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Re: Indonesian

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 06:51:10PM -0800, Junaedi Kartawijaya wrote:
> --- Martin Quinson <Martin.Quinson@ens-lyon.fr> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 08:47:49AM +0700, arief muLya wrote:
> > > > Is there any port to Indonesian Language in Debian's wolrd, yet?
> > > > How can I help?
> > You may also contact Junaedi Kartawijaya <milisdebian@yahoo.com>, who
> > is listed by
> http://www.debian.org/devel/website/translation_coordinators as
> > the coordinator of the website translation in Indonesian. I think he
> > may know the other people currently translating for Debian, if any.
> AFAIK, there is no translation of specifically Debian packages to
> Indonesian. So, there are plenty translation works can be done on
> Debian.
> > I agree with the priority to give to end-user programs, but I'd like
> > to temperate it: I think that the website and basis programs like
> dpkg
> > itself are also good candidate.
> Agreed. Also, description of packages would be great as well.

Mmm. Well, I don't see that point as a priority, since no program can use
the translated description *yet*. There is enough to translate to wait for
the needed modification in apt, dpkg and related packages, IMHO.

> > but ID really needs help: only 16 pages from 1130 are translated and 
> > uptodate...
> > See also: http://www.debian.org/devel/website/translating
> :( I'm a bit disorganised at the moment. I've got some updated, but
> still on my machine.

What's the problem ? I have a write access to the webpages, and if you only
need to commit stuff, just contact me by private mail, I can do it for you,
until you've your own account.

> > But I think the main task for ID translator is to organize
> > themselves. The first task is to open a mailing list for you all, and
> > then to try to find more and more translators.
> > See also: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/HOWTO_start_list
> Well, not many Indonesian are using Debian yet. Further, people think
> that Debian is hard to use, they prefer to use other distros. All in
> all, not many Indonesian involved in translation project. If any, they
> are more likely to stuck in a particular project or work in a company
> (a distro).
> The i18n mailing list for Indonesian is available at linux.or.id.
> It's not Debian specific but easier to find others.

Sure. I don't wanted to say how you must organize youselves, I just wanted
to emphasis the need of organisation :)

Bye, Mt.

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