Hi all -
By way of introduction, I'm a content author with Red Hat Engineering
Content Services, presently working on bringing some of the
documentation for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux closer together.
To make this possible, the Fedora Documentation Project is using (or
will be using) new software to create some of its documents. This
software (called Publican - https://fedorahosted.org/publican/
) uses a
common set of XML files to create documentation in HTML, PDF, and other
As part of the uniform "look and feel" that Publican gives to documents,
it includes a couple of standard sections. At present, these are:
* "Conventions" - a section that explains the typographic conventions
used in a document - available in a .pot file here:
* "Feedback" - a common "boilerplate" section asking readers to supply
feedback on the documentation - available in a .pot file here:
These sections have already been translated into many languages by Red
Hat Localization Services, but as you all probably know, Fedora is
translated into many languages that Red Hat doesn't support. So, to
support Publican in Fedora, we need volunteers to translate these two
sections into community languages. The great news is that once these
files have been translated into a language, they can be used by a large
number of documents without needing to be translated again and again.
One key document has already been converted into Publican format, namely
the Installation Guide. This guide has already been translated (at least
partly) into a number of languages for which no translations for these
two sections yet exist. Therefore, there's a real need to get these
sections translated as soon as possible into the following languages:
* Norwegian (Bokmål)
* Portuguese (Portugal)
* Serbian (Cyrillic and Latin alphabets)
Of course, translations into languages not on this list are very welcome
too, in anticipation of future documents being prepared in Publican, but
these twelve are a priority right now.
Languages that do NOT need translating (because Red Hat has already done
* Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
* Portuguese (Brazilian)
Is there a place in a repository somewhere that these Common Content
files and their translations can be checked into?
In the meantime, I'm happy to receive translations via email.