Announcing the Ubuntu.com Website Localization Project
matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Thu Mar 18 14:11:56 GMT 2010
It's nice to meet you Aron. I've been to your site many times and wondered
how you did that.
This project that Chris is leading will allow people who prefer Chinese but
come to the English website learn that there are resources in their
language. So they may see a text message like this at the top of the page:
中国资源 That text will link to a page on the wiki in Chinese that says "hey, we
have a website, forums and mailing list in your language, here they are!"
(that's from google translate, hopefully the point is clear)
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Aron Xu <happyaron.xu at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've already had a running localized website:
> http://www.ubuntu.org.cn , it seems to be based on python and can sync
> the content from the main site. Hope this information can help, the
> site maintainer is oneleaf at gmail.com.
> Aron Xu
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:32 AM, Chris Johnston
> <chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Good Day;
> > It is my pleasure to announce a new project to better the Ubuntu.com
> > experience, specifically for users who prefer a language other than
> > The new project, called Website Localization  will put a short (4-5
> > message on any www.Ubuntu.com web page directing users to more resources
> > their preferred language.
> > This project has two main parts to it. The first part of the Website
> > Localization project is the technical aspect of the project. It is the
> > of the project to create a script that will pull out of a users web
> > their preferred language. After obtaining this information, the script
> > cross reference this language against a list of languages that have
> > resources offered, and then display a short link to their languages
> > page.
> > The second part of this project is creating landing pages for as many
> > resources as possible. This part of the project will be done by LoCos and
> > the i18n team. The landing pages will be on the wiki, and will be ever
> > changing to direct users to the best information that we can give them.
> > Currently, the goal is to have the project completed and implemented by
> > end of May. I would also like to have a working demo of the project by
> > 19th so that we have plenty of time to fix any problems that arise prior
> > the final implementation of this project.
> > I can't do all of this myself, so I am going to need help from the Ubuntu
> > community. At this point, I need some assistance with the technical side
> > the project. I need a few people to create the script that will detect
> > users preferred language, and then show them a link to the landing page
> > their language. If you have the skills needed to help out with this
> > Localization project, please send me an email with your name, launchpad
> > account, a little bit of information about the experience you have and
> > general ability (time zone, and anything else that may help me out). My
> > is to get a group of a few people to work on the technical aspect of this
> > project and have a meeting in the next few weeks to discuss the project
> in a
> > little more detail, and determine the best way to make this happen.
> >  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/WebsiteLocalization
> > Respectfully,
> > Chris Johnston - cjohnston
> > Ubuntu Member
> > chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com
> > www.chrisjohnston.org
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