[Sugar-devel] Potential volunteer offering technical writing
gonzalo at laptop.org
Tue Oct 4 22:41:06 EDT 2011
I think the easier way is have a different floss manual by language.
The Help Activity is only a shell, we can create a e-pub or a content bundle
if we want,
but doing the i18n at this level will be a nightmare.
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:25 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 so that it can be converted into PO
> files and posted on Pootle for translation into a renewed Help
> Activity. That is not to say a pretty web-version would not also be
> An ideal format option would include producing a simple plain text
> version with paragraphs separated by a whitespace line (easily parsed
> by txt2po) and back converted with po2txt.
> I have had very little success with the html2po tool from the
> Translate Toolkit when I explored parsing the current Help Activity's
> html pages for i18n and L10n. Nor have I had any great success with
> parsing the FLOSSManuals version. On the other hand, txt2po and
> po2txt has been working well for the Waveplace lesson plans.
> I have long considered it a great shame that the Help Activity was
> only in English, and although the XO manual on FLOSSManuals has seen
> translation into a few languages, I fear that the tools for long-form
> content L10n are just not as functional as Pootle or as well used by
> our L10n community.
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Martin Langhoff <
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi Tabs!
> >> that's great! Here's an idea: I was looking at recently at the FLOSS
> >> Manuals manuals for Sugar and activities... and they are a bit dated
> >> -- they cover Sugar 0.86 or so. Screens have changed quite a bit :-)
> >> and some procedures are much simpler (ad hoc networking for example).
> >> And the FLOSS Manuals feed into the Help Activity, so work there pays
> >> of many times over...
> >> My 2 deflationary cents...
> > +2 equally deflationary Eurocents;-)
> > eKindling's Cherry (now in CC) suggested a similar Help Activity Refresh
> > one of the activities for the OLPC-SF Community Summit and some good
> > were thrown around as a result. So I think it makes sense to tie those
> > thread of conversation together.
> > Cheers,
> > Christoph
> >> m
> >> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 5:51 AM, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at tabitha.net.nz>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hi
> >> >
> >> > If we had a volunteer (English Native language) professional technical
> >> > writer, what writing would be of most use to OLPC or Sugar that we can
> >> > point
> >> > her in the direction of? She currently works with developers to write
> >> > end
> >> > user documentation.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Tabitha - NZ volunteers
> >> >
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