Atomic Translations

Status: design / concept stage

Dealing with translations can be hard. (See discussion on this subject here.)

TranslationBox

URL: https://atomicdata.dev/classes/TranslationBox (does not resolve yet)

A TranslationBox is a collection of translated strings, uses to provide multiple translations. It has a long list of optional properties, each corresponding to some language. Each possible language Property uses the following URL template: https://atomicdata.dev/languages/{langguageTag}. Use a BCP 47 language tag, e.g. nl or en-US.

For example:

{
  "@id": "https://example.com/john",
  "https://example.com/properties/lifestory": {
    "https://atomicdata.dev/languages/en": "Well, John was born and later he died.",
    "https://atomicdata.dev/languages/nl": "Tsja, John werd geboren en stierf later."
  },
}

Every single property used for Translation strings are instances of the Translation class.

A translation string uses the MDString datatype, which means it allows Markdown syntax.