[Fwd: debian more international]
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Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> At Mon, 24 Sep 2001 15:39:58 +0000,
> Sulaiman Alhasawi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello debian developers . Im from Kuwait and arabic is my language . i
> > have been searching in debian
> > for arabic support [ fonts , docs , etc .... ] and found nothing . im
> > interested in joining your community
> > and possibly taking care some of arabic projects .
> If you already have such things [fonts, docs, etc...] outside Debian,
> I recommend you to develop Debian packages for them. For your packages
> to be included in Debian distribution, you will have to be a registered
> Debian developer. Please read http://www.debian.org/devel/join/ for
> detail in joining Debian Project. Registration into Debian is a long
> process which usually take months. Thus, you will be interested in
> Sponsorship Program which is mentioned in the above webpage. When
> developing Debian packages, please refer Developers' Corner
> http://www.debian.org/devel/ and you will find some useful documents.
Yes i do have fonts and i get more . There are quite enough softwares that
already out and can help .
I can maintain them for debian too .
> If you have to develop Arabic supports in upstream level (i.e.,
> mere packaging is insufficient), I suggest you to contact with
> the upstream developers of softwares. For example, you may want
> to contact with developers of Rxvt and Xterm to ask Arab support.
> Also, I recommend you to maintain Arab web pages, documents, and
> other translations for Debian. Please refer
> http://www.debian.org/international/ for detail.
Sure . Thats what im interested in and thats why im here . Im already
translating LDP project with the
help of my collegues becuase its so big .
> > i have good
> > experience in linux-unix and progaramming also . im just curious
> > to know what do you think of it ?
> Fantastic! Debian intends to be a united "world version" distribution,
> unlike other distributions or OSes (for example, we buy Japanese version
> of MS Windows). I am sure every Debian members will welcome the
> addition of Arab support.
> > unfortunately
> > i dont know any developer who
> > can recommend me because i have not communicated with any one so far .
> A problem. Becoming a member of Debian Project needs an "advocate"
> and some personal identification. I think you can easily get your
> advocate. To do so, please do your work and ask comments in this
> mailing list (or some other appropreate ones). If a registered
> developer admits your work as useful, he/she will be an advocate.
> I think the most difficult step will be the Identification
> http://www.debian.org/devel/join/nm-step2 . Please consult with
> new-maintainer committee for this problem.
> > also i havent seen
> > a real arabic project maintained by a developer .
> I think this is not a problem.
> > i would like debian
> > to become
> > a better distro by covering more languages and becomes more
> > international .
> I agree.
> > any ideas ?
> Join us! :-)
Great .. i have read those pages you refered to . I want to know what the
first thing i should do . Should
i register my self into http://nm.debian.org or what ?? I really
appreciate some advice .
> Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>
> "Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/
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