[vlc-devel] How to start a new language ? (Indic Languages)

Christoph Miebach christoph.miebach at web.de
Thu Feb 26 23:34:30 CET 2015


On 24 Feb 2015, at 05:45, chandrakant dhutadmal <cpdhutadmal at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I was going through the web page  where translation maintainers are listed for translating VLC project ( VideoLAN - VLC media player internationalization). It appears that there are few Indian languages which are available in VLC media player. Namely, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu. There are two more languages mentioned on the page (Kannada and Odia), but language maintainers are not named. So i am safely assuming that these languages are also not available as yet.

The correct assumption would be more:
I am not maintaining the language list as actively as I wish to.

> C-DAC has been working on localization of various free and open source softwares for quite some time. It now wishes to contribute translations of all Indian languages for VLC player.  Since i am new to the processes in VLC project, can someone guide me / help me in contributing to the project. I can be one point contact for these translations. 
> As an immediate step, we would like to contribute to Kannada language. Kindly send me the files which needs to translated and submitted back.

There is already work on the translation into Kannada:


The way to go is:
Create an account at transifex (not open source, but free to use) and request to join the Kannada team.

Here are some additional hints:

There also exists a mailing list dedicated to translation:
translators at videolan.org

Feel free to contact me or this mailing list with any questions
regarding translations.

Best regards


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