Creating a new translation¶
Audience: Writers who would like to create a new Fabric translation.
If the Hyperledger Fabric documentation is not available in your chosen language then why not start a new language translation? It’s relatively easy to get started, and creating a new language translation can be a very satisfying activity for you and other Fabric users.
In this topic, we’re going to cover:
- An introduction to international language support
- How to create a new language workgroup
- How to create a new language translation
Hyperledger Fabric documentation is being translated into many different languages. For example:
If your chosen language is not available, then the first thing to do is to create a new language workgroup.
Create a new workgroup¶
It’s much easier to translate, maintain, and manage a language repository if you collaborate with other translators. Start this process by adding a new workgroup to the list of international workgroups, using one of the existing workgroup pages as an exemplar.
Document how your workgroup will collaborate; meetings, chat and mailing lists can all be very effective. Making these mechanisms clear on your workgroup page can help build a community of translators.
Then use Discord to let other people know you’ve started a translation, and invite them to join the workgroup.
Create a new translation¶
Follow these instructions to create your own language repository. Our sample instructions will show you how to create a new language translation for Spanish as spoken in Mexico:
fabric-docs-i18nrepository to your GitHub account.
Clone your repository fork to your local machine:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:YOURGITHUBID/fabric-docs-i18n.git
Select the Fabric version you are going to use as a baseline. We recommend that you start with Fabric 2.2 as this is an LTS release. You can add other releases later.
cd fabric-docs-i18n git fetch origin git checkout release-2.2
Create a local feature branch:
git checkout -b newtranslation
Identify the appropriate two or four letter language code. Mexican Spanish has the language code
Update the fabric
CODEOWNERSfile in the root directory. Add the following line:
/docs/locale/ex_EX/ @hyperledger/fabric-core-doc-maintainers @hyperledger/fabric-es_MX-doc-maintainers
Create a new language folder under
docs/locale/for your language.
cd docs/locale mkdir es_MX
Copy the language files from another language folder, for example
cp -R pt_BR/ es_MX/
Alternatively, you could copy the
docs/folder from the
README.mdfile for your new language using this example.
Commit your changes locally:
git add . git commit -s -m "First commit for Mexican Spanish"
newtranslationlocal feature branch to the
release-2.2branch of your forked
git push origin release-2.2:newtranslation Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: remote: Create a pull request for 'newtranslation' on GitHub by visiting: remote: https://github.com/YOURGITHUBID/fabric-docs-i18n/pull/new/newtranslation remote: To github.com:ODOWDAIBM/fabric-docs-i18n.git * [new branch] release-2.2 -> newtranslation
Connect your repository fork to ReadTheDocs using these instructions. Verify that your documentation builds correctly.
Create a pull request (PR) for
newtranslationon GitHub by visiting:
Your PR needs to be approved by one of the documentation maintainers. They will be automatically informed of your PR by email, and you can contact them via Discord chat.
On the Discord fabric-documentation channel request the creation of the new group of maintainers for your language,
@hyperledger/fabric-es_MX-doc-maintainers. Provide your GitHubID for addition to this group.
Once you’ve been added to this list, you can add others translators from your workgroup.
Congratulations! A community of translators can now translate your newly-created
language in the
Before your new language can be published to the documentation website, you must translate the following topics. These topics help users and translators of your new language get started.
This is your advert! Thanks to you, users can now see that the documentation is available in their language. It might not be complete yet, but its clear you and your team are trying to achieve. Translating this page will help you recruit other translators.
This short topic gives a high level overview of Fabric, and because it’s probably one of the first topics a new user will look at, it’s important that it’s translated.
This topic is vital – it helps contributors understand what, why and how of contributing to Fabric. You need to translate this topic so that others can help you collaborate in your translation.
Translating this topic provides the essential reference material that helps other language translators make progress; in short, it allows your workgroup to scale.
Once this set of topics have been translated, and you’ve created a language workgroup, your translation can be published on the documentation website. For example, the Chinese language docs are available here.
You can now request, via the Discord fabric-documentation channel, that your translation is included on the documentation website.
When translating topics from US English to your international language, it’s often helpful to use an online tool to generate a first pass of the translation, which you then correct in a second pass review.
Language workgroups have found the following tools helpful:
Suggested next topics¶
Once you have published the mandatory initial set of topics on the documentation website, you are encouraged to translate these topics, in order. If you choose to adopt another order, that’s fine; you still will find it helpful to agree an order of translation in your workgroup.
For solution architects, application architects, systems architects, developers, academics and students alike, this topic provides a comprehensive conceptual understanding of Fabric.
For developers who want to get hands-on with Fabric, this topic provides key instructions to help install, build a sample network and get hands-on with Fabric.
This topic helps developers write smart contracts and applications; these are the core elements of any solution that uses Fabric.
A set of hands-on tutorials to help developers and administrators try out specific Fabric features and capabilities.
This topic covers the latest features in Hyperledger Fabric.
Finally, we wish you good luck, and thank you for your contribution to Hyperledger Fabric.