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Re: Translation help

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:38:02 -0600

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Bolstridge, Andrew
<andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org [mailto:hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org] On Behalf
>> Of Hyrum K. Wright
>> Sent: 15 November 2010 18:17
>> To: Subversion Development
>> Subject: Translation help
>>
>> To any current and/or interested translators:
>>
>> In an effort to make translation of Subversion easier, and more
> complete,
>> I've installed an instance of Pootle, a web-based translation tool.
> You can
>> access it here:
>> http://translate.hyrumwright.org/projects/svn/
>>
>> -Hyrum
>
> Nice find, we're thinking of investigating it to see if it would help
> our internal translation efforts!
>
> My colleague Kim might help with a Danish translation, but he is busy so
> wouldn't be able to commit fully to it - so, would it make sense to put
> a translation project for Danish on that site so he could dip in as he
> has time. (no doubt when he sees a target to aim for, he'll be more
> encouraged to finish them all :) )

That would be great. Kim actually contacted me privately (perhaps
just a Reply instead of Reply-All), and I've encouraged him to contact
this list to state his intentions if he wants to contribute to the
Danish translation.

There are *so* many languages, that it seems overkill to list them
all, without knowing someone is going to pick up the translation. By
having folks mail this list, it not only gets me to add it to the
translation page, but also let's others in the community know somebody
is working on it.

My sense is that people who are contributing meaningful translations,
even if only through the Pootle site, would be made committers,
following the normal process. That's something for the PMC to
discuss, however.

> Obviously it wouldn't be released until complete, but - if an empty
> translation is visible, people might contribute more than if they had to
> commit themselves, so as a tool to assist translation - it's can only
> help.

Actually, we've got several translations which are far from complete,
but which still ship. There's probably some minimal threshold
translations should meet, but I've got to think it's *very* low. :)

-Hyrum
Received on 2010-11-16 16:38:42 CET

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