Sorry for the delay, but I've been learning new tricks (a difficult task
for an old dog, you know :).
The proposed road has already been taken using standard GNU tools, and we
have arrived at a nice destination: a working internationalized version of
Mailman 1.2 that we have had to put into production for political reasons.
Barry Warsaw has given us homework to do so we can get a 2.1
internationalized Mailman as soon as 2.0 is out. We are slowly starting to
do them, so any help would be very much appreciated.
I think we should coordinate the efforts to avoid reinventing the wheel.
Comments anyone? (Barry?)
On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 10:01:29AM +0200, Oliver Gassner wrote:
> Your (Alain Schroeder <alain(a)mini.gt.owl.de>) mail on Wed, 4 Oct
> 2000 19:46:47 +0200:
> >I will start tomorrow to translate mailman into German...
> Several people have...
I haven´t seen anything on the archives of this list...
> I just am not iup2datre: _Is_ there a working version of mailman
> that supports _real_ internationalis8tion.
Haven´t seen any.
> So you don't have to start from scratch when the new version
> comes out?
> (I am not a techie ;) )
Well at the moment I try to understand python a bit... <fg>
If I ever understand Python then I will write a little function like
get_i18n(file, "digest_and_memb_not_from_stdin", "Sorry, can't read both
digest *and* normal members from stdin.")
Well then of course we need something like a po file. I do not know how
.po files are structured, but I would just use a normal ASCII file,
because I do not want to write a UTF8/UTF16/UTF32 converter.
And then there is also the question, if you can use UTF with your
console, etc. But upgrading from my proposed version to UTF should be
relativly easy. A new function and a script to convert the already
existant file into a UTF file.
Central Computing Facility
University of Málaga
I'm using using Mailman 2.0rc1 since 2 days and am wondering which
steps to take to translate the user interface to Dutch.
(Perhaps someone has done that already?)
I suppose I should start with translating the files in ./template, taking
a good guess about how the embedded variables will turn up...
I have a feeling that when I'm finished I've created a system which
presents the user with a weird mixture of Dutch and English.
What should be my next steps, considering I know nothing about Python?
I've read that with Mailman 3 translating the UI will get serious
consideration, but I don't want to wait even if the results of
translating Mailman 2.0rc1 will be less than perfect.
Eric de Hont
I will start tomorrow to translate mailman into German...
Just that you know.
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