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[opensuse-marketing] Re: NewsLetter translation :- Language, Marathi
  • From: "Jan-Simon Möller" <dl9pf@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:49:29 +0100
  • Message-id: <200902190049.30049.dl9pf@xxxxxx>
Hi Aditya!

How are you ? Do you have time to translate e.g. the light version of the
newsletter ? (its basically only the headlines).

Best,
Jan-Simon

On Wednesday 14 January 2009 13:54:02 Aditya Shevade wrote:
Hello,

I am really sorry. It may seem that I am not trying but I really am short
on time these days. My college time has been increased. 8am to 5:30pm. :( I
will do it once I get a 3-4 days break.

Regards,
Aditya

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 2:08 AM, Jan-Simon Möller <dl9pf@xxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Aditya!

Did you have time to translate an issue yet ?

You might have read the new full/light template threads on
opensuse-marketing mailing list.
If the full newsletter is too big, what about the light version ?

Please call if you have any questions!

Best regards,
Jan-Simon

Am Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2008 19:38:40 schrieb Aditya Shevade:
Hi,

Marathi is the language of Maharashtra state in India. openSUSE already

has

Marathi language translation.

All the states in India have their own language. Hindi is used in most
states and is the national language too. Marathi is quite similar to

Hindi.

They have some common words and use the same script (called
Devanagari).

I will look into the details you have sent me. I am a college going
student, so, let me check the workload out first. Translating the
entire newsletter alone can be quite a big task. I will certainly try
and finish creating the basic template in a couple of days.

Regards,
Aditya

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Jan-Simon Möller <

jansimon.moeller@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Aditya!

I'm no expert in indian language/local indian languages - could you

write

me some info's about the
languages used in india ?


Thanks for your interest and welcome to the team ;) .

Here are the first Info's:

1) Overview
2) Wiki-Editing
3) Newsletter
4) Schedule
5) More information / Tools
6) First steps
7) Contact

1) Overview
=============
The openSUSE Weekly Newsletter is a collection of
articles/posts/status-mails
and reflects the activity of the openSUSE community. Out goal is to

keep

people
informed about different areas of the project.
The main Newsletter is done in English and translated to atm 7 other
languages.
Local content can/should be added where applicable.
Authors/Translators should have signed the Projects Guiding
Principles. Most communication happens on the opensuse-marketing
mainlinglist. To join this list, just send an email to:
opensuse-marketing+subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx<opensuse-marketing%2Bsubscr
ibe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

<opensuse-marketing%2Bsubscribe@

opensuse.org> A short introduction of yourself is appreciated but not
mandatory.

2) Wiki-Editing
=================
The Newsletter is written into the openSUSE.org's wiki-system. Its a
Mediawiki
and the Syntax can be learned from wikipedia's editing rules:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_edit
To be able to write to openSUSE.org's wiki, you need to have/register

for

a novell-account.

3) Newsletter
===============
The Weekly Newsletter is being drafted allover the week on the future
issue's
page like so: http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/52

That's the next issue's page, but basically:
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/XX
Where XX is +1 from the last published issue number.

If you have a wiki account, you can just edit it directly.
Put in a link/short note or an prepared article. All submissions are
welcome -
we're not google, so we don't notice all interesting stuff ;) .


4) Schedule
=============
We're discussing our schedule, but currently we use this:

Deadline for adding News: Thu 18h UTC
Editorial team meeting: Thu between 19h UTC and 21h UTC
Translations: Fri/Sat ("soft" deadline Sat 20h UTC)
Announcement: Sat 21h UTC (or Sun 9h UTC)
Localized annoucements follow as

needed.

5) More information / Tools
=============================

To synchronize our work, we use a wiki-page:
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Translations/Ready

See also:
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Team

http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Guidelines#Writing_Articles

http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Translations

We've created a tool to make translating a bit easier:

http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Translations#Translation_tool

The tool is able to import the raw English newsletter code and

translate

predefined strings (e.g. headings or static content) into the desired
language. The strings are prepared in a simple .ini-File.

6) First steps
================

You could grab the Newsletter template (see
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/Translations)
and start creating an localized template.
Next step could be the .ini-File for the Translation-tool.
This can easily be done if you compair the English template with your
newly created localized template.
Then you can grab the latest released issue and start translating.

-> HAVE FUN !

7) Contact
============

Mail: opensuse-marketing@xxxxxxxxxxxx
(PM to dl9pf@xxxxxx, if needed)
IRC: #opensuse-project (main)
#opensuse-newsletter (special channel)
on freenode
My nick is "dl9pf". Also reachable is Sascha "saigkill".


Best regards,
Jan-Simon

Am Friday 19 December 2008 14:51:41 schrieb Aditya Shevade:
Hello,

I recently checked the mail in the mailing-list (
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-announce/2008-12/msg00013.html)
about translating the newsletter. Although your post does not list
Marathi

(Indian

local language from Maharashtra state) I was thinking if there is

anything I

can do about it. I mean, it is never too late to start the news in

one

more

language is it?

Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Regards,
Aditya


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