[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Phase Two (was "Re: [Bug 66158] Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences")

Toby Smithe 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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