[Xfce-i18n] Need for more English documentators?
jasper at xfce.org
Thu Nov 4 20:33:25 CET 2004
Andrew Conkling wrote:
> One question: how do I submit updates? CVS (ooh, I hope not; I'll have
> to learn that first!), or do I have to send things along here on the ML?
ML is fine, the files won't be too big. Or you can send them to me.
>>Corrections to spelling and grammar are of course appreciated, since
>>most of us are non-native speakers.
> Frankly, grammar is my strong suit, so I'll definitely correct
> anything I see.
>>The documentation is written in docbook xml, which is not too
>>complicated once you've seen the examples that are already present. I
>>can also easily convert plain text documentation to docbook without
>>too much effort.
> What's a good way to edit it? vim? Any necessary reading I need to do
> to understand the syntax?
I use vim. Any text editor should do, but syntax highlighting may make
things a bit easier to read. To start a new document just copy an
existing one, and replace the content with your own ;-) syntax is pretty
straightforward if you just look at for instance the panel manual,
you'll find all markup you need (sections, paragraphs, lists, links and
>>Thanks a lot for offering to help out, documentation is an important
>>part of a software project, and always hard to keep up-to-date.
> Glad I can find a niche, however small it may seem to be.
It's not small. Unfortunately ;-)
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