[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal Software Translation Portal

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Thu Sep 20 23:54:18 PDT 2007

I wonder if an organisation like www.translate.org.za would want to get
involved, say by:
- offering their facilities for FOSS GIS translations
- helping out with FOSS GIS translations through OSGeo channels
- extending their model beyond South African languages


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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Markus Neteler
Sent: 21 September 2007 08:05 AM
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Cc: GRASS translations
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal Software Translation Portal


as you may know, some of the OSGeo software projects
come with translated messages. E.g. GRASS has been
translated (partially) into more than 10 languages.
We (GRASS) have a dedicated mailing list for this and
a translation manager who takes care of synchronization,
update and message standardization.

So far - so nice. But.

We could gain more translators with a Web based
solution (think rainy day and you just want to translate
10 messages and don't want to mess around with .po
files from CVS and so forth).

Our suggestion is to set up a Web based solution for
all interested OSGeo projects (e.g. using "pootle").
To better brainstorm on that, we have made a Wiki page:


Comments welcome,

Markus Neteler
Stefano Costa

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