[Live-demo] Re: [OSGeo-Edu] Fwd: First version of the Free GIS Book

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 11:52:33 PST 2011

OSGeo-Live translators,

As you can see from this email thread on the OSGeo Education list [1], a 
first draft of the Free GIS Book has been completed (in Spanish) and 
there is discussion about what tools and processes should be used to 
translate to other languages.

I suspect that many of you will have valuable advice that you can 
contribute to this discussion.

[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/edu_discuss

On 11/01/11 21:43, Stefan Steiniger wrote:
> Hei all,
> Mhm.. as a tech/developer person for me the Latex and SVN way seems to 
> be fine. I.w. working on the same sources.
> Also ELML an xml based e-learning environment goes that way (xml & svn).
> stefan
> Am 11.01.2011 01:38, schrieb Victor Olaya:
>> Cameron,
>> thanks for offering your help. I was thinking about using some
>> computer-aided translation software like OmegaT. I have no experience
>> with them, but some people told me about them, and they seem to be a
>> good idea for handling such a big text. Also, they make it easier to
>> update the translation (if I change a few phrases in the spanish
>> original version, they will tell you which paragraphs correspond to
>> those changed ones in the english version, so you can anytime know
>> which parts of the translated text are outdated). However, the idea of
>> using a spreadsheet is great, and definitely very practical
>> Regarding how to split the text, I have used LaTeX to create it, and
>> each chapter has its own text file. Since it is plain text, I think
>> that using SVN would be a great idea, so several translators can work
>> on the same file without any problem, knowing what someone else has
>> done since the last edit (the translation software will tell him about
>> this, as long as all translators of a file use the same software)
>> What do you think about this?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Victor
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