[vlc-devel] Where to contribute to French localization of VLC?

Yann Ricquebourg yann.ricquebourg at irisa.fr
Wed Aug 19 12:40:43 CEST 2015


I just wanted to add some information showing something is not very clear for
users wanting to contribute to VLC translations:

1) http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/ write:
"most of the translation work has moved to transifex, you will probably want to check out the current information
http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/transifex-howto.html "

2) Then, on the mentioned ling http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/transifex-howto.html
"Use transifex only if you like"
"If the strings change in the git, the current version will show up automatically (within a day), so you won't have to take care of that yourself.
You can upload whenever you got something translated and don't need to email your progress and I will upload them to git at release time.
Even better: Some of the nightly builds fetch the current translations, so you can see them live within a day.
You can have several translators (maybe as reviewers) in your team."

=> Then one is motivated into using transifex.com

3) But on https://www.transifex.com/yaron/vlc-trans/ we read the opposive advice as mentioned in my previous e-mail:
"We are only keeping the translations in here. If you like to help translating [...]
Else, it is possible that all your work will be lost or be done twice."

=> Then one is informed that this is not the best place to contribute...

Any possibilities to make those information more clear?
Best regards,


Yann Ricquebourg wrote on 19/08/2015 at 12h18

> Hello,
> I've been using to contribute from times to times on transfex.com to VLC French translation
> (and I can confirm seeing some of my updates currently present in the binary release of VLC).
> Nevertheless I just notice the following note on transifex:
> https://www.transifex.com/yaron/vlc-trans/
> "We are only keeping the translations in here. If you like to help translating, please contact the current maintainer and/or the translation mailing list on videolan. You find all maintainers here:
> http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/
> or by clicking "Translation help pages" above
> Else, it is possible that all your work will be lost or be done twice."
> Is really this text up to date?
> Why accept people joining the teams if this VLC repository is just a copy a the work made elsewhere.
> Moreover, not using the power of multi-user contribution through transifex would be a pity.
> But, finally: where to upload the updates and completion of untranslated texts for French files
> in VLC project of it's not on transifex?
> For the moment, and like many people (according to the history), I contribute on transifex,
> but I really wonder if I'm not wrong after reading this note...
> Best regards, and still congratulations for that awesome software!
> -Yann.
> P.S. The obfuscation of the e-mail address of Éric Lassauge for French localization
> on http://www.videolan.org/developers/i18n/ looks wrong.
> It's written "lassauge qt users dot sourceforge dot net"
> where "qt" should be converted into "at" I think...

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