Call for intrepid translations

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Sat Oct 4 00:12:57 BST 2008

Dear friends,

Now that the Intrepid beta release is out, this is a good time for some
translation focus on Ubuntu 8.10. shows
Spanish, British English, and French in the lead - no surprise there! - but
even these leaders are showing less complete translations in the past;
Spanish is only 90% translated, British English is 81% translated, and
French is at 80%.

Only two other languages - Brazilian Portugese and Swedish - are more than
75% translated for Intrepid, and only 25 languages have translations of 50%
or more.

It would be great if we could see these percentages brought WAY up for the
final release!

The deadline for non-language pack translations (such as for the installer,
Firefox, and debconf templates) is coming up on October 16, with the
deadline for language pack translations a week later on October 23.  The
full timeline for the Intrepd release can be found at for your reference.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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