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From "Manfred A. Reiter" <>
Subject Re: Native Language vs l10n
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:54:37 GMT
Hi Rob,

I don't know how the technical workflow looks like.
I was never involved in creating rollout packages.
Here on the list are a lot of hackers from Hamburg.
They have a lot of experience ;-)
I must refer you to them.



Am 17.06.2011 22:47, schrieb Rob Weir:
> It will be interesting to see how this works in practice.  For example, I
> know that translation will often result in strings that are longer than they
> were in English.  This happens when translating to German, for example.
> This might require that a UI be modified to fit the expanded strings.
> How would we handle that kind of interaction?
> 1) Language project modifies the UI directly and rebuilds the product?
> or
> 2) Language project is involved, with their liaison, with the Apache project
> throughout the release cycle, and is testing its translations at major
> milestones, beta, etc.  And then they are filing defect reports where the UI
> must be updated to accommodate the translation.
> There are other possible bugs that can break translations, such as
> hard-coded strings, buffer overflows, number formatting errors, etc.   If we
> can do #2, I think that would be best, to find these errors earlier.   So
> collaboration with language projects, like with any other stakeholder, will
> work best if we're co-testing at beta milestones or even more frequently.
> -Rob

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