[OSGeo-Discuss] Manage translation in OSGeo project

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Wed Aug 27 00:26:40 PDT 2008

Have a look at how these guys do it and get them involved: http://www.translate.org.za/


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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot
Sent: 26 August 2008 01:22 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Manage translation in OSGeo project

Dave Patton wrote:
> On 2008/08/25 2:29 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> What about researching Launchpad to manage translations of OSGeo 
>> projects and documents?
>> https://help.launchpad.net/Translations/YourProject
> Launchpad apparently uses the "GNU GetText file formats",
> which is also what is used by the Translation Project:
> http://translationproject.org/html/welcome.html
 > In addition to Launchpad, there are a variety of tools
 > that translators can use to work with "GNU GetText file formats",
 > including cross-platform GUI interfaces such as Poedit:
 > http://www.poedit.net/


The TP.org looks very promising to me.

> Perhaps the first question isn't "what interface do we
> support/suggest", but rather whether or not it is practical
> for OSGeo to support 'a single file format' for translations
> (e.g. the "GNU GetText file formats").

Yes, this is the first question to answer.
I believe there are tools that help to convert GNU gettext source
files to other formats like docbook, etc.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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