Tag: translation

Apr 08 2009

Towards a GNOME CLI translation management tool

Update 7/June/2009: The repository was moved to https://github.com/simos/gnome-i18n-manage-vcs/. There was some confusion between this script and intltools, which now is a general localisation tool, not tied to GNOME. In Designing a command-line translation tool for GNOME, I described how a CLI translation management tool would be used to ease the work of a translator with …

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Mar 03 2008

Designing a command-line translation tool for GNOME

One messy task with GNOME translations is the whole workflow of getting the PO files, translating/updating/fixing them, and then uploading them back. One would need to use command line, and several different commands to accomplish this. KDE and KBabel has a nice feature that allows you to easily grab all translation files, work on them, …

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Feb 29 2008

FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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Dec 03 2007

The Google Highly Open Participation Contest

One more initiative by Google to reach out to the community and promote free and open-source software is the The Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2007/2008. The purpose of the competition is to enable young students older than 13 years old but have not entered yet the tertiary education, to participate in open-source development. To …

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Aug 05 2007

Greek OLPC localisation status

The Greek OLPC localisation effort is ongoing and here is a report of the current status. For discussions, reading discussion archives and commenting, please see the Greek OLPC Discussion Group. We are localising two components, the UI (User Interface) and applications of the OLPC, and the main website at http://www.laptop.org/ The UI is currently being …

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Jul 23 2007

Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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Jul 16 2007


(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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Apr 02 2007

Using SVN for GNOME Translators

Update 3rd June 2009: This is a very old post when GNOME was using SVN for the VCS (now we use git). My blog theme does not show the year, so I am writing this in case you are confused by the post. Now GNOME uses SVN to manage the development of the software. To …

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Mar 15 2007

Νέες προθεσμίες για τη μετάφραση του GNOME 2.18(.1)

Κατά το http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointSeventeen η προθεσμία για την υποβολή μεταφράσεων για το GNOME 2.18 έχει περάσει. Τώρα επικεντρώνουμε την προσοχή μας στο GNOME 2.18.1 που θα γίνει διαθέσιμο στις αρχές Απριλίου. Θα προσπαθήσουμε να τελειώσουμε τη δουλειά νωρίτερα από τις αρχές Απριλίου. Έχω την εντύπωση ότι οι διανομές Fedora και Ubuntu θα πάρουν από το 2.18.1. …

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Jan 09 2007

Translating OLPC software

The core OLPC software is developed at http://dev.laptop.org/ using the GIT source code management system. For the tasks of the translator, one needs to look into the different projects and locate any po/ subdirectory. The existence of this subdirectory show that the piece of software is internationalised (=can be translated). For example, the core component …

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Jan 09 2007

Translating the OLPC

In a previous post, we covered how to install fonts and enabling writing support on the OLPC. The OLPC contains a limited number of applications that are available to be translated. These applications include NetworkManager, part of the GNOME project (HEAD, extras) alsa-utils, ??? aspell, external atk10, part of the GNOME project (GNOME 2.18, developer) …

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