Make Ubuntu speak your language: a call for Ubuntu translations on the phone

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 16 12:20:23 UTC 2014


Awesome, thanks Yaron. I'm drafting the emulator instructions and they
should be online by tomorrow.

Cheers,
David.


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Yaron Shahrabani <sh.yaron at gmail.com>wrote:

> Great!
> Yet officially fully translated :)
>
> I wish I could use my phone for Ubuntu Touch testing but I have all sorts
> of security tokens on it and it has the potential of interfering with my
> job so I refrain, waiting for your instructions regarding the emulator.
>
> Yaron Shahrabani
>
> <Hebrew translator>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM, David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Just a heads up that the location indicator is now translatable in
>> Launchpad:
>>
>>
>> https://translations.launchpad.net/indicator-location/14.04/+pots/indicator-location
>>
>> Cheers,
>> David.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM, David Planella <
>> david.planella at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks Yaron for the heads up. Comments inline:
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Yaron Shahrabani <sh.yaron at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> The following are untranslatable:
>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/indicator-location
>>>>
>>>
>>> Indeed, I filed a bug a while ago, I'll poke the developers:
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/indicator-location/+bug/1232412
>>>
>>>
>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/unity-scope-home
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Sorry, I linked to the wrong project there. Translations are not enabled
>>> in the upstream project, but they are in the source package. The correct
>>> link is:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/unity-scope-home/+pots/unity-scope-home/
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Everything else is fully translated to Hebrew.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Awesome, nice work!
>>>
>>> Please let me know if you spot anything else with those translation
>>> templates.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> David.
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yaron Shahrabani
>>>>
>>>> <Hebrew translator>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM, David Planella <
>>>> david.planella at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Translators,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm forwarding the [call for translations from the original blog
>>>>> post][1] to the list.
>>>>>
>>>>> It's going to be one of the most exciting years in the history of
>>>>> Ubuntu. We're seeing innovation and stunning work across the board, and a
>>>>> huge momentum and interest from OEMs and carriers to ship a phone with
>>>>> Ubuntu, with already a confirmed partner.
>>>>>
>>>>> With our favourite OS expanding to yet another order of magnitude,
>>>>> every contribution is becoming even more important. And with phones
>>>>> shipping all over the globe, multilingual support and Ubuntu translators
>>>>> are going to be one of the keys to Ubuntu's success.
>>>>>
>>>>> In the same way you've helped us bring an excellent localized
>>>>> experience to the desktop throughout the years, we now need your help
>>>>> ensuring the phone reaches that level of excellence too. Once more, you can
>>>>> bring Ubuntu on phones to millions in their language.
>>>>>
>>>>> To make it easier to focus on the most important parts, here's a
>>>>> summary of the main Ubuntu components that can be translated in Launchpad,
>>>>> our collaborative translation tool.
>>>>>
>>>>> And if you're new to translating Ubuntu, you can also help! [Check out
>>>>> our Translations Quickstart guide >][2]
>>>>>
>>>>> ## Unity and scopes
>>>>>
>>>>> Unity is essentially Ubuntu's UI, and version 8 is what is currently
>>>>> running on the phone and will ultimately run on all form factors once we
>>>>> achieve full convergence.
>>>>>
>>>>> By translating Unity, the most visible user interface parts will
>>>>> appear in your language. Scopes are also part of Unity, and enable bringing
>>>>> content to users in a natural and organized way.
>>>>>
>>>>> *   [Translate Unity >][3]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Unity scopes >][4]
>>>>>
>>>>> ## Indicators
>>>>>
>>>>> Indicators are another Unity technology that enables quick access to
>>>>> system settings that you access every day, such as networking, location,
>>>>> sound, etc., as well as the messaging menu. Translating indicators will
>>>>> localize their menus when you swipe from the top edge.
>>>>>
>>>>> *   [Translate the Bluetooth indicator >][5]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Date and Time indicator >][6]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Power indicator >][7]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Sound indicator >][8]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Network indicator >][9]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Location indicator >][10]
>>>>> *   [Translate the Messages indicator >][11]
>>>>>
>>>>> ## Core and system apps
>>>>>
>>>>> You can think of core and system apps as being the same thing: a set
>>>>> the essential apps every user would expect preinstalled on their devices.
>>>>> Translating core apps, you'll make it possible to have a richer localized
>>>>> experience with clock, camera, weather, calculator and more.
>>>>>
>>>>> *   [Translate core apps >][12]
>>>>> *   [Translate system apps >][13]
>>>>> *   [Translate the System Settings app >][14]
>>>>>
>>>>> ## Testing translations
>>>>>
>>>>> With the addition of multiple supported form factors, testing is
>>>>> important not only to ensure that translations are correct, but also that
>>>>> they fit in UI components of different widths. So please double-check that
>>>>> long texts fit in in the smaller factors such as the phone.
>>>>>
>>>>> Translation testing on a running phone or on the emulator deserves an
>>>>> article of its own, so please stay tuned for the next update coming soon.
>>>>>
>>>>> Happy translating!
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> David.
>>>>>
>>>>>  [1]: http://davidplanella.org/make-ubuntu-speak-your-language/
>>>>>  [2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/QuickStartGuide
>>>>>  [3]: https://translations.launchpad.net/unity8
>>>>>  [4]: https://translations.launchpad.net/unity-scope-home
>>>>>  [5]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/indicator-bluetooth/+pots/indicator-bluetooth
>>>>>  [6]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/indicator-datetime/+pots/indicator-datetime/
>>>>>  [7]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/indicator-power/+pots/indicator-power/
>>>>>  [8]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/indicator-sound/+pots/indicator-sound/
>>>>>  [9]: https://translations.launchpad.net/indicator-network
>>>>>  [10]: https://translations.launchpad.net/indicator-location
>>>>>  [11]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/indicator-messages/+pots/indicator-messages/
>>>>>  [12]: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone-coreapps
>>>>>  [13]: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu-touch-preview
>>>>>  [14]:
>>>>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu-system-settings/trunk/+translations
>>>>>  [15]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/david-planella/11947627275/
>>>>>  [16]: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en
>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
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