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Only if you know how to read the language… For me, e.g. Chinese (simplified or traditional) or Japanese or Hindi would all be impossible to figure out. That’s why I suggested three separate but "blind" strings, with just those three words, so as to be able to go in and fish out those three, only used for creating the corresponding images. Anyhow… It was just a suggestion, to resolve future "lack of images" situations!
I think that it would be helpful to have those three button strings as three "dummy" strings within the plugin itself for future versions – i.e. one for "Close" "Next" and "Previous" – so that in a pinch, once can copy that and create the button images without having to wait for the localizer.
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Hi fundo – thanks, but you didn’t include the three image files, with the appropriate simplified Chinese for respectively "Close" "Previous" and "Next" – I have attached the three as Gimp files, named according to the English, but shown in the Spanish language, to get you started (has guides included, so you know where your text margins are).
See below – attached a zipped up file containing the updated localizations for Spanish and Dutch for WP-Slimbox2 v1.0.2 (time flies when you’re having fun…)
These are just the .po/.mo files! (I.e. given that the texts on the little image files remain unchanged, they’re [b:2rva02fm]not enclosed[/b:2rva02fm])
There’s still an issue in that there’s an obscure incompatibility with the <a href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picasa-images-express/">Picassa Image Express plugin</a> that didn’t exist previously.
I’m going through all possible settings combinations, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what settings to use when picking images through PIE.
When images are either self-hosted, or Picasa Web used without activating PIE it works fine.
It’s really strange, because I used to have Slimbox2 and PIE together, without a hitch; that allowed using self-hosted images (i.e. just using Slimbox2) or Picasa Web with PIE (it makes selection / insertion of Picasa Web hosted images [b:2mjj6m5v]much[/b:2mjj6m5v] easier!) seamlessly.
Frankly, I never used Slimbox2 with the "manual" tagging option for Picasa Web integration because that’s just too much of a hassle.
It’s beautiful! I just sent you the Dutch and Spanish language updates. One thing: the navigation images (the .gif files for Next, Prev and Close) don’t work for me – no matter how hard I type in "nl_NL" or "es_ES" in wp-config.php – I still get the English ones, stubbornly served up from the "default" subfolder. Could it be ye olde relative / absolute path referencing snafu perchance? I solved it by brutally dumping the "localized" images in the default folder and renaming them to match the English "originals" – at least it works.
Probably a little thing. Otherwise, like I said: very, very pretty. Thanks!February 3, 2009 at 12:19 am in reply to: Re: How to use Slimbox2 with Picasa gallery or image(s)? #1649
I’d simply point to existing plugins. E.g. in the case of Picasa albums, I’d recommend using <a href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picasa-images-express/">Picasa Image Express</a> (by <a href="http://psytoy.net/picasa-image-express/">Scrawl</a>😉 which has several niceties: it has a built-in Picasaweb album / picture browser, from which you pick (select) the images to be inserted in your post, and it has built-in support for your WP-Slimbox2 plugin.
Just select "Lightbox" as the link option (or you can set it to the default "Direct Link" if you have the appropriate corresponding settings in WP-Slimbox2) and it’ll work perfectly.
I’ve just tested it on two installs, and verified that it works out of the box.January 31, 2009 at 8:52 am in reply to: Re: How to use Slimbox2 with Picasa gallery or image(s)? #1651
Thanks! That’s much clearer now.
I just came across this nifty plugin called <a href="http://rawlinson.us/blog/articles/picasaweb-wordpress-plugin/">PicasaWeb</a> written a while ago by Bill Rawlinson, which takes an RSS URI and then pops out the thumbnails and links to the pics. I’m looking at it, trying to figure out if I can make it work with shortcode (so that it can be used within a page or post) as I’ve also suggested on the author’s post, but it’s probably getting a bit too late here for bright ideas. But it’d be a kick to make it work, as that plugin outputs pure and simple HTML for the thumbnails and the pics, of any specified album… Used together with Slimbox2 it’d be terrific!
Looks like <a href="http://nv1962.net/2009/01/24/probando-wp-slimbox2-en-espanol/">it's working fine</a>! Unfortunately, I can only show the Spanish version…
Ugh… And that’s where I find a typo… Enclosed corrected version, for the next upstream – with my apologies.
(Added later: it’s also not so good to forget to make the .mo file and include it – fixed now)
Yes I am: WP Super Cache. I’ve just cleared the cache (again, just in case) but I’m not sure how that interferes with showing the JS images… I’ve just checked on 3 different machines, they show the "correct" stuff. Um… Aren’t <i>you</i> perchance looking at cached content? To be absolutely certain I’ve changed the images (you should see 12 now) but on my end it shows up fine – in Spanish, with assigned Prev/Next keys… Weird.
It works!!! Wonderful. Probably because I had the English version running, uploading the new version with Spanish didn’t entirely flush the previously active English values but after revisiting all options and updating them, the whole thing came up beautifully. To wit: <a href="http://nv1962.net/2009/01/24/probando-wp-slimbox2-en-espanol/">el demo</a>! (<s>not keeping the pics up beyond the weekend, it’s just to show it works</s> – ah why not… So there, a demo in Spanish.)
Question though: why put images in separate folders? Since the language ones are identified by the suffix, and their names are "hard set" in the .mo and .po files as well, they could very well sit in the same images folder as the English versions, no? Not really a problem, but it might be confusing to have separate image folders for each and every language… Just a thought.
Most importantly: <b>THANK YOU</b> for making Slimbox2 ready to speak Spanish, and whichever other language that comes its way!
It’s a productive day today – just earlier, I managed to make the <a href="http://pixopoint.com/forum/http://localhost/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=3417#p3417">MLNP work in Spanish</a>, too… Woohoo!
Added PS: The "Update options" button still shows in English. Oh well.
Anyway… Slimbox2 looks awesome in Spanish! I have it over at my blog and it works like a charm – recognizes the WP language, picks the strings, shows ’em… Great! Thanks, malcalevak, for your hard work making it all come together! I hope the plugin now gets more used among Spanish speakers, too, and that other translators chip in.
Added later: spoke probably too soon… I was looking at the version that I had "hacked" manually, including the strings literally with sanitized HTML entities. Well, it’s still looking nice.
It’s just 31.7MB unpacked (!) and has phpMyAdmin, MySQL, Perl, PHP, Apache… And a "plugin" architecture that allows adding some others things. XAMPP is no doubt a great solution, and well-established, but I like Uniserver’s tiny footprint and remarkable production grade strength / performance better. Matter of preference, not really an "objective" scale to apply. Pity it’s somewhat lesser known; the lead developer / maintainer (Olajide Olaolorun) deserves a statue!
Hope the .po file works for you. Let me know when the added string is available so I can add that one as well.