An interesting question has been asked during the I18N track of
the last Flock: can we tell how many Fedora users actually use
a specific (human) language? This would help us answer the questions
* do the translations increase the number of Fedora users?
* are there languages not really used by Fedora users?
This seems easy to measure if we are able to count the number of
downloads of specific packages, here langpacks would be interesting,
as a percentage of total Fedora installs. Note that the total sum
would probably be larger than 100% because an individual computer may
have multiple langpacks installed and also because a single IP may be
shared by multiple computers. This is still OK.
CC'ing Matthew Miller who collects and presents many Fedora statistics.
Hello, members of the Fedora internationalization community!
As I expect most of you are aware, Fedora has been heavily driving forwards with a new technology: Modularity. As part of this initiative, I have set up a new translation project on fedora.zanata.org that will contain all of the summary, description and profile descriptions for every module available in each Fedora branch (starting with Fedora 28).
These strings will be used by end-users who are trying to determine what they need to install on their systems, so it would be highly desirable to get them translated and made available.
The translations will be automatically consumed from Zanata and added to the repository metadata for the relevant Fedora releases, so they are not necessarily bound to the usual translation deadline; they can come in at any future nightly repository compose.
The new translation project can be found at https://fedora.zanata.org/project/view/fedora-modularity-translations
Currently, the source strings are generated manually. I have written a simple tool that will automatically extract the translatable strings from all modules tagged for a particular Fedora release and upload them to Zanata. I would very much like to know if there is a good system that I could tie into in order to have this extraction and upload done periodically (nightly).
If there's anything I can do to help this get started, please let me or Langdon White (langdon(a)redhat.com) know and we'll do our best to assist.
I'm working on an upstream bug in glibc  and I'm looking for
a feedback from actual speakers, translators and users from India.
It's a question about the date format as displayed by the command
"date +%x" and by some applications (e.g., geeqie). Originally the
bug was reported for en_IN but I can see that all *_IN locales have
the same problem.
Thank you and sorry for the noise.
Name: Luis Manuel
Location: Panama, Republic of Panama
Profession or student status: software developer
Here is my Fedora Wiki page https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:blackfile
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On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:16 AM Abdul Sabeer Abbas <ababbas(a)redhat.com>
> Hello all,
> I like to translate Portuguese Brazil strings , how do I start ?
> GLS- Red Hat
I assume you would sign into https://fedora.zanata.org, go to the
fedora-modularity-translations project, select your language and start
That said, I'm not a member of the Internationalization Team, so I don't
know their specific processes. I'd look at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/Translate_on_Zanata for the basics.
I used to translate offline and upload po file to Zanata.
However, I find "update po file" option has been removed nowadays.
It is kind of awkward because most of our community translators (zh-TW
team, traditional Chinese) work on translations offline. That is part of
How can we upload po files to Zanata?
Name: Remy Jane
Location: Dresden, Germany
Language: English to German
Profession or student status: student
About 10 years ago, I became very interested in the English language and
ever since I had been one of the best in class (and usually bored lol) At
college, I took the C1 English course and I'm able to quickly pick up new
Me and the Fedora Project:
I've been introduced to Fedora recently, when I was looking for a cool
operating system to use on my Think Pad. I didn't want to use the
mainstream option - most likely Windows - and a friend of mine just went
ahead and installed Fedora. He was convinced I'd like it - he was right :)
Also, the people I met at Flock are so cool, welcoming and open. Although,
I'm just a "plain user" so far I didn't feel excluded or anything. So, I'd
love to become officially part of this community.
Let me know what I have to do to become a part of your group and the
I'm looking forward to read from some of you soon :)