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Old 02-27-2006, 01:14 PM
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I'm thinking about going a little bit further with the translation stuff

We're going to have PC-BSD available into tens of different languages, and there are PBI applications that can be also available in tens of different languages such as Firefox, Opera, Thunderbird, etc...

What if we included all translations files into the PBI?

Then we would find a way to detect the language variable of the computer, then the PBI installer would copy the proper language file accordingly. Including all language files into a PBI may occupy 100KB, and I think this makes more sense that copying 50 times a 10MB file with each a different language, it would be easier to share only one file that has all languages bundled. What do you think?

I think the LANG system variable should be able to tell us what language the computer is set to... :roll:

Please let me know your opinion!
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:02 PM
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what do you mean Charles, placing each app's lang file inside the app's PBI?

If that is what you are saying, i like it but it goes head to head with the "guideline" we have that says apps should be app maker's responsability.

Of course we can start doing it for testing and prove the concept.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:34 PM
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Sounds like a good idea.

Would also save on storage space for the uber # of open office pbi on pbidir (And make finding "English" faster for use morons that speak it as our own full & offically reconized language.)
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:40 PM
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it goes head to head with the "guideline" we have that says apps should be app maker's responsability.
Yes, obviously, it would only me a sort of possibility. Also, most applications are only available in English. So, the PBI maker decides if me wants to install without i18n support or not. If he wants to, he just creates a shell script, and that's it
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:06 PM
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wouldn't it be goos as a marketing campaign if we offered to translate any program that had an official pbi?
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:16 PM
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yessss

But we'd need a dedicated team for that I'm sure.
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:59 PM
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As a side note, we already have a pretty good team of translators 8)
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:19 PM
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We do have an exellent team of translatore but...

One thing is to find time to translate the OS. But translating every software on the top of the earth is another thing.

I think it's a nice incentive for official pbi's but... it's gonna be a lot of work LOL


Of course if we can use this as an excuse to have some free publicity... It's veeery good indeed.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:21 PM
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I'd volinteer to trainslate, but you'd need a trainslator for my trainslations LOL.

(Don't ask)
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:40 PM
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It's impossible to translate all applications on the Earth, we would have to choose just a few of them (maybe 10 of them). Not to mention that some applications, especially KDE applications are already translated.
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