[Mailman-i18n] Templates and i18n

Harald Wellmann Harald.Wellmann@itellium.com
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 13:46:25 +0200

I'm trying to get an idea how much effort it would be to 
modify the current mailman distribution for a German-speaking
user community.

Since the traffic on this list is rather low, I don't have a clear
idea of the current status of mailman i18n, and of course I'd like
to avoid work that's already been done...

* Could somebody please explain the role of the global and per-list
  template files?

  As far as I can see, the *.html templates per list simply get
  initialized from the global templates in PREFIX/templates
  and can be edited via the web interface.

  So if I translated all global template files before creating any
  lists on my site, I would end up with a more-or-less localized
  user interface, except for some English messages that are hard-coded
  in the sources -- am I right???

* Any German-speaking users out there who have already translated some
  templates they would like to share?

* What's the status of the i18n project in mailman? 
  Is that a subject for the developers list and not for this one?
  Are there any intermediate results? 
  Maybe there is an i18n branch in the CVS repository?
Harald Wellmann