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Debian Installer string freeze: translations to complete (deadline July 4th)

Debian Installer is currently under a full string freeze, as part of
the preparation of an upcoming release (a release of Debian
*Installer*, *not* a release of Debian).

A string freeze is meant to allow translators to complete their work
without risking further changes of localized material.

The string freeze lasts until July 4th 2010, 23:59. After this
deadline, udeb packages uploads will happen. Languages incomplete
in level 1, sublevels 1 and 2 (as defined in D-I l10n documentation
[1]) will be dropped from D-I.

According to the latest localization status (published weekly, on
Mondays, in debian-i18n@lists.debian.org), 41 languages [2] are in a
good enough shape for being kept in the Debian Installer language
selection menu. Even though some of them are not fully complete for
all sublevels, they are not "in danger". You can still bring them to
"full 100%" in [3].

4 more languages [4] are "nearly out of danger" because they're only
missing a few localized strings in important user interaction
dialogs. Translators for these languages have been noticed to be
active but these languages are not fully "out of danger" until they're

More worrying is the status of the 20 remaining languages among the 65
that are supported in lenny. These ones will be deactivated if they're
not updated in time. 

<yell>In short, if you're interested in D-I support for Amharic,
Bosnian, Welsh, Dzongkha, Galician, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian,
Georgian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kurdish, Latvian, Macedonian, Malayalam,
Nepali, Serbian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Wolof, it's time to wake up

If you're already a translator for D-I, you know what to do: update
sublevels 1 and 2 of level 1 *in priority*...and consider updating the
entire level 1. If you have trouble doing this, please get in touch
with me.

If you are *not* a translator of D-I but are willing to help, please
mail debian-i18n@lists.debian.org (or, alternatively, mail me
privately) so that we see what can be done.

[1] http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/doc/l10n

[2] "out of danger" languages
    Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian, Bengali, Czech, Danish, 
    German, Greek, Esperanto, Estonian, Basque
    Spanish, Finnish, French, Irish, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian
    Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Dutch, 
    Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian,
    Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, 
    Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

[3] http://d-i.debian.org/l10n-stats

[4] "nearly out of danger" languages
    Belarusian, Catalan, Norwegian Nynorsk, 
    Brazilian Portuguese (promised to be completed in time)


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