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Re: Step 2/4 l10n framework: Translation

On 17/05/2006, at 11:32 AM, Denis Barbier wrote:

This point has already got some attention.  I do not have much
to say, except that translation teams should be able to work
as they want.  Some will prefer an online tool like Pootle,
others want to coordinate through a mailing list (like Dutch
and French teams).
Governments also sometimes hire professionnal translators, it
is then likely that PO files will be converted into another
format, translators will work offline and all translations
will be submitted back.

I agree. Within teams, this should also apply. Each translator should be able to use whichever tool suits them, and suits the task best.

For example, I translate some of my files on Pootle, some in my specialized translation editor (LocFactoryEditor) and some in my text editor, depending on the situation.

This very flexibility will make it easier for translators to take on the task.

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)

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