On 10/07/2008, at 6:34 PM, Jens Seidel wrote:
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 05:14:43PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:On 10/07/2008, at 8:48 AM, Nicolas François wrote:On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 11:22:38PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:Yes, I see what you mean. I thought the Manuals directory might be agood source for po4a, but currently, only the Release Notes, ReferenceCard and Developers' Reference are using po4a. The Debian FAQ is working towards it. I'd really like to see more of the docs usingpo4a, because that would attract more translations, and make it easierto update the translations we do have.I told you already in the past that adding PO support for a new languageis done in one minute. You don't need to depend on "upstream" support for it as the Release Notes projects demonstrates (only a single Makefile has to be added which contains some po4s specific targets). It's fairly simple (at least it was for Release Notes). So just say: I want to work on ... Please send me the PO file. That should be all. (Of course the package maintainer would need to add a new po4adependency but I'm sure this would never be a problem. Because of a po4abug (wrong return value) generated SGML/XML files are currently checked in beside .po as well for DDP documents.)
Jens, I'm just commenting that most of the docs in /manuals aren't using po4a. I don't know why, especially if it's as easy as you say. I would like to see more of the docs using po4a, and if all it takes is me requesting it, I'll try to find time to work on more of the docs. I've already started working on the Debian FAQ, which has po4a in a branch.
When I have time to catch up with debian-doc, maybe I can find out why po4a isn't been used more widely by doc maintainers.
Please don't take any of my emails as a criticism. I am interested, and I like to contribute ideas and effort when I can, but I don't know enough about the project to object to the way things are handled, even if I were the cantankerous type, which I'm not. ;)
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