[ubuntu-uk] Fwd: Call for creating and testing localized ISO images

Dave Rice dave at ricey.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 10:05:04 UTC 2011

Al, all,

As I'm part of the translation team I'd be happy to help.

Getting our own localised version certainly makes sense!


On Jul 22, 2011 10:57 AM, "Alan Pope" <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> Anyone fancy helping out with this.
> We're looking to make localised en_GB ISO images, at the moment the
> default ISO is en_US (so American keyboard layout, dictionary etc).
> Cheers,
> Al.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com>
> Date: 22 July 2011 10:46
> Subject: Call for creating and testing localized ISO images
> To: Ubuntu Translators <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com>, "Ubuntu
> local community team (LoCo) contacts" <loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Hi all,
> You are probably aware of this spec to create localized ISOs:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-o-cd-localization
> In a nutshell, language packs are going away from the main Ubuntu ISO
> (as you know, we could never include them all anyway), and instead,
> we're providing LoCos with a standard set of tools to create ISOs which
> not only can be shipped with a given language enabled and installed by
> default, but also allow setting other defaults appropriate for the given
> language/region/culture.
> At this point, I'd like to ask if any of you guys would be willing to
> sign up for creating and testing the first localized images for your
> language/LoCo.
> The tools are still being created, so for now we are not looking at
> creating them already, but rather for a list of contacts of people
> committed to creating and testing the first prototypes when the
> infrastructure is ready.
> I've just drafted a page to coordinate this process:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneiricOcelot/LocalizedImagesRollout
> Note that the FAQ is still in a pretty crude state, as the actual
> project is to be completed by release date and thus it is still in
> progress. Therefore, if you've got any questions, please feel free to
> ask and we'll try to answer and include them in the FAQ. Please do read
> the spec first, as your question might already be answered there.
> So if you'd like to contribute to the ISO image for your language/LoCo,
> please add yourself to the table in the wiki page.
> I'm very excited about this project, which I think it's going to be
> awesome for LoCos. Thanks a lot for your help!
> Regards,
> David.
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