Localized help.ubuntu.com blueprint

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Thu May 13 12:09:01 BST 2010

2010/5/10 David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com>:
> We've got the session scheduled for tomorrow, so it would be very useful
> to get some more feedback from translators before then to contemplate
> all views.

Ok, the session went already. I'm not finding gobby docs or other
information about it. Just some thoughts: the thing that matters is
the user experience using localized Ubuntu. Currently the Firefox
start page suggests help being available, and likewise for community
information. That is not available currently for the user, since only
English information is found by clicking those links which itself are

If the Ubuntu help translations available at help.ubuntu.com is
(still) opposed like it still seems, then basically this localized
message at the top of the page, eg. "To find help resources in your
language, visit the Ubuntu LoCo site." or "This site is in English,
find the same help material in your language here or alternatively
just open System -> Help and Support".  What do you think, should it
be more like linking to the general LoCo site of help, or exactly the
translated Ubuntu Documentation pages? I guess more the former, since
help.ubuntu.com is also linking to other places besides the official

I think we've waited enough for different points of view, and at least
should have an understanding that nothing would be blocking
implementation of this, if we would have an implementor. Otherwise
we're not progressing compared to a couple of previous cycles. Of
course if Chris' general method of providing the banner for other
ubuntu.com pages is something concrete already, that should be
borrowed instead of writing own javascript etc.

With 10.04 being LTS release, it'd be beneficial to target eg. 10.04.1
release date for this upgrade of help.ubuntu.com.


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