Release announcement translation
Tommy.Reynolds at MegaCoder.com
Mon Aug 14 13:25:48 UTC 2006
Uttered Rahul <sundaram at fedoraproject.org>, spake thus:
> Release announcements for new releases are a major piece of information
> that hasnt been translated and announced in sync unlike the release
> notes. Since this adds a lot of visibility to the L10N efforts, I would
> like to see us do that from the Fedora Core 6 release onwards.
If you would like to get a preview of how this could work, check
out the "press-release" project from CVS. There is a meaningless
example press release there, just to demonstrate the technology.
This approach solves several problems (and probably creates many
1) Press releases are written in XML, using a tiny custom DTD.
2) All translatible strings are exposed in the XML, so the familiar
.PO/.POT approach will work for the translation team.
3) Document building uses the stock xmlto RPM package. The DTD and
generated XSL-FO is simple enough that passivetex appears to have
no trouble understanding it.
Let me know what you think. Here on the list, of course.
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