[Mageia-i18n] Setting up i18n team

Marek Laane bald at smail.ee
Fri Dec 3 19:27:25 CET 2010

2010/12/3 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>

> 2010/12/3 Marek Laane <bald at smail.ee>:
> >>
> > One point we could discuss is avoiding same path in case of documentation
> as
> > in Mandriva which rather intimidated translators and IMHO was somehow
> > cumbersome (I never could master neither Borges nor it's successor).
> Maybe
> > we could adapt e.g. KDE's way: make documentation available in same
> format
> > as UI, i.e. in PO-files, and use some scripts translating PO to XML and
> vice
> > versa?
> As PO is not really usefull for floating text (my personal opinion
> based on my experience with Mandrake/Mandriva manuals, your mileage
> may vary) we do need a collaboraton platform. Yes, Borges was
> something you had to learn to work with but we (Mandrake manual team,
> later NeoDoc.biz) liked it :) There are talks between Anne and Camille
> from NeoDoc about an Account in Calenco. I asked Anne if we could have
> a training account at Calenco to test it. We'll see...
> Of course we will discuss this when the time comes - at the moment too
> many questions are open (what has to go into "official" documentation,
> the one which will be delivered with the distributiona and which
> should be translated into as many languages as possible, then what
> will be in which part of the wiki yet to create, etc.).
> That's why I postponed the creation of documentation group and
> "doc-translation" group.
> --
> wobo

Well, yes, as KDE translator my "mileage" really shows it's much more easy
to translate PO-s and then regenerate it as XML (DocBook in KDE) and add
pictures and so on than fuss about in any other format - I've had years ago
even translated Mandriva docs straight in XML but can't say if was great
fun... Another point for PO is that you can have translation memory if you
use Lokalize or some other TM-capable application. But, of course, all that
may be discussable in future...

Marek Laane
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