Fw: Translating pppconfig messages
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Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:24:18 -0300
From: Christian Perrier <email@example.com>
Subject: Translating pppconfig messages
We discovered yesterday that base-config indeed calls pppconfig in
one of its medium or low priority steps.
pppconfig allows for the configuration of PPP of course.
This package is maintained by John Hasler who seems to do really good
work with it, according to the BTS.
So, as this is potentially used during Debian Installer, I think we
haave to include it in the Debian Installer localisation effort like
other non d-i core packages such as tasksel, shadow...
pppconfig is rather special as it does not use debconf for user input,
but rather a debconf-style interface. IMHO, this leads to some
glitches as for instance, messages are translated sentence by sentence
while they are sometimes displayed in paragraphs.
Anyway, John's effort for i18n allows us to work on this, so I
encourage you to start working on pppconfig messages translation.
Currently, the templates for this translation are in po/messages.po in
the pppconfig package source tree.
Dennis seppy Stampfer is working on including it in d-i l10n
statistics page (John, this is
http://people.debian.org/~seppy/d-i/translation-status.html) so that
it will be easier to get the material.
In the meantime, those of you who want to start working on it may get
the package source "apt-get source pppconfig" and work on messages.po
134 strings...all of them being somewhat short, though.
There is a patch by Kenshi Muto currently waiting in the BTS for
improving i18n as well as including a japanese translation. Kenshi
showed it to me and it is great. John, could you please consider including it
in a soon-to-come release, possibly? Please consider this a formal
request by the D-I team...:-)
Of course, considering using debconf for these screen would be even
better but I understand this is more huge work you maybe can't have
Anyway, greetings to you all from Porto Alegre. Those who couldn't
attend, we're missing you for sure...
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