[Live-demo] Language Selection

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 17:32:19 PST 2011

I recommend that we provide language packs only for the languages which 
have translated text on OSGeo-Live.

It is a logical connection between seeing translated text and support 
for the language.

It also means we have identified a community which is strong enough to 
provide translating services.

On 01/02/11 11:20, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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