Offline translation (was: Re: Translation challenges for One Laptop Per Child

Clytie Siddall clytie at
Fri Mar 31 05:03:28 BST 2006

On 31/03/2006, at 5:03 AM, Jordi Mallach wrote:

> My article did leave the offline translation question open though, as
> Rosetta and Launchpad, right now, are designed to be used with *some*
> network access.
> You can use Rosetta to manage your translations, using the export ->
> work offline -> import methodology, but of course, the export and  
> import
> process requires network access.
> For environments where _no_ network access is possible, at all, a
> different strategy should be used. It would be difficult to  
> coordinate a
> distributed effort in such situation though. With some network access,
> the traditional way of handling a team of translations is having a
> mailing list and a way of requesting/assigning/reviewing translations.

People can install their own Pootle [1] locally, work on their  
translations, then send them for upload to a connectivity point, on  
CD etc.

Connectivity is a huge issue in Vietnam. Even the cities have very  
bad quality of connection, to the extent where people have to get a  
software CD, to save downloading problems. Using Pootle locally, then  
uploading when finished, would work for us.

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm  
Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)


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