[Xfce-i18n] Call for help: DocBook file translation
kamberd at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 22 09:41:39 CET 2006
As a translator to RTL language (Hebrew in this case)
I'm far in favore of leaving the docbook aside.
Currently docbook requires ugly tricks to give decent
RTL support and it holds back any documentation
translation effort to RTL languages.
--- Daichi Kawahata <daichi at xfce.org> wrote:
> So time has come?
> I have an idea regarding the documents translation
> of forthcoming
> 4.4. At first, please look POT files in the attached
> they're created by using xml2po (Python script from
> then ./auogen.sh (as commented, replace a dummy LANG
> with yours).
> Now you have PO files, can translate them with your
> editor, will
> submit translated files to this list and a
> supervisor would convert
> them to the DocBook formatted XML file (and commit).
> Of course an
> original file must be updated by the authors but if
> they're up2dated,
> a synchronization will be much easier than doing a
> check them
> As for the documents, there's an another topic
> started by Andrew:
> in which, he was suggesting Wiki style documents for
> the end user,
> especially new-comer and Brian pointed out a
> possibility of
> redundant work and back-port from the Wiki, a
> document they were
> assuming may be the document should be located in
> If there could be a command wiki2xml (with docbook
> style sheet),
> the flow-chart below would work for us non-English
> wiki2xml -> xml2po -> translation -> xml2po -p ->
> Having said that however, it's nothing but a random
> thought, so
> question is what an exact mechanism/process
> should/would we adopt?
> or what an exact module should we provide? Or
> rather, do you want
> to translate provided DocBook files at all?
> * KDE provides similar tool called "poxml" (in
> kdesdk) as well,
> which is what I have actually been trying to use
> these days...
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