[GRASS-translations] online localization

Nikos Alexandris nikos.alexandris at felis.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Oct 2 11:55:09 EDT 2009

Jan Trochta:
>         HI all,
>         Thank for colecction of your ideas and comments (expecially
>         Milena and
>         Nikos)
>         >From your comment it seems that Pootle is not the best
>         solution for us.
>         So next week I will try to register myself and grass to
>         transifex and
>         try to make some howto for new translators.
>         Are you Ok with it?

Milena Nowotarska wrote:
> Great. 
> But we still need a tool for translation online -  as it states in
> transifex FAQ [1], the translator can take the file and lock it, so
> noone else would take it the same time. Translation need to be done on
> desktop application.

Why is this necessarily a drawback?

I mean, why should a project maintainer needed then if anyone can just
log-in and translate/ modify whatever he likes (like in a wiki)? Or
isn't this meant to be like that?

If so, only a supervisor should be required to check if people do
translate and ban "bad" people.

Instead, why not use e.g. poedit [4] to do locally what has to be done
and update work on-line after a possible cross-checking from at least 2
people and push files to the translation manager (transifex)?

Oh... maybe I miss the essence of all this.
Greets, Nikos

> Then the file have to be sent back to the project maintainer or
> translation mamager, or attached to the upstream project's bug/ticket
> reporting system. 
> If we coudn't find any better online translation tool, I would opt for
> using pootle anyway.
> Last week I was testing Virtaal [2], desktop translation tool
> mentioned by Robert. It is very *helpful* for the translator, perhaps
> the best tool on windows platform now :)
> When we switch to transifex, we must not forget to update the wiki
> messages translation page [3] so noone would take .po files directly
> from svn ;)
> Cheers, 
> Milena
> [1] http://www.transifex.net/faq/ 
> [2] http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/virtaal/features
> [3] http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_messages_translation 

[4] http://www.poedit.net/

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