[vbox-dev] The documentation is translated into French
mengualjeanphi at free.fr
Thu Feb 14 11:55:26 PST 2013
On Wednesday 13 Feb 2013 à 17:53:51 (+0100), Michael Thayer wrote:
> Hello Jean-Philippe,
> First things first - many thanks indeed!
You're welcome. I remember I had promised that to you a long time ago. I'm
pleased with succeeding this project.
Second things second - I
> reworked the files you submitted a little to make them build. The
> main changes were re-saving some files as UTF-8 and replacing the
> and œ sequences which were not working, as well as
> updating UserManual.xml. I have made my updated versions available
> together with the PDF output at
Ok. was for forced space; œ is for oe character. They are shipped
in some stylesheets but I don't know how it works.
Cool for UTF-8, I had not converted myself.
I wait for commit and the future of the process. I'm available if needed.
> On 11/02/13 20:46, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> >On Monday 11 Feb 2013 à 15:48:25 (+0100), Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> >>What's your platform? Windows? Linux? If we know those details it should
> >>be reasonably simple for us to work out some steps which doesn't need
> >>you to build the whole product tree (and have all prerequisites).
> >I use Linux. Linux From Scratch. As translator of LFS book I have common docbook
> >utilities for XML.
> If you were able to get the configure script to finish then you
> should be able to just do
> $ kmk VBOX_DOCS_WITH_TRANSLATIONS=1
> in the docs/manual directory to only build the documentation. I
> hope that will work in practice too!
> >>>2. Some review would be useful. I will let readers report the problems and
> >>>I'll make an appeal to review, but it would be fine is a French-speaking here,
> >>>for instance the people who translated the GUI, could review.
> >>Certainly... with a document of this size it's simply normal to have
> >>some typos in the initial version. We'll see how fast we can manage to
> >>find some native speakers to proofread.
> >Cool. Thanks.
> I added a message to the translation ticket on our bug tracker to
> get the French translation maintainer's attention and hope that he
> sees it. Perhaps you might also try going onto the #vbox IRC
> channel on freenode.net and just asking for French speakers, or to
> the vbox-users-community mailing list or the forums? See
> Thanks again!
> >>>3. I could not do the screenshots in French. It would be fine is someone could
> >>>convert his interface into French and generate the screenshots to put them in
> >>>images/ directory. It would be more relevant for the final user.
> >>This should be doable once we're past the initial proofreading phase...
> >>>4. Finally, is the translator of the GUI wants to talk with me about the translation
> >>>or if you need some translation of the GUI, I am available. I'll send my updates
> >>>patches here anyway (and try to stay informed regularly of the svn updates).
> >>>I gues no notification system exist?
> >>I'll talk with our translation coordinator to establish the contact with
> >>the GUI translator responsible for French.
> >>trac (which is the application behind www.virtualbox.org) has a
> >>notification system in the form of a RSS feed in several places, e.g.
> >>the timeline or the revision history.
> >>A RSS feed URL for monitoring all changes in the manual subdirectory
> >>(limited to the last 300 revisions) would be
> >>You can use your favorite RSS feed reader (FireFox has a built-in one).
> >Great! I'll examine these utilities.
> >>>Please let me informed if you don't want to add this translation in the SVN
> >>>repo. I'll put it in other place.
> >>This will certainly go into the repository very soon. Would be a shame
> >>to ignore a language spoken by more than 200 million people (according
> >>to Wikipedia).
> >Great! Thanks
> >>>Hope it helps.
> >>I'm certain it will. Thank you very much for the effort to reach more
> >>users in their native language.
> >So I'm pleased.
> >Best regards,
> >>>Best regards,
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> >>>vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
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