Announcing Rosetta

Dafydd Harries daf at
Fri Dec 17 08:10:48 CST 2004

Rosetta: A Web-based Translation Portal For PO Files

This announcement and translations of it into various languages are available
on the UbuntuLinux wiki:

The Rosetta Translation Portal team is pleased to announce that the portal is
now ready for widespread use. Rosetta's goal is to make the process of
translating free software as easy as possible for both translators and software
maintainers. Maintainers can send us PO Templates and PO Files, which will be
published through the web for translation. PO Files can then be downloaded at
any time.

Rosetta is part of the Ubuntu Launchpad at:

Happy translating!

Rosetta Resources

Several resources are available to Rosetta users and anybody else interested in

The rosetta-users mailing list is available for dicussing Rosetta:

Another place for discussion is the #rosetta channel on the Freenode IRC
network (

How to Start Using Rosetta

In order to do translation with Rosetta, you will need to register an account
on the website:

Next, find something you would like to translate. If there is something you
would like to translate which you cannot find in Rosetta, feel free to ask on
the mailing list or the IRC channel and we will try and import it for you.

Once you have found the thing you want to translate, start translating!

The Rosetta team is happy to answer any questions you might have.

Bugs in Rosetta

Although Rosetta is being used for translation today, it is expected that users
will discover bugs. We will endeavour to fix bugs quickly as they are found,
but hope users will understand that this is a new tool.

Currently, the preferred method of reporting bugs in Rosetta is to send a
message to the mailing list. Feedback about Rosetta is encouraged and


We would like to thank all the people who tested Rosetta, found bugs and gave
us feedback before the release.

On behalf of the Rosetta team,


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