[Live-demo] Language Selection

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Jan 31 16:20:31 PST 2011

If you recall from the last time we discussed this I had proposed one
option of starting with locations that have OSGeo chapters. No one
stated an opinion on the options so we went with a hack of wikipedia
list of # of speakers in the world.

I'll have to go back and more thoroughly analyze the download logs to
give us another hint as to where OSGeo Live is being used, this could be
quite a different list than we expect.

There were I believe 17-18 languages on the last version, and if we can
better optimize the list that would be good, as a reduction in # would
save use considerable space. Last I checked it's ~10-25MB per language
pack. Just keep in mind that maximum outreach may not be the same as
catering to the known crowd.


On 01/31/2011 03:48 PM, Brian Hamlin wrote:
> of course, any group that submitted document translations is first on
> the list!
> from "too fast on the Send button"  -Brian
> On Jan 31, 2011, at 3:38 PM, Brian Hamlin wrote:
>> Hello Live DVD List-
>>   I was reminded today about Languages, via a blog post on the Debian
>> Planet feed.
>> The next version of Debian is close to final, and they are rounding up
>> language translations.
>>   I propose that prominent, supported language packs on the Live DVD
>> ought to be chosen
>> in response to real-world participation. If that were the case, using
>> Debian as a model, I see
>> Very High / Highest Participation
>>      english, german, french, italian, spanish, portuguese, russian,
>> swedish, czech, japanese
>> Participation
>>    Belorussian, catalan, lithuanian, malayalam, norwegian, romanian,
>> slavak, vietnamese
>> Some Others
>>   Hindi, Thai, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Korean
>> of course, Debian is published in over 70 languages, and wikipedia now
>> has articles on over 250 languages.
>> Very strong international support is a win-win for everyone, and, I
>> think emphasis ought to be placed first, where
>> there are active members who have actual access to OSGeo tools.
>>   best regards from Berkeley, CA
>>    -Brian
>> ==
>> Brian Hamln
>> planetwork.net
>> OSGeo California Chapter
>> (415) 717-4462 cell

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