Fedora and Translation Teams

Sherif Abdelgawad sabdelg at redhat.com
Sat Jun 26 21:43:12 UTC 2004

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:54:27PM -0700, Mohammed Elzubeir wrote:
> All this would probably be perfectly harmless except that to some groups
> of people language, it's style, and "correctness" by some definition is
> an incredibly important issue either for social, religious or political 
> reasons.

That is my point and concern which I wanted to discuss with Arabeyes
and I will.
> The second problem here is I suspect a cultural difference - while the
> Arabic translators may be used to trading essays with references a lot
> of Westerners tend not to bother to read long things but like concise short
> arguments. 

Right point.
> Having read those long posts I do not see why the new translation tools
> are being blamed. They happened to come into existance at the same time
> as the problem but that is all. The underlying problem appears to be
> that there is a generally recognized project for Arabic translation and
> Fedora doesn't currently reflect that - or other similar situations where
> there is a clear project. 

You are right on that as well. 
> Is the real solution in the case of translations with an established
> team, actively translating Fedora simply to point all new signups
> for Arabic to the Arabeyes project ? Or are there groups of Arabic
> translators who have problems with the basis of Arabeyes ?

I had my arugment over here, have problem with assigning the
project to Arabeyes after we reach a point where we can
talk. There are another group of ppl that if they did not
choose to talk here I think Arabeyes deserve to get it
assigned. Sarah said she will setup ar mailing list, and
having herself the maintainer till the group agree and
elect someone. I would say if there is no one else 
object here (at least come forward and announce objection),
and with the last emails I had  with Mr. Elzubeir as we reached
a point where we can work things out, so if there is no
other one choose to discuss publicly his objection, I think
Arabeyes should be maintaing it.



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