Localizing Ubuntu Documentation images

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 19 10:59:20 UTC 2012

Hi all,

In a conversation with other translators yesterday, the subject of 
localized images in Ubuntu Docs came up.

We were wondering how to make it easier for everyone to be able to 
provide images in their language, other than starting to submit branch 
proposals to the Ubuntu docs bzr branch (not everyone is familiar with bzr).

One idea that came up was to set up an Ubuntu One share with the content 
of the upstream branch's ubuntu-help folder, i.e:


Once the documentation string freeze is over, we could open the share 
and translators should only need to:

- fetch the source images from C/figures
- create their localized images
- copy then to their <locale>/figures folder

Then once the NonLanguagePackTranslationDealine is reached, we could 
submit a merge proposal against the upstream ubuntu-docs branch with the 
contents of the share.

I believe this would make it easy for translators to provide the 
localized images (just copy images to a folder instead of dealing with 
Bazaar) and easy for members of the docs team to include them (just need 
to accept a single merge proposal).

If you all think it could be a good idea, I'd be happy to set up the 
share and organize all the rest.

Let me know what you think.


David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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