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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop´s Internationalization
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 05:10:02 GMT
Having spent some time in KDE before, proper intl. could only be
achieved if string freeze dates are set and notifications are pushed
out to translator teams for a translating period of newly exported
strings (it could be an ongoing process, but before a release may be
cut there ought to be a string freeze period). Where it can't be done,
English is fallen back upon…

But KDE had large amounts of simple translation, while Hadoop has more
of paragraphs and documents that need translation (keeping API docs
and error messages aside). A different approach could be thought with
that in mind I think.

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM, Jakob Homan <jghoman@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> contributors.
> -jakob
> 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

Harsh J

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