[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Introduction and where to start
toby.smithe at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 23:44:15 BST 2006
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David Lodge wrote:
> I've just joined the list, to help in translating Ubuntu into English.
> I've spent a long time swearing at other Operating systems for forcing
> words like 'color' and 'customize' on me, so joined the Gnome en_GB effort
> about 4 years ago (at Gnome 2.6). I've also done a couple of translations
> in the Translation Project and a few other ad hoc applications that I
> commonly use (e.g. ampache).
> What are the policies for translation on this side: is it any man (in the
> species sense, not the gender sense) for themself, or are you assigned
> translations to keep up to date? Do I need to go through a validator for a
> few translations or am I okay to apply for a CVS account now?
Every man for himself.
Read the Wiki. I can't remember off-hand, but Sridhar will know the address.
Use Launchpad as you will not be using CVS. To be effective, you will
need to join the ubuntu-l10n-eng team, and be able to write coherent
English, which I'm sure you can.
> Any suggestions for what I should start on without treading on anybody's
Just start where there's a package that needs translating.
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