[vlc-devel] Bislama Localization File

Christoph Miebach christoph.miebach at web.de
Tue Jun 11 10:57:53 CEST 2013


There also exists a mailing list dedicated to translation:
translators at videolan.org
I CCed this email there.

On 10.06.2013 21:36, Edward Wang wrote:
> On 13-06-09 10:45 PM, Antonio Josiah <antzjosh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I am from the tiny island nation of Vanuatu in the South-West Pacific.
>> I use VLC extensively and lately I have been thinking about
>> translating the interface into my national language. Therefore, I
>> would like to request a localization file for my national language -
>> called Bislama.
>> Please send me a localization file so I can start working on it.
>> Kind regards
>> ______________________

> You can find the .pot file to translate here:
> http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=blob_plain;f=po/vlc.pot
> Save it as vlc.pot. You can find instructions on how to translate here:
> http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/vlc-howto.html
> Use the software poEdit to edit the .pot file. You can find poEdit here:
> http://www.poedit.net/
> Save your modified file with all translations as bi.po (bi is the
> language code for Bislama), and then send it to the translation
> co-coordinators, either No_se (christoph.miebach at web.de) or xtophe
> (xtophe at videolan.org)

This should provide a way to start translating.

> --------------------------------------------------------
> Addendum from Christoph Miebach:
> I could also offer you the choice of using transifex. You would have to
> create an account there and request the creation of a Bislama team here
> (only if you _want_ to use transifex):

Here is a problem: There is no Bislama in transifex, yet.
I requested new languages before, this will work if there is data at 
cldr.unicode. And here is the real issue: There is none.

AFAICT, you will be able to translate desktop vlc and provide a 
translation for the website, but nobody will be able to set his/her 
browser to Bislama (similar for android). So you might want to add 
Bislama here:


I never added new language data here, but I am willing to help.
There might be even someone else on the translators list with some 



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