Plural bug or maybe I'm missing something

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Fri Apr 26 13:15:22 UTC 2013

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:42:21 +0300 було написано Michael Bauer  
<fios at>:

> Is there a way of telling (maybe a list?) which projects we should  
> commit to other projects and which don't need that? If you're just a  
> translator/localizer, it's not easy to tell which is which.

It is easier to list the projects which can be translated through Rosetta  
with upstream synchronization (purely Canonical Ltd. or affiliated  

Installer (Ubiquity and partially Debian parts)
Unity DE (Compiz plugin now) and its indicators
Software Center
Simple Scan
Lightdm (?)

Basically, Ubuntu-only translations are on the first page of the release  
translation page.

Most of other translations have upstreams so the upstreams do not use  
Ubuntu translations. LP translations will be used in the title Ubuntu  
release and other Ubuntu releases only (as nobody maintains intermediate  
language packs anymore). For example, you can translate GNOME parts in LP  
but they will not be used in intermediate releases of GNOME applications.  
You can translate GIMP, Inkscape or FontForge but the translations will  
not be available in Windows or Mac OS X versions of these applications.  
The LP translations will not be available even in the parent distribution  
(Debian), only in Ubuntu derivatives.

Some translations will not be used anywhere (GRUB2, ISO, Gutenprint,  
CUPS). It seems that Canonical or LP developers planned to conquer (or  
affiliate) all free projects that are used in the distribution but it  
never happened.


> I like the idea of Launchpad, pity it's so poorly maintained by the  
> sound of it.
> Michael
> 26/04/2013 13:28, sgrìobh Yuri Chornoivan:
>> No. Ubuntu runs one and only instance of Launchpad in the world. Its  
>> translation module is called Rosetta. This module is almost  
>> unmaintained now.
>> And there is no any kind of backwards synchronization with any project  
>> outside Launchpad. So Launchpad translations will never be found in  
>> GNOME/Inkscape/FontForge/etc. if you not send them to these projects  
>> directly.

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