PyDocs Arabic Translation Started and Call to Interested Parties viz en-ar Speakers

Guido van Rossum guido at
Thu Jul 19 11:06:32 EDT 2018

Thank you for taking the lead and good luck with the project!

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:57 PM Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer <
arj.python at> wrote:

> Greetings everybody,
> i take this opportunity to announce to the python community that Arabic
> translations for the docs have started at
> as per the PEP written by @JulienPalard and @Mariatta, we are working on
> the tutorials (for 3.7). you can view details in the docs mailing list
> archive.
> coordinator for this project : myself
> as i have contributed to the french docs, i have cloned the .po french
> repo for the Arabic one and modified accordingly
> as per recommedations for coordinators (thanking @Julien for tips) i have
> been contacting arab-speaking developers for involvement and announcing the
> project. feedbacks were positive with the likes of
> وشكرا لك على المبادرة الجميلة
> And thank you for the beautiful initiative
> والله يعطيكم الف عافية
> And may Allah/God gives you (literally) thousands of wellness
> however, i've found out that git is a major barrier for translations as
> well. many programmers for fun around, they like py, they use it, but few
> actually have a github account. must search further. nevertheless they are
> willing to translate as much as i want, i am still pondering an appropriate
> off-git solution, then merge by me.
> for the past days we have been convening on the keywords, the starting
> point of any translation, as, though i know Arabic, i have to cross check
> with native speakers as to how they really say it as there are words that
> are left untranslated but written in arabic as well as for similar details
> that said, i call to python programmers, in any language to contribute to
> translations, as you will by the way know the docs thoroughly.
> and in the case of this mail, a special call for arabic-speaking people to
> get involved
> this is a huge task (french still at 29%) but i believe that this will
> help programmers around the world to better access such a sleek, candy,
> soulful, neat and lovely language, and my way of saying thank you /
> contributing back to the community
> your fellow brother in code,
> Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
> Mauritius
--Guido (mobile)

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