Angolan and Cape Verdean users

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 17 17:10:27 GMT 2006


On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 12:03 -0500, Og Maciel wrote:
> Hey Matt,
> 
> Going back to the stats I got from LP, it seems that the Brazilian PT
> translation is by far more advanced than the other 2 branches.  If we
> can get a hold of the pt_PT admin and receive his consent, could we
> turn the pt_BR the default portuguese language pack, rename it to be
> PT only, and remove any other pt remaining?  I'm putting myself at the
> service of the portuguese speaking community to then spearhead,
> together with volunteers from all branches, to unify it.  Anyone
> against it?  From the technical POV, could someone do this (from
> Rosetta, LP, etc) with me?

It is technically possible, but extremely undesirable. This would turn
the Portuguese version of Ubuntu into a brazilian version, and I
understand that the two dialects are very different. I believe that
those members of the Brazilian team that are able to translate into
"international" Portuguese should do so, but mass copying or merging is
a very bad idea indeed, I think.

My view is that in general, translation teams can work together,
depending on the level of divergence in dialects. However, mass imposing
a dialect on another one is a bad idea.

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