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Unexplained display behaviors [solved]

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Could be caused by a bug in the Dutch Language version

EDIT by jean: Puran is telling me that by setting the language to EN all errors are gone, so it must be the Dutch translation.

I’m puzzled by three recent style behaviors that I’ve seen on a 6 rc2 site, and mystified because it did not happen on my test site, which has been upgraded piecemeal with every new version and beta from 5.1 to 6 rc2.

Problem 1-2 occurs on both, fixed-width or wide.
1-Panel_left and Panel_right are bunched on the left side of the screen.
2-Page_running_start is pushed down below the panels, leaving a wide empty space on top where it should be.
3-Admin_zone remains narrow (fixed-width) even if setup to use the default theme. Saw this same stubbornness with my Windows WebMatrix 6 beta3 Installation.

Firebug referenced a no parameter panel_right:

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 #panel_right {
}
Global.css reference is correct:

Code

#panel_left {
    float: {!en_left};
}

#panel_right {
    float: {!en_right};
}
After replacing: (panel_right) with:

Code

#panel_right {
    float: right;
}
Panel is back on the right side, but the text still floats below both panels.

Investigating with Firebug once again, I can see the missing code that will fix it in Firebug, but can’t find the probable tpl corrupted file to fix. Here is the code and the missing parameter in yellow:

It is possible that the first two problems are caused by a bug in the Dutch Language version being used on that site.


Thanks for any advice on this puzzle!
Jean


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The "en_left" language string must not be translated to anything other than "left" or "right", and the same for "en_right".

They are there so that language packs can be made for right-to-left languages (e.g. Arabic or Hebrew), by switching the values around.

Unfortunately Launchpad makes it confusing because it does not use our language codenames. So you just see that "left" or "right" needs translating.


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Hi,
(Sorry to break in this)

I have checked a part of the translation from config_nl.po and theme_nl.po and found some errors.
The difficulty is what parts may be translated and what parts not. Almost everybody translated the links to Dutch as well and that is wrong as most links stay in English. If the address pointed to is also translated then it has to be exactly the same and thats difficult as we are working with several people, and even when with one person, the amount of lines are enormous and its difficult to rember each line exactly. So I think the rule not to translate links (<a href … etc.) could be wise. I just put some links back to English.
I gonna test this when downloaded.

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21-7-1955 - 24-10-2011 I hope she rest in peace and I hope to see you soon.  Puran
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If you'd like to suggest copy-edits to our translation tutorial, you're very welcome :). I extensively rewrote it for v6. The problem I find is there's so much to explain the tutorial gets huge, and it's an issue explaining something so complex to a non-native-English audience.


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I give it a try.
Gr. Puran

21-7-1955 - 24-10-2011 I hope she rest in peace and I hope to see you soon.  Puran
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