[vlc-devel] Translation of VLC into Afrikaans and other languages

Samuel Murray (Groenkloof) samuel at translate.org.za
Mon Jul 21 11:03:14 CEST 2008


I'd like to help translate VLC into Afrikaans and possibly a few other 
languages as well.  I'm one of the admins of the Pootle server at 
pootle.locamotion.org, and I'd like to make use of it when translating 
VLC into Afrikaans.

I assume the POT file contained in the latest source file (vlc-0.8.6e) 
is the latest.  Is there a mailing list to subscribe to which sends out 
notice when the POT file is updated?

Also I'd like to know if there is a mailing list specifically for VLC 
translators.  I see there is the forum, but I can't find mention of a 
mailing list on your web site.

Samuel Murray

By the way:

We host several projects at Pootle, and I'd like to offer the other VLC 
translators also the use of our Pootle server, if they're interested. 
I'll contact them individually.  Pootle is not for everyone, but it can 
be useful for teams with inexperienced translators or teams in which the 
translation is mostly finished.  Using Pootle won't impact your normal 
procedures -- translators still submit their PO files directly to you.

You may notice that we already have a few VLC translations on our Pootle 
server -- this was mostly people who contacted us directly whom we 
thought would be interested in translating VLC, but there was no control 
over whether these translators had formal contact with the VLC project, 
and personally I don't think that is a good thing.  In the coming month 
we'd like to formalise the process by requiring that translators become 
the official VLC translator for their language before we create their 
language on Pootle.

Samuel Murray samuel at translate.org.za
Decathlon, for volunteer opensource translations

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