How to deal with translation of content created by modules?

Status
Open
Title
How to deal with translation of content created by modules?
Function Group
D
Priority
3
Description
Today (August 11th, 2008), we noticed that the side menu on wiki-translation had some arabic items in it. As it turns out, someone modified the SideMenu page and tried to translate it to Arabic.

But this is the wrong idea. SideMenu is a single page that is used to specify the content of the side menu, IN ANY LANGUAGE. The SideMenu module doesn't know anything about multilingual content. In order to support multilingual side menus, we would have to make the SideMenu support multilngual content, and collaborative translation of its content.

Similar issues will arise with other modules, such as the Calender module.

There does not seem to be a simple solution to this problem, but I (AD) am writing a tracker for it just so we remember that the issue exists.
Iteration
TBD
Assigned to
alain_desilets


The original document is available at http://wiki-translation.com/item83