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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Lost localisation files?
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:51:58 GMT
On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:59 AM, Michael Bauer <> wrote:
>> So, if you are searching for the latest strings to translate and know how
>> to handle SDF files, then you have here the most recent information.
>> HTH
>> Marcus
> Ok, I realise this is still in migration but I'd like to raise this point
> right now.
> Overall, you rarely find people who are good at code who are also good
> translators and vice versa. Therefore relying on a localization setup that
> requires you to be able to read a Levelr 36 Scroll of Unix is a great way of
> keeping out people who are good at translation but bad at code. Like me. If
> one doesn't want end-users grumbling about shoddy translation, then one
> needs more good translators, which means not having obstacles like this.
> Cause I'm passing at what an SDF is... I'm sure that some lovely line of
> code that begins with $ but I don't know of it.

No one is suggesting that translators work directly on SDF files.  We
just want to make sure we're not missing anything that we need to copy
from Oracle-owned servers before they disappear.

> I'm not in a hurry so I'll wait for Pootle to come online but at a
> philosophical level, the l10n side of AOO should bear that sort of thing in
> mind.
> Cheers
> Michael

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