Open source translation service

2007-10-08

    Writing the previous post got me thinking:

    I would like to have an open sourced free hosted translation service available. It should offer procedures and tools for localizing .NET applications. A developer should be able to upload a bunch of strings and some context describing text so that volunteering individuals could translate them online. It could be set up so that you got one string translated in return for translating another string. So if you know one language you could log in to the site and translate other developers stuff and get your things translated in return. This way you could pay someone to translate string to one language on your behalf and you would get more languages in return.

    I’m not quite sure how the Ubuntu translations work but I guess we could learn a lot from them.

    Is this already done or will it be done before I have had the time to think this through?