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Re: Inaccuracies in the documentation



On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 03:35:27PM -0300, Natanael Henrique wrote:
> Greetings to the team of Debian documentation.
> The reason for my contact is to help their Debian documentation.
> If I'm wrong I'm sorry, but I was reading "A Brief History of Debian"
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/ch-leaders.pt.html and
> came across a (possible) incoherence.
> Link posted on the page is put the information of the leaders of Debian
> using the past tense and the following information is contained:
> Bdale Garbee led Debian from April 2002 until April 2003.Martin Michlmayr
> was elected in March 2003 and is our current leader.

This translation is very outdated.

> It turns out that in the bottom of the page the date of the review consists
> of 2002, which can not be later than the above information.
> 2.4 (last revised July 31, 2002)

revised some part of document but not really updating this particular page. :-(

This is because pt translation does not use modern po4a translation
system and lags severely behind current English.

> My intention is not to criticize, but help to improve Debian and Free
> Software in general.
> Sorry for any failure in the message, because I do not know English and had
> to translate it from Brazilian Portuguese.
> Sincerely, Natanael Henrique

Maybe we should disable very outdated non-po4a based translations now.

I CCEd original translator.  It is interesting he has .br but translated
to .pt (not pt-br).  I also CCed few who dealt .pt translation.

Maybe, you can discuss between you for the best solution in Portuguese.

Let us know your conclusion.


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