On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Yaron Shahrabani <sh.yaron(a)gmail.com>wrote:
I had a similar idea but instead of making it so theoretical I
about making it facebook like.
It should be something like this:
A collaborative image tool allowing people to upload screenshots of the
software, then the translators can go look at the picture and "tag" the
different strings to a certain line in the PO and maybe even comment it.
Please try this one...would be a better way instead people individually
But there should essentially be context info and comments in the file that
is going to be translated even if we have the above type of application to
show the context in visual manner.
This way we can use the community instead of creating more work for
devs and connect better as a community.
For a better l10n QA, if we can have application that can fulfil the
following expectations would be great:
How does that sound?
On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM, Rajesh Ranjan <rajesh672(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Jérôme,
> All the persons related to the localizations directly or indirectly are
> the target audience. But the first responsibility of putting context
> information lies with the developer who owns and create an application. If
> s/he wants application to be localized s/he should carefully write the
> context information. I remember that even the application like 'anaconda'
> has no context information for any strings. So this creates a lot of
> problem for translators and particularly the new translators. Anaconda is
> just an example...context is although critically important but generally
> ignored by developers as well as translators.
> It would be good to know the proportion of the strings ie stats for
> strings with context. I will check with some of the applications where
> context is given importance and will write about the same.
> pdf/odt: We, of FUEL project members, know the limitations. Actually we
> are in the process of starting a docs section in our website and we will
> use publican publishing tool for the same. Hope this will be better and
> more useful.
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Jérôme Fenal <jfenal(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Rajesh,
>> Thanks for sharing this!
>> What would be the target of this document?
>> Developers to help them understand the importance of context, and start
>> to add this information to the software?
>> Translators, in order for them to pay attention to this context
>> information that may otherwise be overlooked?
>> Do we have stats about the proportion of strings to translate that
>> actually use this context information?
>> And wouldn't it be interesting to have this document as a wiki page
>> rather than a possibly outdated odt/pdf document circulating from mailbox
>> to mailbox?
>> 2013/4/10 Rajesh Ranjan <rajesh672(a)gmail.com>
>>> We, under FUEL Project , have prepared a guide that tries to tell in
>>> briefly about the context and its importance in the field of technical
>>> translation. Context as an concept is a very controversial subject in
>>> various discipline. Here we have tried to understand the concept of context
>>> in the field of technical translation and in particular related to the FOSS
>>> area. Hope this guide will be helpful for translator as well as developer.
>>> Please give us feedback. You can download it in odt  as well as pdf
>>>  format from here:
>>>  http://www.fuelproject.org/
>>> Rajesh Ranjan
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