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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jul 19 12:00:37 EDT 2018

On 19/07/18 16:06, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Thank you for taking the lead and good luck with the project!

Pleased to see that haven't completely disappeared :)

> 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

Big +1 while I'm here :)

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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