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As in PDF in Spanish ... Thanks? Answered

Como bajo PDF en Español...Gracias

As in PDF in Spanish ... Thanks


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seandogue

7 years ago

BTW, edit your question and remove your email address. That's a good way to end up on spam lists.

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aeray

7 years ago

Es un poco dificil. Preguntale este chico, Rimar2000, con Mensaje Privado.

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seandogue

7 years ago

Sorry, I'm unsure of what you're asking for. The PDF specification isn't exclusive to English and will work for any language.

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kelseymhseandogue

Answer 7 years ago

I think he's asking if Instructables provides translation on-the-fly, such that an English-language Instructable could have its PDF version generated in Spanish. Unfortunately, the answer is no.

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seandoguekelseymh

Answer 7 years ago

Oh, I see.

Well, the author could always open the regular page via a translator like Babelfish, then print to pdf using one of the many freely available PDF printer drivers...

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kelseymhseandogue

Answer 7 years ago

But then it's not formatted the same way. I've found that the sidebars, in particularly, can easily mess up printing even before you go through Babelfish or Google or whatever. There are workarounds, of course, but not trivial ones.

It is an interesting problem, of course, but extremely complicated. I think it would require I'bles to be able to pass the individual content of each step (including the image notes!) through a translator, then re-render the translated content into the PDF.

Since they actually pre-generate most of the PDF when you do a publish or update on your I'ble (rather than producing it on demand), I think translation would be difficult to implement without substantial knock-on changes.

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seandoguekelseymh

Answer 7 years ago

Very true. Sad (perhaps) the days of frame based web pages have gone like spoked wagon wheels. I realize the connected content improvements of the current specs, but there was something to say for being able to "Print frame".