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Emilio Ciardiello
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30.Nov.09 17:46

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Dear radiofriends,

Mr. Herb and I are looking for some volunteers who can translate and upload the article 'Replacing old capacitors' in German, Spanish and French language.

Many thanks in advance, Emilio

This article was edited 30.Nov.09 17:47 by Emilio Ciardiello .

Jose Vigil
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01.Dec.09 23:29

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Dear Emilio,

Sorry because I was not able to perform a good translation.

Your article is excellent, and has essential information about a key component in all old radios.

I prepare a brief of my experience about the matter. It is in Spanish.

Please let me know on where to upload it.

Best regards, Jose Vigil

 

This article was edited 06.Dec.09 14:56 by Jose Vigil .

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02.Dec.09 23:47

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...I have just submitted a German translation of your article.  It gave me a chance to give the Google translator a try.  As expected, it had many flaws when translating the entire text, but I feel I have fixed most of them.  I also added a few notes of my own along the way.  All in all, you did a very good job writing that, considering that English is not your first language. 

I copied and pasted the text into the Google translator, then copied and pasted the results into Microsoft Word with its language set to German.  After editing the translation in Word (using the Google translator along the way to help with individual words, where it works much better), I then copied and pasted my finished Word document into here, and dragged your pictures and dropped them in the proper places.  I'm interested in seeing what, if any, reaction I get from the German-speaking members...

...wish me luck...

 

Emilio Ciardiello
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06.Dec.09 17:38

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My thanks to Todd Stackhouse for his valuable effort in the German translation and to Martin Boesch, who gave his support to the final version. I am not able to fully enjoy the result but I am sure that German friends will appreciate it.

Best regards, Emilio
 

Mario Bermejo
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07.Dec.09 19:35

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I'll take up the Spanish if no one else has done so already.
Thanks


Mario

 

Emilio Ciardiello
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15.Dec.09 15:25

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Dear Mario,

many thanks for your excellent translation. I hope that Spanish friends will soon add their experiences here.

Just a little comment. The right board to write this article would have been ‘Repair and restauration: Tips and Tricks’. Unfortunately I do not know if and how it can be moved.

Thanks again and ‘ciao’ from Napoli,

Emilio
 

Mario Bermejo
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15.Dec.09 16:24

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Thanks Emilio! I did not have rights to post to that forum, but I messaged Mr Erb and he moved it so now it is under the right place.

I will translate the other post shortly.

Mario

This article was edited 15.Dec.09 16:30 by Mario Bermejo .

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15.Dec.09 18:56

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You all have done a very good job regarding other languages. Congratulations!

Mario has probably used the existing integrated pictures from other language post. This in the way that he just copied the address and linked it. This is the very correct way. I have seen that the pictures are much bigger than shown. Therefore it would be a possibility to use the functions Joe Sousa has used for enabling the reader to enlarge the pictures with a click on them. Shall we try?

In the FAQ you find his instruction how to do it. Maybe with a "target=_blank" operation it can be done in a way that a new tab or a new window is opened. I did not check this. The function then depends on how somebody has informed his browser how to do it (Extras, Preferences, Tabs).

Mario tried it perhaps under "Papers" (tab) but in the "Forum" he should always be able to start a new article. Any moderator who is moderator on the old/new board can move articles. This will not change their address (for Google or guests or members. I did naturally immediately move it on his request. For each language they sit now on the right place (in the forum - but they could as well be under "Papers" if this is a wish). Missing is probably French and Italian (I did not check).

Mario Bermejo
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15.Dec.09 19:24

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Thank you Ernst. That's the way I did it. The practical way to tell is to look for the blue outline that gets added to the image, indicating that the image is also a link. Joe's wonderful post is self explanatory but let me quickly sumarize the steps: 


1) What I did was to first, press the right button menu to get image properties, this shows for picture number 1 a size of 159326 bytes and 550 x 193 pixels. While the size in pixels is within regulations, the size in bytes is not. 

2) After that I copied the address (URL) and put it in the clipboard.

3) Then while writing the translated thread, I simply selected the "insert image" icon and used the URL that I had in the clipboard. The image gets inserted with its original size which is 951 x 334 pixels.

4) Once the image is inserted, I resized it using image properties on right button menu, using same size I saw in Emilio's thread: the 550 x 193 mentioned above.

5) Lastly, I selected the image and clicked the insert/edit link icon to create a link that points to the same URL that is still in the clipboard. This causes the resized image to become a link to the image in the original size. It is very clever and it actually took me a while to figure out how it was done, but Joe's post cleared all questions. 
 
The original file is still used regardless of size, so page loading time will suffer if the file is big. But on the other hand there is not much sense on using a link to display an image that is larger in size but still 40kb, because I think not much detail will be added.

Probably the best answer here is to use two different pictures, one as a "thumbnail" to use within the thread's text and a larger version but I wonder what do you think?

Mario

 

This article was edited 15.Dec.09 19:36 by Mario Bermejo .

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15.Dec.09 19:34

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Dear mario
Thank you for your excellent explanation. With my statement I meant only if it is possible to open the "enlarged" picture in a new Tab or Window. Maybe Joe will give us a hint ;-)

But what i saw now: You made it perfect to link to the other languages the article exists - and Italian is there - missing probably only French (and German?).

Sorry, sometimes I just can't check everything and have to be fast ...
My hours are too many for RMorg. ...

Emilio Ciardiello
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15.Dec.09 21:14

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At the moment there are the following translationof the article, maybe still partial:

- German, by Todd Stackhouse

- Italian, by myself

- Spanish, by Mario Bermejo

Regards, Emilio

This article was edited 15.Dec.09 21:15 by Emilio Ciardiello .

Joe Sousa
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15.Dec.09 22:20

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Gentlemen, thank you all for the fine work you are all doing. The Portuguese translation has been undertaken by Julio Branco. I am helping as proof-reader.


Thumbnails

I just made a small update to the "How to post forum pictures" tutorial.

After reading Mario's post, I realized that I did not clearly mark the section about using thumbnail-sized images to reduce page loading time. Now the word "Thumbnails" figures prominently in that section.

The idea of using Thumbnails is done exactly as Mario suggested: Use two images, the small thumbnail that is shown in the thread, and the larger image is loaded only after clicking on the thumbnail. I used the thumbnail method below.


New Tabs and Windows

I am going to use this space to experiment with opening links or images in new tabs/windows.

I set the "Target" in the link options to "New_Window(_blank)" for the following link, and it will open in a new window: How to post forum pictures

The larger image linked in this thumbnail will open in this original window. Use the "back" key to get back here.

 

 

Now I set the "Target" in the link options to "New_Window(_blank)" and the next thumbnail should open in a new window.
 

 

Now I set the "Target" in the link options to "Topmost_Window(_top)". Not sure where this will open. (after testing, it appears to open in the same window; same as default)

 

 

Now I set the "Target" in the link options to "Same_Window(_self)". Perhaps this will be the same as default or "not set" option. (after testing, it appears to open in the same window; and same as default)

  

Now I set the "Target" in the link options to "Parent_Window(_parent)". Not sure where this will open. Perhaps the thumbnail will be replaced by the large version in place. (after testing, it appears to open in the same window; same as default)

An "open-in-place" option would be useful to see a sequence of views in the same picture, by cliking it. Perhaps the Parent_Window(_parent) does this. But, perhaps, this is not the way to do it.

 

The "Target" option under Link did not show any open-in-new-tab option. Opening tabs vs windows is a browser selected feature.

Regards,

-Joe

This article was edited 15.Dec.09 22:35 by Joe Sousa .

  
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