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Translation status

one master "skeleton" page with all the applications preformatted in tables and initial status to translate, and one page per language with progress status based on the master page:

Need for translation mailing list (and coordinators?)

Who is coordinating translation, in paticular, russian one? I would be nice to see the progress and where is newcomers can fit in. Dmitri 05:33, 23 February 2007 (CET)

There is already main SVN which probably will contain all the translations (I think it is no problem for OpenMoko team). I propose to create mailing list for translators (like Debian's debian-l10n-russian@ list), and wiki page "how to start translating", with the name of coordinator (do you want to be the coordinator? ;), mailing list name, translation rules and so on. MikhailGusarov 07:42, 23 February 2007 (CET)
For coordination - we just have to have a list of files to translate and status of them such as translated, in progress, to translate see the table below. It can be done by creating progress pages (such as Translation_ru for russian language) with list of all applications and status of translation.
The tools and commands how to retrive files for translation and submit translated version to the appropriate destination IMO should be on the top of the page - it would not take much space.
Maillist for each language, where is ppl willing to work, would be very helpfull. However, since all the translators able to read and write in english - we can use regular maillist for developers, or just one dedicated maillist for all translators.
Also I doubt nessesity to split wiki on language basis at present time.
Dmitri 09:03, 23 February 2007 (CET)
As i posted on the community mailinglist i think we *really* need a translatoin mailing list (if not one for every language) , i aggree with the abovementined need for a coordinator too even if not so necessery IMHO. join the discussion OM-i18n-ml on the community mailinglist.

Example for Skeleton translation table

Contacts

Contacts
file1 to translate
file2 to translate
file3 to translate

Calendar

Calendar
file4 to translate
file5 to translate
file6 to translate

Example for pages with translation status

Contacts

Contacts
file1 to translate
file2 In progress since yyyy-mm-dd
file3 translated yyyy-mm-dd

Calendar

Calendar
file4 to translate
file5 to translate
file6 to translate

Rosetta is a nice tool

I use Rosetta when I'm translating programs in Ubuntu. It works very good. Maybe we could use that, or be inspired by that. https://translations.launchpad.net/ Try looking in the page given. EsbenDamgaard 14:50, 21 March 2007 (CET)

  • Rosetta could be nice but is closed source. if i was "you" I'd try to be as open as possible. there are good software already for po* files. but hey.. you are free to do what you want =)
Personal tools

Translation status

one master "skeleton" page with all the applications preformatted in tables and initial status to translate, and one page per language with progress status based on the master page:

Need for translation mailing list (and coordinators?)

Who is coordinating translation, in paticular, russian one? I would be nice to see the progress and where is newcomers can fit in. Dmitri 05:33, 23 February 2007 (CET)

There is already main SVN which probably will contain all the translations (I think it is no problem for OpenMoko team). I propose to create mailing list for translators (like Debian's debian-l10n-russian@ list), and wiki page "how to start translating", with the name of coordinator (do you want to be the coordinator? ;), mailing list name, translation rules and so on. MikhailGusarov 07:42, 23 February 2007 (CET)
For coordination - we just have to have a list of files to translate and status of them such as translated, in progress, to translate see the table below. It can be done by creating progress pages (such as Translation_ru for russian language) with list of all applications and status of translation.
The tools and commands how to retrive files for translation and submit translated version to the appropriate destination IMO should be on the top of the page - it would not take much space.
Maillist for each language, where is ppl willing to work, would be very helpfull. However, since all the translators able to read and write in english - we can use regular maillist for developers, or just one dedicated maillist for all translators.
Also I doubt nessesity to split wiki on language basis at present time.
Dmitri 09:03, 23 February 2007 (CET)
As i posted on the community mailinglist i think we *really* need a translatoin mailing list (if not one for every language) , i aggree with the abovementined need for a coordinator too even if not so necessery IMHO. join the discussion OM-i18n-ml on the community mailinglist.

Example for Skeleton translation table

Contacts

Contacts
file1 to translate
file2 to translate
file3 to translate

Calendar

Calendar
file4 to translate
file5 to translate
file6 to translate

Example for pages with translation status

Contacts

Contacts
file1 to translate
file2 In progress since yyyy-mm-dd
file3 translated yyyy-mm-dd

Calendar

Calendar
file4 to translate
file5 to translate
file6 to translate

Rosetta is a nice tool

I use Rosetta when I'm translating programs in Ubuntu. It works very good. Maybe we could use that, or be inspired by that. https://translations.launchpad.net/ Try looking in the page given. EsbenDamgaard 14:50, 21 March 2007 (CET)

  • Rosetta could be nice but is closed source. if i was "you" I'd try to be as open as possible. there are good software already for po* files. but hey.. you are free to do what you want =)