Libre Office: A Proposal

jbowtie at amathaine.com jbowtie at amathaine.com
Wed Sep 29 23:15:16 BST 2010


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:01 PM, Manx Translators
<ubuntumanx at googlemail.com> wrote:
> They are: but the system is complicated beyond belief. i.e. for someone who
> only uses rosetta: impossible.
> for me (I know a fair amount and can do po files, but am not a translating
> wizard by any stretch of the imagination): I still haven't figured it out,
> and would need to devote A LOT of time to do so.
>

I think the real issue here is that OpenOffice.org does not use
gettext, but instead a custom solution. A proposal to migrate the
translation infrastructure to use gettext would be reasonable and
would not require upstream to modify their workflow. Most translation
teams would probably welcome the change as it increases the pool of
potential translators and reduces the overall number of tools they
have to master.



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