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Re: Request for Clue: i18n of fortune-esque things

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 02:06:36AM +0200, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> * Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> [030423 23:38]:
> > I just had the idea of translating these hints myself and thus I talked
> > with Grisu about using the DDTP server for this purpose.  He promised
> > to think about this ...
> Well, did I missed something, hasn't anybody translated them, yet? I
> was a little bit curious, so after I translated the Hints to german
> (just 14 Hints), I created my very first own Package!
> You can see it at:
> deb http://www.schmehl.info/linux/debian/ ./
> deb-src http://www.schmehl.info/linux/debian/ ./
> I called it fortunes-debian-hints-de.

This was, honestly, pretty much exactly what I was trying to avoid. I
*want* to have the i18n stuff in the same package, so that there is some
remote chance of it staying up to date and syncronized. This is stuff that
we're expecting *absolutely new* users to be able to use, without much
effort, *before* they have a clue (the whole idea of the package being to
impart some of the distilled clue of the project as a whole).

Anyone wanting to volunteer to translate stuff should feel free to contact
me directly; failing that, I'll probably just ask around the DDTP for
volunteers, when I need them. The whole reason for asking was to find some
way that the could all be released together, in one nice, neat package (and
yes, that might mean gettext-enabling fortune, or somesuch, as others have

At the *very* worst (say, I wait a week or two, and can't find anyone to do
a translation), I can either hunt outside Debian, or I can mark the hint
as not being properly translated (and provide a current english version,
or somesuch, as being better-than-nothing). Hints also don't change very
often, really, after the first pass or two.
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>

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