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openSUSE:Weekly news translation guidelines
First of all: Big thanks to all involved in creating and translating the Weekly Newsletter.
All Translators should please join the opensuse-marketing mailinglist!
If no translation is possible, either copy or link to the English version so we have always an release. (AI: need to figure out some wiki-magic ?)
We have a simple "whats ready" table to synchronize our efforts.
To make translation a bit easier we use preformatted templates.
- create a template like Template:Weekly news full in your language.
- Add it to this list:
- Enter the status always on the "whats ready" table. We live all in different timezones, so we need a way to synchronize our efforts.
- Announcement in EN on -announce and -opensuse with links to localized versions.
- Announcements to -<de,jp,ru> lists is translator's task.
The translation tool should help the translators especially with the "static" strings, like "Status Updates" or "Announcements". Its available here:
The script takes the English edit-view and converts selected strings to a selected language. The strings are stored in an simple text-file. It will only exchange the first occurence of a string and proceed with the next string of the list. For an example copy /usr/share/doc/packages/weekly-news-translation-tool/example to your home and execute "weekly-news-translation-tool --help" or "weekly-news-translation-tool $LANG" inside that directory.
Step 1: create a working directory
mkdir issue133 cd issue133
- Note: The issue number should be replaced with the current issue number.
Step 2: fetch the EN newsletter (edit-view!)
wget -nd "http://wiki.opensuse.org/index.php?title=Archive:Weekly_news_133&action=raw"
- After fetching the file, rename it to en.txt
Step 3: copy the ini-file to the working directory
copy <place of your translate.ini> ./translate.ini
Step 4: invoke the script with your $LANG as argument
weekly-news-translation-tool DE or weekly-news-translation-tool JP or weekly-news-translation-tool RU
Step 5: paste output.txt to the wiki and continue with the translation
e.g. 4a = Status Updates 4b = Обновление статусов
We have all Weekly News related Stuff put into a git Repository: git checkout firstname.lastname@example.org:saigkill/openSUSE-Weekly-News.git
After checkout you can use the content, and you can modify it. Syntax: Put your language's identifier in "[ ]". I use the TLD. So the example file has [DE], [RU] and [JP]. The strings are enumerated:
- $number + "a" for the English string
- $number + "b" for the $LANG string
[RU] 1a = Welcome to issue # 1b = Добро пожаловать в выпуск 2a = of openSUSE Weekly News 2b = Еженедельных новостей openSUSE 3a = Announcements 3b = Анонсы