Localizing Ubuntu Documentation images
k.nielsen81 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 23:26:43 UTC 2012
Den 19-01-2012 17:43, Simos Xenitellis skrev:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM, David Planella
> <david.planella at ubuntu.com <mailto: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:
> 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.
Since all the files (including figures) in the launchpad repositories
are brows-able and located in a predictable URL-folderstructure, it
shouldn't be much trouble to make a primitive version of a page like
that. If no-one else wants to do it, I can help with it. We just need
somewhere to drop the files on a webserver with php.
PS: What would off course be even easier would be if we had a access to
a server that could run a bzr pull on a cronjob, but that raises the
demands a bit.
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