by Takuro Nagamoto
My name is Takuro Nagamoto. I am a Japanese translator at Red Hat, based in Brisbane, Australia.
I just wanted to let you know that I took over a coordinator role for Fedora Japanese translation from Noriko, who left Red Hat in January (greatly missed).
Hope to contribute to the Fedora Japanese translation team as a coordinator/translator/reviewer (I already have those privileges granted on zanata).
5 years, 7 months
Participate in Fedora 26 translation sprint
by Jona Azizaj
With the great success of our collaboration during Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 to improve localization, this is the time to make it even better for Fedora 26. We’re having a virtual Fedora 26 translation sprint to finish translations prior to the next Beta release. We will be gathering online from 11th April to 17th April. We have a list of priority projects to translate and many languages to cover.
So, what are you waiting for? Here  is a short list of the basics to get started. If you have questions, feel free to drop an email on trans(a)lists.fedoraproject.org or use #fedora-g11n channel on Freenode.
Want more badges? Yes, we do have a Badge for translation sprint!
Wish you a Happy translation :)
On behalf of the Translation team,
by Brenda Jarolímková
I am Brenda, originally from Switzerland, but currently located in Czech
Republic and I am here at home for more than 10 years already.
My native is German (or Swiss German), but I am very fluent in Czech,
English and French. From a work-related aspect I do translations from DE,
FR to EN and vice versa.
My first encounter with Linux was with the distro Linux Mint when I went to
Middle School, and since then I am linuxing my way through the computer
What led me to wanting to contribute with translations? I've encountered
way too often command outputs, documentation and more that were not really
German (or any non-English language), but rather a mix of English and
German, or they were not translated at all. So I hope I may be of help!
Zanata extracts - translation sprint report
following our translation sprint, can you please provide a few stats
about strings and word per contributor and language from April 1st to
can you also provide:
* the number of new contributors per day?
I had a few new members in french team, I assume it can be relevant
for the whole platform
* the list of all contributors per team
in order to check if consistent with cvsl10n, so we give contributors
full access to Fedora infrastructure
as attachments are forbidden on mailing list, can you host them on
Fedora wiki, fedora people or whatever place you'll find convenient?
thanks a lot for your help, we'll use these extracts to write down a
6 years, 1 month
by Zdenek Chmelar
The DNF project has one sentence which I'm not able to reasonably translate. I think I do not understand the sentence meaning properly. I have checked French and German translations in order to understand the meaning better but those languages didn't translate that sentence yet.
So what's the magic sentence I speak about?
"no matching payload factory for %s" (message with number #547)
If anyone could explain what means "payload factory" in relation to DNF, I would be very thankful ;-)
6 years, 1 month
My thoughts on recent event
by Alex Eng
I know this email will somehow backfire on me or brings out more harsh
discussion but I was disappointed and upset by this issue for few days now
and just want to put it out there.
Recently I have sent out a survey request for Zanata platform in this
mailing list, asking for translators' feedback for improvement and
understand our users. But it was knocked back for various reasons.
I admit there are few points that were pointed out are valid and should be
corrected, eg. Mandatory of email, and use of Google. However, I was
troubled by the rather harsh critics and unexpected response. And yes, I do
take it personally.
The comments below are all my opinion personally.
1) I never force anyone to partake the survey, if anyone is uncomfortable
doing it, then don't do it.
2) One of the reason I was told is that the survey is only for the benefit
of Zanata, not Fedora. That to me is a very selfish mindset and I strongly
disagree with that. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that's how
Fedora community works.
3) Another reason was I need to "discuss it first" before doing it. For a
survey? Although I understand the benefit of letting the group know
beforehand, but is it not the same as sending out the survey and just don't
do it if you're not comfortable?
4) I was told to " respect mailing lists guidelines". Isn't mailing list
main purpose it for communication? And I do think it is the right platform
to use to communicate with all translators in Fedora, unless there are some
other ways. Until now, I am still not sure what wrong I did in the email.
Maybe I'm violating the guideline in this email too :)
Having to work with various large communities, I understand different
people have different opinion and I do respect that. Also I like to think
myself as a reasonable person which often takes critics as an opportunity
to improve myself, or on any project. Often I do try my best to provide
explanation and solution to any issue. But getting complaint just to send
out a survey with the impression of no respect at all is a whole new level
I believe community work is only success by working together and be able to
provide constructive feedback to each other for improvement. This to me
will not help with the situation and only will move things backwards.
My main goal in the Fedora community is to improve and help the project
with whatever I can. If I am doing things not in the right way, please do
let me know and I am more than happy to be corrected.
6 years, 1 month