[Sugar-devel] Potential volunteer offering technical writing

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 19:35:50 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In any refresh of the XO manual (Help Activity),  I would very much
>> appreciate if some structural choices could be made to facilitate the
>> internationalization of the text
> Agreed on the general goal. My understanding is that the Help activity
> is assembled from content from several manuals about sugar and
> activities, created and edited at FLOSS Manuals.
> I suspect that FLOSS Manuals has a means to maintain translated
> versions, not sure how well it works, but several existing manuals
> offer alternative language versions.
> Maybe the FLOSS manuals platforms is terminally borked in this regard,
> I honestly hope not. Because Pootle is not suited for this style of
> documentation -- we sure want something wiki-ish that handles
> paragraphs, tables, embedded images...

Last I checked, the FLOSS Manual i18n system was very awkward to use.
There are some XML-based i18n systems I looked at when we were first
getting started, but it seems that PO files still are the way to go.



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> m
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Walter Bender
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