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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Volunteering for Translation - Tamil
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:26:30 GMT
On 12/15/12 12:13 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 14/12/2012 Kannan S R wrote:
>> Hi,I am Kannan S R from Bangalore, India. I am working in Tata
>> Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS). I would like to volunteer myself for
>> translating Apache soft-wares to Tamil
> Hi Kannan, I'm answering with the same message both you and SRkumar, who
> wrote at the same time giving your availability to help with the Tamil
> translation of OpenOffice.
> Thank you, and you can start right now! Another Tamil-speaking
> volunteer, Kadal Amutham (in CC), is now giving precious help with the
> Tamil website and marketing, and will probably join you when finished
> with the website.
> The next steps you should take are:
> 1) Please subscribe to the localization mailing list or you will miss
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> 2) Read this page: ; it
> describes the translation process.
> 3) Download the PO files for Tamil. You can find them at
> (note to Juergen: these are your same files, but I deleted Testtool and
> the 135 files that are 100% translated, so volunteers won't be confused)

ok, but I would prefer if we communicate the details and keep the po
bundles untouched. It makes the reintegration easier for me and I have
to do less.

I think the used tools for offline translation can take care of already
translated strings.

But it is no big problem, I just want to mention that with the upcoming
update for AOO 4.0 we will remove unused string anyway.


> 4) You will find about 140 small files. Agree with each other, in
> private, on how to divide them between the two (and probably three when
> Kadal joins) of you. If you need any help, just ask.
> You could manage to get the UI (i.e., everything except the
> "helpcontent2" dir) done by end of December, which means that we could
> be able to make OpenOffice 3.4.1 in Tamil officially available in January.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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