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From Kadal Amutham <>
Subject Re: Volunteering for Translation - Tamil
Date Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:43:53 GMT
Dear Kannan,

I am from Chennai. I am trying to help translation in this area. We can
co-operate with each other and do some thing for Tamil

There are few pages in Tamil where the Tamil font is not properly rendered.
 My suggestion is to use css for correct display of the Font.

Another area where effort to be put is, correct translation so that it is
easy to understand . Some of the computer related Tamil words, , may not be
understandable since these words may be new to many. So what is required is
the original English word has to be given within brackets.

I am new to po files. Throw some lights on this. Give me some link to

With Warm Regards

V.Kadal Amutham

On 15 December 2012 04:43, 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
> messages. To subscribe, just send an empty e-mail to
> l10n-subscribe@openoffice.**<>and
respond to the confirmation
> request you will receive. If traffic is too high, remember that you can
> also subscribe to a "daily digest" (1 message per day); ask us in case.
> 2) Read this page:**translate.html<>;
> describes the translation process.
> 3) Download the PO files for Tamil. You can find them at
> files-diff.tar.bz2<>
> (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)
> 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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