Feature request: multi-language versions of the same instructable

We miss out a multi-language feature in instructable. Some people creates copies of the same instructable in other language and other transalte each step of their instructables. It will be great, once you have entered an instructable in English, to add the same text and notes in other language. So when other person visit your instructable, he will be able to choose the languages. Also, someone that likes so much another author's instrutable could be able to translate it to other language...

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I'm currently in the process of writing up a fairly serious instructable, with the intention of having it translated into about half a dozen languages by people I would arrange myself.
I was planning to just replicate the ible, but if there was something built in, it would be very helpful..
I doubt such a massive coding effort would be undertaken when we have the services of Google Translate just a click away for free.
Google translate often does a pretty shaky job, and I wouldn't trust it for technical things like this. Also it tends to malform a lot of pages.

All it would need to be is a dropdown list which loads various versions of the instructable. I'd take care of all the content, it'd just be nice for people to more easily access the various versions.
Oh, in that case, you need to include a set of hyperlinks in the introduction to each version that will take you to all the other versions.

Or, you could combine all versions into one long instructable (if your project is four steps long, you'd have four steps of French, four of English, four of Spanish etc), with hyperlinks in the introduction to jump to the first step of each language, in a similar manner to step 2 of this instructable.
That's more or less what I was planning, but then stumbled over this thread and got my hopes up.
No biggie either way.
Ah, well.

(Any clues about your "serious instructable"?)
Just that solar tracker I've been working on a while now. Serious as it's in five separate mechanisms and one for putting it all together, animations, photos, at least five languages...

Srs bdnz.
Coo, that is serious stuff.
MidnightSon8 years ago
Hey guys, dunno if th topic is dead, but couldn't everyone do a little and help translating some instructables ? Maybe creation of a group of volunteer translators, who would be able to translate when asked by the authors. In exchange of being credited on his page, for example. Wouldn't that be possible ? Or simply by beginning suggesting our favorite authors to translate their stuff.
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