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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: fr translating newcomer
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2003 17:47:42 GMT

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Vincent Deffontaines wrote:
> I am a french newbie of this list, mostly here to help translate stuff in
> french, as I can see a lot of documentations lack a french version, and I
> am gonna have time this summer :-)
> I actually saw some HTML french files, but couldn't find their xml relatives.


Yes, the existing french files in the tree predate the xml conversion.
They should be replaced by xml.

> Several questions :
> - I saw no french DTD or XSL files? Do i have to start generating them?

I don't think a new DTD is necessary, but yes, you will need to create a
manual/style/ and manual/style/lang/fr.xml

> - In a general way, is there some thing more urgent than others I should
> start with?

Not that I know of.

> - Any doc anywhere about the way to play with special characters, such as
> accents? Anyone having some vim macros for me to hack?

Probably our German contingent could provide some advice.

> Btw, I am quite interested to get a SSHed CVS access, as I mostly work
> behind a firewall that denies pserver. For now I have only looked and
> played with the tarballs.

Start by sending in some stuff to the mailing list.  CVS access will come
if you keep sending good stuff.


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