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Translation project

Dear Mighty All!

I am about to start an open project aiming towards translation of classical literature from english into my native language.
The idea is that a group of people sometimes visits the board to jot down their thoughts on a particular part of the text. Step by step, book by book the project will evolve.  At least i hope it will.
I've downloaded BBphp , installed it , but got a feeling that it is oversophisticated and doesn't fit to the problem I faced. I plan to include text highlighting and introduce pointers inside the text to make the translation process faster and easier.
My question is - is it worth to write my own board? How long it may take?
what to use , PHP, Perl or ...? Do You know any free code that is trying to solve a similar problem?

Deep bows!

Thursday, April 1, 2004

It sounds like you want a Wiki, not a bulletin board. A Wiki is a collection of pages that can be edited & appended by viewers. I think it would be a good match for commenting on a literary document.

There is a PHP implementation at:

A list of Wiki software on the original Wiki site:

Dan Maas
Thursday, April 1, 2004

I'll second the motion that this is tailor-made for a wiki.


Thursday, April 1, 2004

Philo ? Is that you ?

Friday, April 2, 2004

more wiki sources in different languages

Friday, April 2, 2004

Thanks a lot for the links .
Chose pwp.

Friday, April 2, 2004

Let us know the link when it's up, Cyrill.

What languages are the translations going to be to?

What literary works?

It will be curious to see whether a collective mind can produce consistent translations.
Friday, April 2, 2004

Hey, I call them like I see them, and seriously - it's like he's explaining where you'd use a wiki - lightweight text-based, open community contributions.

I don't force the wrong solution down people's throats, nor does MS ask me to.

Did I mention this is a really awesome job at a great company?



Monday, April 5, 2004

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