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Pando documentation is open source. You are very welcomed to translate it into other languages to make it accessible to greater population!


Pando documentation is based on Docusaurus, a static site generator for React.js.

  • You need to ensure that you have Yarn installed
  • Clone the repository of the document
  • Run yarn in the root of the repo
  • Run yarn start to preview the documentation

Document Structure

The documentation is organized in the following way:

  • all source is in the docs directory and developer directory
  • the docs directory contains the following subdirectories:
    • lake contains all the Pando Lake & 4swap documentation
    • leaf contains all the Pando Leaf documentation
    • rings contains all the Pando Rings documentation
    • wallets contains all documentation about wallets on Mixin Network
    • 3rd-party-apps lists applications built on top of Pando
    • security contains documentation concerning security issues
    • community contains all the community documentation
  • the developer directory contains the following subdirectories:
    • lake contains the dev documentation of Pando Lake and 4swap
    • leaf contains the dev documentation of Pando Leaf
    • rings contains the dev documentation of Pando Rings
    • resources contains the resources
  • the sidebar of docs is defined in, the sidebar of developer is defined in sidebar.developer.js


Translate at Crowdin

If you're not familiar with Github and the i18n of Pando, we recommend you to use Crowdin to help us translate the docs.

  1. Tap here to sign-up an account of Crowdin
  2. Browse the translation status and progress at Pando's Page at Crwodin
  3. Get familiar with the Crowdin translation UI, as you will need to use it to translate JSON and Markdown files

Please note that all the code in the documentation should not be translated.

Initialize the Translation

Generate new translation files for new languages

If you're the maintainer of this project, please follow the instructions in the i18n tutorial to add a new language.

Translate the index page

Please follow the instructions here to translate your index page and react components.

Generate/Update json files

yarn run write-translations --locale $LANG_CODE

The $LANG_CODE is the language code of the language you want to generate. For example, if you want to generate the translation files for the French language, you should use fr.

The translation files are generated in the i18n/$LANG_CODE/ directory.

Generate Markdown files

Copy Markdown files in docs to i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current, and translate them:

mkdir -p i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current
cp -r docs/** i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current

Translate the documents

All the documents are placed in the i18n/$LANG_CODE/ according to the languages.

  • i18n/$LANG_CODE/code.json: the translation of the index page and the text used by docusaurus.
  • i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-theme-classic/footer.json: the translation of footer.
  • i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-theme-classic/navbar.json: the translation of navbar.
  • i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current.json: the label of category on sidebar.
  • i18n/$LANG_CODE/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current/**: the markdown files of documents.

Preview the translation

yarn run start --locale $LANG_CODE