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[Self-platform-dev] possible collaboration for SELF localisation

From: David Jacovkis
Subject: [Self-platform-dev] possible collaboration for SELF localisation
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:34:27 +0100
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Hi all,

last Saturday I gave a talk on SELF at the Wikimedia Netherlands Conference. There I talked with Siebald Mazeland from the Translatewiki project. This is an online tool for the localisation of software

They localise Mediawiki+extensions and a few other projects. He's offering to include SELF in their project pool and have their volunteers get started translating the system messages to Dutch, French, Arabic and Egyptian Spoken Arabic. He gave me a demo of the platform and it looks simple and efficient.

If we're interested in their help, they'd need the source .po files, and ideally commit access to upload the translated files. Check his message attached below. What do you think?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        SELF and Betawiki
Date:   Sun, 2 Nov 2008 01:02:08 +0100
From:   Siebrand Mazeland <address@hidden>
Organization:   Kitano ICT
To:     <address@hidden>
CC:     'Niklas Laxström' <address@hidden>

Hi David,

As promised a follow up on the very interesting chat we had earlier
today at the WCN 2008. In it I introduced Betawiki
(_http://translatewiki.net_) to you, a wiki environment in which we
succesfully localise MediaWiki, its extensions, Mantis and FreeCol. I
think it would be interesting for both Betawiki and SELF to explore
possibilities to also offer localisation for SELF in Betawiki.

In our conversation you indicated that SELF uses gettext/po files. We
support those, and only need to make a little configuration. What I
would like to know is form which source code repository I can pull the
SELF files to we can setup a test and see if there are any issues. If
there are no issues, we could start offering localisation for SELF
within a week or so.

Preferably we would commit the results ourselves. That would save
everyone time. You could make some noise about the newly available
localisation environment for SELF so that the translators that have
worked on it before can come to Betawiki. The languages that I expect
will jump on a new product first are Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Arabic,
Dutch, and French. More language will of course follow with the
translators you bring in, and over time the Betawiki translators will
get to know SELF.

Please let me know if you have any question, and I would also appreciate
feedback on the source code repo.


Siebrand Mazeland

David Jacovkis
Free Knowledge Institute
Wibautstraat 150, 0 1 Vloer
1091GR Amsterdam, Nederland

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