get around the technical obstacles, and he was able to upload the Chinese translation (Traditional Han) that the volunteer team worked so hard to finish. He also made it possible to choose the Chinese translation as a setting in your profile. In other words, it's now finally possible to view and use the BookCrossing.com website in Chinese.
The translation team is still checking all the nooks and crannies of the site and making corrections. These corrections will be implemented over the coming weeks. The Supply Store will soon offer bookplates in Chinese. In other words, this is a work in progress. And that progress is a lovely thing to see.

Thank you, Chinese translation volunteers! Your work was not wasted; many people will be able to enjoy BookCrossing because of it.

 

for a job well done!
(I can't read it but I trust you folks. So I'm sure it's well done.)

 

Thank you, Chinese translation volunteers! Your work was not wasted; many people will be able to enjoy BookCrossing because of it.


Hear, hear.



 

By the way, when I was recently in China, BookCrossing.com was one of the few websites that could be accessed without problems (other than Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. :-))

 

BookCrossing.com was one of the few websites that could be accessed without problems

That's a relief! I wasn't sure that would be the case.

 

winghyphen8wing 3 wks ago
Great news.
Thank you to all of those who made it possible.

I don't read Chinese, but I know enough to realize that a whole lot of work went into this translation.

 

Thank you to Ardik and all the volunteers who worked so hard on this!

A great step forward!

 

Great, thank you! I have a question: Can the 'Languages Available' under the change language button be alphabetical sorted, so you can find your language easier?

 

I have a question: Can the 'Languages Available' under the change language button be alphabetical sorted, so you can find your language easier?

That's a good one, I'll pass it on to Ardik.

 

Great, thank you! I have a question: Can the 'Languages Available' under the change language button be alphabetical sorted, so you can find your language easier?


Love that idea - good way to go!

 

 

Great news!

 

wingAzukiwing 3 wks ago
YAY!!!
I am really happy that the Chinese version is finally up. It has been a long while in the making. A big shout out to Olivia_Lo for doing a lot of the translations and proof-reading, Moem for always there to encourage us, and Ardik for making the site live!!

 

 

Good gracious, that must have been a HUGE job on top of working for a living and studying - WOW!!!

 

Seems like a great innovation, to provide book talk and the availability of free books, to the Chinese speaking people in the world.

 

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