translating quickguide - thoughts post hoary
paroz at email.ch
Wed Apr 6 14:55:25 CDT 2005
Le mercredi 06 avril 2005 à 13:10 +0100, matthew.east at breathe.com a
> Dear all,
> What are the chances of getting the quickguide translated through Rosetta?
> it's not in the at the moment. If it is possible to get it in there, we also
> need to think about how to package it: the german translations we pulled out
> of rosetta for release-notes and about-ubuntu had to be fairly heavily
> edited before we could get them to validate as xml and include them in the
> doc packages. Also we had the problem that both the documents appeared twice
> on rosetta.
> Is it feasible/desirable to translate the quickguide (and other future
> guides) through rosetta? Obviously, long documents such as these are
> difficult to coordinate translation without a decent and reliable system.
> Hats off to the French team for already translating it, but for other
> languages we're gonna have to think about this carefully IMO.
> I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this. The quickguide and other
> future docteam guides will be an incredibly important part of the local
> (non-web) Ubuntu support system.
Thanks Matt for your thoughts.
I'm convinced that Rosetta is the way, but there's still some obstacles
on the way :)
1. First of all and urgently, Rosetta will have to get rid of these
language variations (fr, fr_FR, etc.). People are translating now many
times the same language. It's not fair for them !
2. We need only one package for ubuntu-docs to translate it (there is
four now). Does it mean that it should exists only one pot file per
package (Rosetta's admin answer requested :) ) ?
IMHO, it should be named ubuntu-docs and not review-hoary-ubuntu-docs-x
Maybe someone could explain why some packages are named review-hoary...
3. The quickguide (and other docs) should absolutely be available in
Rosetta. And also into language-packs... but that's another story.
The pot is here :
BTW, is there a way to make translated screenshots with Rosetta ?
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