Getting some languages over the 80% complete level

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 1 11:51:47 BST 2009


El dc 30 de 09 de 2009 a les 13:03 -0700, en/na Jono Bacon va escriure:
> Hi All,
> 
> One of the most wonderful, and often underrated parts of the Ubuntu 
> community are our tremendous translators. It is these awesome 
> individuals that re-enforce the ethos that everyone should be able to 
> enjoy Ubuntu in the locale and language that is comfortable to them. Not 
> only that, but it is these folks that are breaking down cultural 
> barriers to Ubuntu adoption across the world. In many cases, when a 
> region or government is exploring Open Source and Free Software, the 
> first assessment is if it is available in their locale and language(s).
> 
> Ubuntu is already available in an impressive collection of languages 
> that we consider complete enough for general use. This includes 
> *Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, German, 
> English, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese, British English, Russian, 
> Dutch, Japanese, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Catalan, Korean, Polish, 
> Portuguese, Basque, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Galician* and 
> *Asturian*.
> 
> A good target for completeness is 80% of the distribution being fully 
> translated, with a particular focus on primary and visible packages. 
> Many of these languages are rib-ticklingly close and I would love to 
> encourage those of you who speak the language to help get them over the 
> 80% barrier. These include:
> 
>   * Serbian - 79%
>   * Vietnamese - 78%
>   * Estonian - 75%
>   * Hebrew - 73%
>   * Bengali - 73%
>   * Gujarati - 72%
>   * Hindi - 71%
>   * Turkish - 70%
>   * Tamil - 69%
>   * Telugu - 69%
>   * Bokmål, Norwegian - 67%
>   * Slovak - 66%
>   * Macedonian - 64%
>   * Nepali - 63%
>   * Arabic - 63%
>   * Dzongkha - 62%
>   * Finnish - 61%
>   * Breton - 60%
>   * Ukrainian - 57%
>   * Esperanto - 56%
>   * Central Khmer - 56%
>   * Norwegian Nynorsk - 55%
>   * Thai - 52%
>   * Panjabi - 52%
>   * Lithuanian - 51%
>   * Romanian - 50%
> 
> This is an awesome opportunity for the Ubuntu Global Jam 
> (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam) in which Ubuntu contributors 
> are getting together around the world to work together on Ubuntu in a 
> variety of ways - documentation, packaging, advocacy, bug triage, 
> translations and more. If you would like to help one of the above 
> languages (or any other language, for that matter), why not organize a 
> small gathering at someone's house, at a pub/restaurant, university room 
> or anywhere else? These jams are easy to put together, tonnes of fun and 
> a great way to meet other awesome Ubuntu people.
> 
> Are there translations teams on this list who could help improve these 
> languages?
> 
>      Jono
> 
> -- 
> Jono Bacon
> Ubuntu Community Manager
> www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
> www.identi.ca/jonobacon www.twitter.com/jonobacon
> 
> 

Hi translators,

This list is now available at:

  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/ReleaseLanguages/9.10

And for those interested in the details, the calculation scripts can be
found in the Branches section of the ubuntu-translations project:

  https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations

Regards,
David.

-- 
David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
david(dot)planella(at)ubuntu(dot)com
www.ubuntu.com



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