Re: [install-doc] About translations
On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 07:38:27AM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> I tried to manage the French translation of the new installation manual
> in DocBook XML format with poxml. It seems to work fine, except for one
> major problem when tag attributes contain entities (see #213036).
> I will continue to investigate this issue.
> Docstruct.ent must be patched to build foreign documentation, but
> I do not know how. One solution is to remove the en/ prefix, move
> this file into en/ and put symlinks ../en/docstruct.ent -> .
> for other languages.
Whatever works ... the idea was to provide a roadmap of the document
for people that work on it, as well as pulling it all together. Maybe
it would be better to make it language-specific.
> Translators can also work as with boot-floppies, the doc-check script
> has been patched to work with current docs.
> Chris, are translators supposed to work on the manual now, or should
> they wait?
Here is the status. There are 8 chapters complete:
These need to be reviewed to be sure the information is correct, they
are mostly just imported and reorganized from the boot-floppies
We need to add the new information in the middle on how to use
debian-installer. This corresponds to the old sections rescue-boot,
kernel-install, and boot-new. We also need to add the tech-info
chapter which talks about how to customize for different kernels etc.
I think what we have represents about 80% of the final text. I plan to
get started on the final sections as soon as I can actually do an
install on my powerpc, or hopefully in the next week. :)
So, it's up to them. Myself, I think it would be fine to get started,
the more eyes we have on it the better.
Debian GNU/Linux Operating System
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