[Mageia-i18n] Setting up i18n team

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 13:25:59 CET 2010

On 3 December 2010 20:27, Marek Laane <bald at smail.ee> wrote:
> 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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Ahmad Samir

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