[Marketing] Preparation of translation booklet Open Source Inside
marcvloemans at b3partners.nl
Wed Feb 11 04:13:31 EST 2009
Thanks for the reminder. I am somewhat drowning in work at the moment (book presentations, tenders and regular office stuff), with next week some ski 'hols'. I intend to pick it up in the week of 23 feb. Will keep you (all) posted of course.
My initial attempts with the OSGEO Wiki is that it does not facilitatie tables (per chapter 3 columns and umpteen rows: Dutch > English > Spanish translation space). Perhaps somebody on this list is able to do this? Or is there a work around?
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From: Roald de Wit [mailto:roald.dewit at lisasoft.com]
To: Marc Vloemans [mailto:marcvloemans at b3partners.nl]
Cc: marketing at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:marketing at lists.osgeo.org]
Sent: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:29:04 +0100
Subject: Re: Zero cents for translation and localization!
On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 23:16 +1030, Marc Vloemans wrote:
> Thanks, I will take your suggestion fully on board, as it should well
> work in the osgeo-wiki! It certainly will take a load off my back,
> involve the wider community and help the marketing effort.
> I go and check the wiki-policies in osgeo and set up the
> 'localisation' matrix.
> Will keep you posted.
Is there any progress with the 'localisation' matrix? Let me know if you
need any help.
> Cheers, Marc
> From: Roald de Wit [mailto:roald.dewit at lisasoft.com]
> To: Marc Vloemans [mailto:marcvloemans at b3partners.nl]
> Cc: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:mpg at lizardtech.com], Lorenzo
> Becchi [mailto:lorenzo at ominiverdi.com],
> marketing at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:marketing at lists.osgeo.org]
> Sent: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:30:24 +0100
> Subject: Re: Zero cents for translation and localization!
> Hi Marc,
> Yeah, I'm happy to do some 'mopping up'. Of course you could
> work to people too if you don't want to do all the work
> There are more dutchies active within OSGeo than just the
> three of us
> (maybe not all of them subscribed to this list).
> So, here is my suggestion:
> * Make the dutch version (preferable the latest version)
> for download
> * Setup a page (somewhere on the OSGeo wiki?) and divide the
> booklet into bite size sections in a table format: 1 row per
> section, 2 columns: 1 for the section name, the other for the
> name of the person that translates the section
> * Every person that will work on a section will write down
> * Send an email to discuss at osgeo asking for volunteers. Hey,
> there a Dutch list as well?
> * After the booklet is translated into English and proof read,
> others can translate from there, unless of course there are
> volunteers that speak both Dutch and say, Spanish of course.
> They could start straight away!
> What do you think of this?
> Cheers, Roald
> On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 04:18 +1030, Marc Vloemans wrote:
> > Ok guys,
> > As I am not a developer/code jockey but rather a MBA
> graduate and
> > strategist, my contribution to the community will consist of
> the words
> > to "sell" the code :-)
> > Please, be patient. Initial translation will take roughly 20
> > (writing it in Dutch amounted to around 60 nights) over the
> next two
> > months.
> > If afterwards Michael and Roald could do the "mopping up",
> and Lorenzo
> > could take care of the Spanish version, I believe we have a
> > medium for future marketing purposes which will cover a
> > part of the world (by the way, anyone happens to speak
> Chinese on this
> > mailinglist?).
> > Here goes nothing ;-)
> > Marc
> Roald de Wit
> Software Engineer
> roald.dewit at lisasoft.com
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