[Localization] Fwd: sugar on a stick localized in farsi or pashto or both

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 16:43:36 EDT 2009


My strong suggestion is to point Jim Stockford and Carol Ruth Silver at the
OLPC Afghanistan team and have them reach out directly.


OLCP Afghanistan has done great work on the translation of the Sugar
interface into Dari and Pashto as you can see at these links to the
translation system:



The only hitch I can see is that Pashto might need a little work on the
Sugar 0.84 PO files (probably needed for SoaS) as OLCP Afghanistan's efforts
have focused on the Sugar 0.82 PO files (as appropriate to the build they
will be deploying on their XO laptops.  However, most of the strings are in
common between 0.82 and 0.84, so it is less work than it might seem to
leverage the work already accomplished.

OLPC Afghanistan's Sohaib Obaidi Ebtihaj (copied on this message) has been
quite active in interacting with the wider Sugar / OLPC community through
the Localization list:


Direct contact between these two groups would be the shortest route to
address necessary technical details (e.g. locale information, fonts, etc.)
that have already gotten some attention by the OLPC Afghanistan team.


On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> Forwarding request from Carol Ruth Silver
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ruth_Silver) and Jim Stockford
> (http://www.sf-lug.org/). This is a big opportunity for SoaS
> deployment in Farsi and Pashto. I'm heading out to Jamaica for their
> pilot, so my bandwidth is a bit limited for the next few days. Please
> cc them on replies.
> cheers,
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: jim <jim at well.com>
> Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:22 AM
> Subject: sugar on a stick localized in farsi or pashto or both
> To: Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>
> Hi, Sameer,
>   regarding carol ruth silver's upcoming trip
> to afghanistan, i'm hoping we can get sugar on
> a stick localized in both farsi and pashto:
> best case a single stick would boot and ask
> the user to choose either; having a grub-like
> menu choice would be good; having it come up
> in one but allow re-tuning to the other would
> be okay; having two different sticks, one in
> farsi and the other in pashto would be
> acceptable.
>   do you know anyone in sugarlabs that can    <----
> facilitate getting us something approximating
> the above fast?
> jim
> 415 823 4590 my cellphone, call anytime
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