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Posted by somtam2000 on 31/8/2011 at 22:58 admin

Heya,

Just a quick note to let you all know we've opened the first part of something new we're doing -- Travelfish.org in other languages.

For now it is just a partial translation in French -- of the top level information for Thailand -- but we'll expand it over time.

Just thought it would be useful for native French speakers to read all this stuff in their own language -- and it has been lovingly translated to a a French speaker who has lived in Thailand a long, long time!

You can see the site here: http://fr.travelfish.org

Note there is a lag -- all the research is done in English and once online it is translated, so there will be some discrepancies, at least initially, while we get up to speed.

Cheers!

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Posted by exacto on 1/9/2011 at 12:00

nice. i mean "bon." i imagine that phasa deutsch might be next? will there be french and other language message boards and user reviews too, or is this just a means to provide the basic TF information to a wider audience?

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Posted by altmtl on 1/9/2011 at 12:04

Great for my fellow Quebecois friends in Canada -:)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/9/2011 at 13:48 admin

It's a test to see how much interest there is. As you could probably imagine, the translation was a significant amount of work! We intend to keep forum etc English only for now, but a lot will depend on how much interest there is.

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Posted by SBE on 1/9/2011 at 18:26

I haven't read it all but I had a quick look at the Ko Tao section to see if you'd finally updated the fact that Taa Tao Lagoon resort near Chalok Ban no longer exists and has merged with Freedom Beach resort to become a much bigger and more upmarket resort.

Nope! But I can't see any accommodation recommendations at all in the French version anyway. Was that a deliberate omission?


PS. There's a phrase in the introduction to Ko Tao which makes the general Ko Tao info seem rather dated.

une école de trapèze qui va s’ouvrir en 2009....

Translation ... a trapeze school which is going to open in 2009.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/9/2011 at 21:28 admin

We've just translated the top level introductory stuff at this stage - it's been a major undertaking to get this far!

Thanks for the heads up re the KT stuff.

/s

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/9/2011 at 21:36 admin

Meant to say, but for things like resorts closing down/changing/whatever, you can also add a note on the page for that resort/hotel and we'll see it then and knock it off (sometimes it will take a couple of weeks) but that's perhaps better than waiting for us to send someone to find out for ourselves :)

/s

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Posted by cybervlad on 2/9/2011 at 12:27

Great!
Hope we will see this site also in German, Russian and Japain very soon :)

p.s. A propos, the bottom line and navigation of the French part still in English :) ("Vous êtes ici >> Home >> Thaïlande")

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Posted by SBE on 2/9/2011 at 14:37

Meant to say, but for things like resorts closing down/changing/whatever, you can also add a note on the page for that resort/hotel and we'll see it then and knock it off (sometimes it will take a couple of weeks) but that's perhaps better than waiting for us to send someone to find out for ourselves

Ah, that's how you're supposed to do it! I mentioned the changes to you in an email back in 2010 after I'd done my dive course but that didn't work..

I've mentioned it in a few posts too... eg #5 on this thread

https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/thailand/14626_which-beach-on-ko-tao-during-rainy-season--

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