Re after some delay:
Casey Brown <lists <at> caseybrown.org> writes:
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Tgr<gtisza <at> gmail.com> wrote:
It is a waste of translators' time to translate the SecurePoll admin
interface to dozens of languages, which is what most of the voting-related
translation requests (including this one) are about. Only a handful of
people have access to that interface, and it is quite unlikely that any one
of them doesn't understand English. It would be nice if the voter and admin
interface of SecurePolls could be split into separate translation groups.
Usually I'd agree with you, except that we're translating the
MediaWiki extension on betawiki so that it can be used on all
MediaWiki installations. I'm sure there's a Hungarian wiki (for
example the Hungarian chapter) out there that might want to use this
extension, and just imagine how happy they'd be when they realize it's
already been translated by a nice person!
Translator time is a very scarce resource, in Hungarian about half of the
requests are never done, and I doubt it's very different for the other smaller
languages. So it is not a good idea to mix in maybe-useful-but-unimportant
requests; if we have to choose whether the admin interface or one more candidate
summary should display in the local language, the latter is far more preferable.