[Python-Dev] Translated Python documentation

Xiang Zhang angwerzx at 126.com
Tue Feb 28 05:00:07 EST 2017

I support having an official translated doc.

I have seen several groups trying to translate part of our official doc.
But their efforts are disperse and quickly become lost because they
are not organized to work towards a single common result and their
results are hold anywhere on the Web and hard to find. An official one
could help ease the pain.

But I agree we may need more details on the workflow.

At 2017-02-27 19:04:21, "Victor Stinner" <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
>2017-02-24 16:10 GMT+01:00 Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>:
>>> …And then you need another one to
>>> check what was written.  These are practical problems.  There are
>>> extant services to support this, they are expensive in either money or
>>> time, and the docs produced usually lag behind English quite a bit.
>> Is this a good use for some PSF funding? Would companies be willing to
>> invest money in translating Python documentation?
>> Just because we're Open Source, doesn't mean that everything we do has
>> to be purely volunteer.
>IHMO translating the *whole* Python documentation at once by a
>professional translator can be very expensive, no somthing that the
>PSF would affort. Which language would you pick? Depending on what?
>We already have motivated translators for free who only ask us for the
>permission to make tiny changes to make their life simpler and make
>the doc more visible. I'm in favor of allowing them to translate and
>make the translated doc official ;-)
>IMHO a better usage of the PSF funding would be to organize some local
>sprints to translate the Python documentation. Such sprints are fun,
>cheap, and can be a nice opportunity to recruit free and motivated
>translators. We are looking for people involved to translate the doc
>the doc is updated, not only translate the doc once and go away.
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