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From Jörg Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Internationalization of 4.1.2-patch1 (was RE: a question about "APPLY-4.1.2-patch1.bat")
Date Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:31:33 GMT

> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [] 

> All of the information on the release of 4.1.2-patch1, 
> including readmes and messages from the patch install and 
> uninstall scripts, is in English.  See 
> <
> 1/hotfix.html> and the Readme files.  Also, the Windows 
> package contains install and uninstall scripts that provide 
> messages in English.
> It would be useful for there to be internationalization of 
> the texts and messages, especially for the Windows version.
> If the proportion of languages chosen for downloads is an 
> useful guide,
>     English language is selected for over 40% of downloads.
> If French, German, Italian, and Spanish were also supported, 
> then a total of 75% of all downloads would be covered.
> To reach 90%, add Japanese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, and 
> Portuguese (BR).
> Supplementing the 4.1.2-patch1 files in this manner is 
> possible, if committers are willing to provide translations.  
> To submit a translation for the Windows case, we need a 
> translation of the README and of the text messages presented 
> by the APPLY and REVERT scripts in the Zip for Windows.  
> These must be supplied by an OpenOffice committer who can 
> provide a PGP signature on their submission, or they must be 
> submitted to the project and a committer familiar with the 
> language accepts them.
>  - Dennis
> PS: This does not impact the placing of the current packages 
> into general distribution.  Additional languages can be 
> provided in supplemental distributions.
> PPS: This is also an area of "Help Wanted" that would be 
> valuable in support of the project.

I have created a wiki page to coordinate the translations:

I myself will create the German translation and publish the progress of work here:


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