Help with Publican metatags

Jared K. Smith jsmith at
Tue Nov 29 20:51:42 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Valentin Laskov <laskov at> wrote:
>  This is from Fedora System Administrator's Guide →
> Configuring_the_Language_and_Keyboard [1] :
>  <primary><application>Region and Language</application></primary>
> <secondary>language configuration</secondary>
> Where can I read about metatags in Publican ? I can't decide to translate
> "Region and Language" and "language configuration" or not and where this
> appears in the doc.fpo [2].

The metatags themselves come from the DocBook specification, and the
best resource for learning more about them is DocBook: The Definitive
Guide, available for free on the web at  It appears that your
snippet above comes from a <indexterm> tag, meaning that those
headings will show up in the index at the back of the book.

As for "Region and Language", that's the name of the part of the GNOME
control panel.  My best guess would be to translate that to match the
GNOME translation, so that the two translations match each other.  It
appears that "language configuration" can be translated directly.

Jared Smith
Fedora Project Leader

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