Localizing Ubuntu Documentation images

Simos Xenitellis simos.lists at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 19 16:43:03 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM, David Planella
<david.planella at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> 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:
> ast/figures
> az/figures
> bs/figures
> C/figures
> 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 NonLanguagePackTranslationDeal**ine 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.
On the issue of how to visualise what figures are needed or what needs
I think it's nice to have a feature similar to GNOME's, as in
which shows in the first column the original screenshot and in the right
column any provided localisations.

I like the Ubuntu One idea for the collection of the screenshots.

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