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instructions to help with CheckForCorona translations

Instructions for non-technical users to assist with CheckForCorona.com translations

  1. Create a GitHub account: https://github.com/join
  2. Go to https://gist.github.com
  3. In the Filename including extension... field, put your language name plus .edn.
    • example: ja.edn for Japanese
  4. Copy this file into the main input area: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LuminareMed/quickscreen-translations/master/en.edn
    • this is the latest English dictionary file
  5. Click "Create public gist" button
  6. You should see a page like: https://gist.github.com/YOUR_USERNAME/<long hash>
    • this will be your page where you can work on your translations
    • feel free to share this URL with people to review your work
  7. Near the top of the page, click the Edit button
  8. In the main text area, replace the English strings wrapped in double quote characters " with your language
  9. Try not to change the line numbers
    • each line of the language files should match up 1-to-1 with English
    • "one line, one translation"
  10. Regularly press the "Update public gist" button in order to save your work
    • GitHub will keep a history of your changes automatically
  11. When ready, create an Issue here: https://github.com/LuminareMed/quickscreen-translations/issues/new
    • provide the URL for your gist in the comments
    • we will work with you to merge your translations into the application
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