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Re: Fwd: Call for translations (Debian 5.0 "lenny" release notes)

LI Daobing (李道兵) wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org>
> Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 12:56 AM
> Subject: Call for translations (Debian 5.0 "lenny" release notes)
> To: debian-i18n@lists.debian.org, debian-doc@lists.debian.org,
> debian-release@lists.debian.org,
> debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
> Hi,
> sooner or later we will release Debian 5.0. When time comes.
> The release notes are far from being ready, but we need to start
> translations now. If you like to help:
> 1. Please reply to this e-mail (debian-doc list) stating your
>   interest. I will coordinate translations to prevent double
>   work.
>   In the past we had translations for ca, cs, da, de, en, es,
>   fi, fr, it, ja, ko, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, sk, sv, vi,
>   zh_CN, and zh_TW. My personal goal is to have the nine most
>   widely spoken languages (zh_CN, en, hi, es, ar, ru, pt/pt_BR,
>   fr, de) in. Of course, all translations are most welcome!
>   The release notes are now distributed under the terms of the
>   GNU General Public License, version 2. So will the translations.
> 2. Inform me, if you prefer full-text translation over
>   po-file method. Default is po. Currently, only pt_BR uses
>   full-text style.
>   Inform me, if you intend to use any other encoding than UTF-8
>   and good reason why. Currently, all translation use UTF-8.
> 3. If you like to start, check out the release notes:
>   $ svn checkout
> svn://svn.debian.org/svn/ddp/manuals/branches/release-notes/lenny
>   You need to apt-get install subversion to do so.
> 4. Start the translation using your favourite editor. For po,
>   you can use po-mode in Emacs or poedit or just vi. For
>   full-text translation, you might try nxml-mode in Emacs or
>   any other text editor, such as vi or gedit or whatever.
>   Use the existing translation of the Debian 4.0 ("etch")
>   release notes as a guide. We cannot easily re-use the
>   translation, because the format changed from debiandoc SGML
>   to DocBook XML and because it is the nature of release notes,
>   that they change fundamentally from one release to the next
>   anyway. But at least some parts did not change. Find the
>   Debian 4.0 release notes here:
>   http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes
> 5. Check your translation by running "make validate LINGUA=XY"
>   with XY being your language code. If validation fails, you
>   messed up the DocBook XML markup and need to fix it.
>   For this mandatory step you need to apt-get install
>   docbook-xml, libxml2-utils, make, and po4a (and probably
>   more, I forgot).
> 6. For checking the complete document you can also run
>   "make txt LINGUA=XY architecture=ABC" (text version)
>   "make html LINGUA=XY architecture=ABC" (HTML version)
>   "make pdf LINGUA=XY architecture=ABC" (PDF version)
>   Replace XY with your language code and ABC with a valid
>   architecture (one of alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386,
>   ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, or sparc).
>   For this (optional) step, you need to apt-get install
>   xsltproc, docbook-xsl, w3m, dblatex, and xmlroff (and probably
>   more, I forgot).
> 7. If you have write permission to the subversion repository,
>   just checkin your translation. I trust you. But, please,
>   before checkin, run "make tidypo". This helps to normalise
>   the po files and keep diffs sane.
>   If you do not have write permission, either file a bug
>   against the pseudo-package "release-notes" and attach your
>   translation as patch or send it me via e-mail. Whatever you
>   prefer.
> 8. The release notes will change a lot until release. Sometimes
>   it will be frustrating, if you just translated a paragraph
>   and the next day somebody changes or removes the paragraph
>   and your effort becomes void. Sorry in advance! Unfortunately,
>   this is inevitable. Run "svn update" at least once a day, this
>   will minimise surprises.
> Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 will be the best release Debian ever made.
> Maybe it will not feature the best release notes we ever had,
> but let us have at least the largest number of translations!
> Many thanks in advance!
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