Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-16887

Develop a new 'Bilingual Interface' feature for the supported Languages

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.3, 1.9.4, 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Language, Usability
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      Description

      Moodle is supported by 75 languages so it has 'multi-lingual functionality', but when a user selects any particular language, it displays it in a 'mono-lingual interface'.

      The world is quickly moving toward becoming a bilingual population through the increase in both bilinguals and their proficiency levels (http://www.sil.org and http://www.ethnologue.com). All bilinguals have a native or first language (L1) and a second language (L2) to some level of proficiency in use and/or learning.

      Developing a 'Bilingual Interface' option would allowed the user to first select their L1 (what they would currently see with the 'mono-lingual interface') and then select their preferred L2 (another language they are using or learning). Once activated the L2 would appear as a translation (of the L1) after a 'mouse-over' (hover function) either via the 'tool tip' function or similar to Google's Toolbar for Firefox 'WordTranslator' hover function (http://www.google.com/support/firefox).

      Not only would Moodle's language support be greatly enhanced, many of its users would be engaged in a second (or third...) language for learning, use and productivity. The Moodle interface would then start to emulate certain natural human language traits.

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          Koen Roggemans added a comment -

          For you to decide what to do with this proposal Martin

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          Koen Roggemans added a comment - For you to decide what to do with this proposal Martin
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          Andrew Waddington added a comment -

          This is also what I have been researching .also tool tip method where pointer displays a translated word or a dictionary link I also thought about bilingual menus but text is a challenge because of length of words Language immersion on Chrome.

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          Andrew Waddington added a comment - This is also what I have been researching .also tool tip method where pointer displays a translated word or a dictionary link I also thought about bilingual menus but text is a challenge because of length of words Language immersion on Chrome.
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          Marina Glancy added a comment -

          We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible.

          ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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          Marina Glancy added a comment - We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible. ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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