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(forw) Using weblate to translate Debian content

Hello folks,

I'm forwarding this message to debian-i18n. For those who were not
around in Debian 15 years ago (doh), Martin was very active, at that
time, to build the current infrastructure we have for translation
(mailing lists crawler, robot, status pages, some packages, etc.).

As many of us (including me), he moved to other priorities, in
Debian....and life in general, and is much less active when it comes
at i18n in Debian. So am I, as you certainly noticed.

So, well, I think that the best I can do is forwaring his email to the
mailling list. I know that some discussions emerged at recent DebConf
about the i18n infrastructure, once again bringing the old idea of
online tools, which we never managed to bring to a working
setup...probably because those of us working on i18n and l10n were
kinda happy with the existing infrastructure.

So, just in case Martin's ideas and suggestion might ring a bell, here
is his email (which he explicitly allowed me to forward).

----- Forwarded message from Martin Quinson <martin.quinson@ens-rennes.fr> -----

Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:39:22 +0200
From: Martin Quinson <martin.quinson@ens-rennes.fr>
To: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>
Subject: Using weblate to translate Debian content
X-CRM114-Status: UNSURE (5.6212) This message is 'unsure'; please train it!

Salut Christian,

long time no see :) J'espère que tout va bien pour toi, moi c'est
nickel. I'm doing this email in english just in case you would like to
forward it to some non-french speakers.

I recently started using weblate for the po4a package, and this is a
rather impressive piece of code. I think that this is the missing part
of all we've done 15 years ago, around

It would be really great if weblate could be used to translate the
debconf templates and other debian-specific content. We have what it
takes to extract the content from the package, but we would need a way
to bridge it into weblate, at least for the languages wanting to do so.

I'd love to see this happening, but unfortunately I will not be able
to do so myself, as I already barely have the time to take care of
po4a. So I was wondering whether you would know someone who could do
that and would be interested. That'd be fantastic.

Thanks in advance, 

Ce triste monde tragique ne vise plus la liberté d'expression, 
mais bien plutôt la liberté d'être con.

----- End forwarded message -----


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