[Marketing] Re: [Live-demo] Language support for the Live Project
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 15:15:42 EST 2010
Regarding picking languages for the LiveDVD,
My suggestion is that we include the languages for which there are
translations in the packages, and the live DVD.
I have a list of OSGeo translators from FOSS4G who I can ask for help
from, once we have decided what should be translated.
As FOSS4G is in Spain this year, I think we should start with Spanish.
I think this release 3.0 we should consider translations experimental
(mainly because our documentation is pretty crappy in English and needs
be cleaned up before we put in huge efforts into translation). So it
would probably be wise to only focus on one language initially, unless
one of our translators is prepared to burn lots of time.
Alex Mandel wrote:
> So I've managed to get language packs installed. Oddly while the menu
> titles in xfce-panel don't seem to change the menu in them is definately
> in the correct language based on login (I've tested QGIS with German and
> Spanish so far).
> Adding 18 language packs took about 129 MB but I'm not sure if the gnome
> language packs are needed too or the spelling dictionaries. Of course
> picking which languages to support is now the real challenge. So far I
> went directly with a list off wikipedia of the most # of speakers in the
> world. I went all the way to 20 but a few of them don't have language
> packs in Ubuntu.
> This list long term should lead us towards finding translators for our
> help files and all the apps (assuming they aren't already translated).
> There seem to be 2 other alternate ways to pick though.
> 1. based on OSGeo chapter languages
> 2. based on the languages the OSGeo site supposedly supports
> translations for.
> Here are the comparative lists, if we had to cut it to 10 languages
> which would you pick?
> # of Speakers:
> sp \ #Spanish
> en \ #English
> hi \ #Hindi/Urdu
> ar \ #Arabic
> bn \ #Bengali
> pt \ #Portuguese
> ru \ #Russian
> ja \ #Japanese
> de \ #German
> jv \ #Javanese - no language pack
> pa \ #Punjabi pa
> # no language code for Wu may not be a written language
> fr \ #French
> te \ #Telugu
> vi \ #Vietnamese
> mr \ #Marathi
> ko \ #Korean
> ta \ #Tamil
> it \ #Italian
> tr \ #Turkish
> OSGeo Chapters:
> OSGeo Site:
> * English
> * Български (Russian?)
> * 简体中文 (Chinese?)
> * Deutsch German
> * Français French
> * Indonesian
> * Italiano Itialian
> * 日本語 (One of these is Japanese?)
> * 한국어 Korean
> * Nederlands Dutch
> * Polski Polish
> * Portuguese (Brazilian)
> * Русский Greek?
> * Español Spanish
> * Türkçe Turkish
> Thanks,Danke,Gracias, etc,
> Live-demo mailing list
> Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
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