Re: L10n of Debconf templates
Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> I would like to ask why these translations are filed as bug reports,
> with the translation pasted in the middle of mail.
> Is it really safe to do so (e.g. does sending it via e-mail
> guarantee that the character set is preserved rightly)?
No, it's often not safe, and it's a big PITA too, to have to save the
whole thing to a file and edit it. Translators should send attachments.
Of course, maybe the BTS and/or bug reporting tools are at fault here
for not supporting attachments?
> And yes, a step-by-step instruction would be nice. :P
a. Receive translation.
b. Save to file named debian/templates.ll in your package, where "ll"
is the language code. It might occasionally be of the form ll_LL
(pt_BR); you can find the right code by looking for a Description-ll:
line in the translated templates. The translator should also tell you
what the code is, probably.
c. Run "debconf-getlang --stats debian/templates debian/templates.*" to
see stats about how up-to-date every translation of the templates
d. Make sure your rules file contains a call to dh_installdebconf.
e. Build, test, upload.
see shy jo
 Or "debconf-mergetemplate debian/templates.* debian/templates >
debian/tmp/DEBIAN/templates" or the like, if you don't use