Ubuntu 11.04 Translations Plans
marius at pov.lt
Tue Sep 28 17:19:10 BST 2010
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 07:17:49PM +0200, David Planella wrote:
> Hi all,
> In the Community team at Canonical we are now starting to lay out the
> plans for the 11.04 roadmap for translations.
> For this, we really value your input and would very much like to take
> your ideas and feedback into account.
> One of the key areas I'd like to work on in this cycle, for instance, is
> outreach: we want to bang the drum and get people excited and involved
> in translations.
> What are your thoughts and ideas? What do you think we should focus on?
I've a couple of ideas that are probably _very_ expensive to implement:
* Let me switch the desktop language at runtime without logging out.
(This probably needs changes in Gtk+ so that various widgets store
the msgid + domain + parameter values instead of a composed string;
otherwise each application would have to listen for "language
changed" signals and then re-create/reconfigure all the widgets)
* Allow me to click on a label in a running application and then show
me where that bit of text comes from (msgid + domain); for bonus
points let me edit it right here, preview directly in the app, and
then submit an updated translation back to Rosetta.
My point of view is that of a user, who is mostly interested in fixing
translation errors (or adding missing translations) noticed during
normal use. Rosetta's current full-text search is very nice for that,
if you can find the right translation file to edit. Finding the right
translation file is a bit daunting. search-ubuntu-translations from
One of my biggest current irritations is the long feedback cycle after I
fix a translation in Rosetta and before I get to see it on my desktop.
Is there a PPA perhaps, with daily language packs?
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