Xubuntu translations in Launchpad

Andrej Znidarsic andrej.znidarsic at ubuntu.com
Fri May 25 14:20:51 UTC 2012

Hello Xubuntu developers!

My name is Andrej Znidarsic and I am a member of Ubuntu translations
coordinators team.
As you might know untill now only packages in main have been translatable
in Launchpad and shipped in language packs.

Recently we added a feature to give universe packages an opt-in possibility
to be translatable in Launchpad and their
translations shipped in language packs. This means translators would be
able to use Launchpad's infrastructure for translations and updated
translations will be shipped as SRU after the final version is released.

In order to enable a universe package to be translatable in Launchpad, only
two modifications are needed in the package (additional info on the wiki
URL [1]):

1. Add X-Ubuntu-Use-Langpack: yes to debian/control's source record
2. Use dh_translations to generate a POT file during the build process.

Development cycle for Quantal has just started so it would be ideal time to
try this out.

I believe this would be a great feature for Xubuntu users to have.

Would you be interested/have time to do these modifications and enable
translations for the xfce4* source packages and other mayor Xubuntu
packages such as Abiword in Launchpad?

Let me know if you have any questions / problems implementing this.



[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Universe_Translations_in_LP
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