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From Jakob Homan <jgho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop´s Internationalization
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:26:51 GMT
I'd be hesitant about this given our experience with the Chinese
version of the Hadoop documents.  Picking the Chinese version of
hdfs_quota_admin_guide.xml, as an example, shows that it has not
actually been updated (beyond svn moves and copyright years) since its
original commit back on 12/10/08 (svn rev: 736174).  I'm actually
going to open a JIRA to remove it since it's now woefully out of data
(and even worse than no documentation is wrong documentation).  We'd
need to make sure that there would be contributors willing and able to
keep these documents up-to-date, which hasn't happened with the
Chinese, even though we have quite a few Chinese-speaking

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:06 AM, Eric Baldeschwieler
<eric14@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> Do other apache projects have a good localization framework for error messages?
> I'd think there would be interest in starting this, although since we'd need to add the
framework, this would be an investment.
> On Jun 25, 2011, at 1:38 AM, Owen O'Malley wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Marcos Ortiz <mlortiz@uci.cu> wrote:
>>> Regards to all the list.
>>> I´m looking for a proper way to work on the internationalization of Hadoop,
>>> but I don´t know if this is a good project
>>> or if this is useful for the community, at least, I think that it would be
>>> very useful for many people that want to see the messages
>>> of the project in another language, for example, in Spanish.
>> I think it would be very useful, but very time consuming project. I'd
>> suggest that you start by translating the documentation for the release into
>> another language first.
>> -- Owen

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