Localizing Ubuntu Documentation images

Kenneth Nielsen 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:
>     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
> updating,
> I think it's nice to have a feature similar to GNOME's, as in
> http://l10n.gnome.org/module/evolution/help/master/es/images/
> 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.
> Simos

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.

Regards Kenneth

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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