[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Phase Two (was "Re: [Bug 66158] Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences")
toby.smithe at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 20:11:15 GMT 2006
On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 22:22 +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> This is only a temporary position, however. Unfortunately, Rosetta is closed
> source at present. We should be lobbying the Rosetta developers so that they
> realise the importance of our project, and hence implement Similar Languages
> support. Perhaps we can get Rosetta to be finally opened so that we can work
> on it ourselves? :)
I'm for it.
> Once implemented, the floodgates are open. This brings us to Phase Two. Our
> newfound capabilities in Rosetta will finally enable us to create
> translations based on en_GB (en_AU, en_ZA, en_CA, ...). Getting back to
> Malcolm's comment, this will allow the en_GB translation to
> de-internationalise itself and become more specifically British.
> Region-specific language will be moved to the sub-translations.
Perhaps creating a generic "en" translation from the then old "en_GB",
and having en_GB become localised. This would allow derivatives
(including en_GB) to all pull from one generic source, and to go back to
it in future. Or is this overkill?
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