cPanel or Sí Panel?: Spanish Documentation Now Available

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(Versión en español)

Howdy!

After eight months of toiling, translating, editing, and re-editing, I am proud to say that the cPanel Spanish translation team (which is composed of George Alpízar and myself) has completed the publication of the cPanel & WHM 11.28 documentation in Spanish!

There were a lot of documents! (Over 600 for WHM ALONE.) So we did what any person would do when trying to eat an elephant: do it one piece at a time. The translation project was divided into three parts: the cPanel User Guide, published in March 2011; the Installation Guide, published in May 2011; and then, finally, the WHM User Guide, published just this week (August 2011).

George and I split the translation between us, and revised and edited each other’s work (as any good technical writer and translator would do). Among all this, we had to take upon another task: establish our own Spanish cPanel terminology dictionary. While we did use a few English-Spanish online and print dictionaries, you’ll be surprised to know that there aren’t that many technical English-Spanish dictionaries. As a result, we pooled whatever resources we could find and established a spreadsheet with frequently used terms. During our research, we often encountered different translations for the same word, so we had to come to a consensus regarding which was the best term to use for that situation. Likewise, there were instances when we decided that maintaining the term in English would be better for our customers instead of using a more obscure translation. For instance, we agreed that keeping the word spam in English would be more appropriate for our translation, instead of using a more obscure Spanish term.

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All in all, it has been a wonderful experience working with cPanel to help out our Spanish-speaking clients. We hope our translation will assist them in better understanding how to use our product. Our future translation projects include the cPanel & WHM 11.30 documentation , as well as the revision of the cPanel Spanish locale interface.

George and I would like to also offer a special ¡¡GRACIAS!! to Marlon Sánchez and the rest of the Spanish Tech Support team for their assistance in the technical revision of the Spanish text. Their input helped us adapt some of the language and terminology in the translated work to a more tech-savvy audience.

We appreciate (and humbly request) your feedback, so if you have any comments regarding the Spanish documentation, hit the red Feedback button shown on the right side of any of our documents, or visit feedback.docs.cpanel.net.

Until the next post,
Rosie Arcelay
Bilingual Technical Writer for cPanel

Related materials:
Podcast Episode 15: cPanel Guide in Spanish!


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 The Documentation and Integration Team at cPanel are very pleased to announce the publication of the new and improved SDK documentation.  We’d like to take a moment to thank all of you, our customers, for your patience throughout this process. We are confident you will find the end product well worth the wait.

Essentially, rather than splitting the documentation into relevant web-accessible directories, we’ve compiled all of the SDK documents into a single, visible web directory. This change will allow us to locate and manage documents much more easily, which translates to faster updates for you! We’ve also created a comprehensive landing page so you can access links to all relevant documentation from a single location. We hope this feature will help you find information more quickly and easily. 
 
Along with a total reorganization, we’ve also cleaned up several existing documents. As a result, we believe the information is communicated more clearly and the overall legibility of the document is much improved. We hope you’ll agree!  
 
 
If you have any requests, comments, or complaints, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Simply click the red feedback button on the right-hand side of the screen.  
 
Again, we are optimistic that each and every one of you will benefit from the tireless effort we have put into this project. Enjoy!
 

 

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