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Re: lynx-dev NLS

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: Re: lynx-dev NLS
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:31:50 -0500

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 02:28:37PM +0100, Morten Bo Johansen wrote:
> Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 04:18:42PM +0530, SreePriya. G wrote:
> > > A "fr.po" file does exist in the "po" subdirectory though.
> > those are stubs for the language files in the regular tar or zip - the 
> > actual
> > files are in a different download,
> >
> This fr.po is completely broken and only about 2/3 of the
> messages are translated. Besides the header indicates that it
> was meant for 2.8.2.

Yes, the fr.po file is stale. Unfortunately, I don't know enough French
to fix it, and no one has volunteered to do so. Since I'm fairly
preverse, I leave that file lying around to encourage someone who
can fix it to do so. Some of the translations are probably valid, so
"completely broken" is an exageration.

> I find the policy concerning translations in Lynx terribly
> confusing and this is very likely the reason that none of the
> distributions carry versions of Lynx that include translations.

I always hoped the "Translation Project" would do all of the work of
collecting and distributing message files, and Lynx would include
the finished product. However, less than a dozen translators have
volunteered over the past 3 years. There's also the dead horse about
what should go into the distributions and what shouldn't. Read the
Lynx-Dev archives for the historical details.

> It would be nice to see it included at 

I only have time to maintain, which is sometimes
copied to
> Could some of you kindly provide me with the names of the
> maintainers for other distros such as Redhat, Mandrake etc..?

This should be coordinated by the Translation Project, not Lynx-Dev

Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
Don't think for a moment that I enjoyed doing that because I didn't.

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