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Subject Re: Translations
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 02:59:12 GMT
 Translations are always going to be in short supply. Some friends and I 
 have done translations work for W3 and others.
 I think there will always be a discussion around volume vs. quality.
 I think my question has always been, which documents are most critical 
 at this point, and which languages--since usage doesnt always determine 
 demand. E.g. Although the Dutch speaking group are probably big users, 
 they have one of the highest English speaking populations outside the 
 US, so they probably wouldn't benefit as much as Spanish speaking 
 population (which also happens to be spoken by a lot more countries.

 Aaron Hill

 On Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:14:14 -0200, Eduardo Pereira 
 <> wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> I've done some pt-BR translations, and in my opinion, some parts of
> the documents are very technical and tricky, and need to be 
> translated
> carefully, to be more exact, the terms, keywords, and things like
> that.
> But for me the hardest part is to find people willing to help revise.
> For almost 10 years I've been into this group, I've only had help 
> once
> with the translations, and only for a short period of time.
> What would really help is to work with more than two people, this
> would make things go faster and give more encouragement.
> I guess we needed more exposure, or better propaganda to gather more
> help. There are so many people out there using Apache around the 
> world
> that could help, they just don't know it!
> Another important point is that the environment is hard to use, all
> that version control commands, and XML editing is hard for people who
> just want to translate. A Wiki-like web interface would make things 
> so
> much easier, or maybe a web-based forum with easier access. This 
> would
> allow people to edit the documents without having knowledge of all
> those "geek" commands. LOL. I love this email-based list, but I think
> most people are not familiar with it.
> Le Feb 21, 2012 à 19:32, Rich Bowen a écrit :
> Last week I was at Duke, and one of the folks there was a student
> whose professor had encouraged her to get involved in Open Source by
> translating the Apache httpd docs into Spanish. I encouraged her to
> get on the list and get started, and gave her some starting info.
> This got me thinking - what can we do to encourage people to help out
> with translation?
> Those who have done some translation - what do we do that makes it
> hard? What could we make easier?
> Our translations in the 2.4 release are pretty far out of date in
> almost every language. It might even be time to drop some of them
> entirely because of how far out of date they are.
> --
> Rich Bowen
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