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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Open Office Hebrew Translation
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:25:31 GMT
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:35 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <> wrote:
> On 2/11/13 8:55 PM, Yaron Shahrabani wrote:
>> Hey Itzik!
>> This is a total waste of your time.
>> I personally prefer contributing to LibreOffice which is currently 100%,
>> OpenOffice lacks proper Hebrew support, translating the system will allow
>> the developers to keep ignoring the Hebrew issues.
> @Yaron, I really don't know what you are trying to do here. If you
> personally prefer to work on LibreOffice it's fine, it's your decision.
> But I think by courtesy and respect to other open source projects you
> shouldn't try to discriminate other projects. It shed really a very bad
> view on you personally your character and indirect on the other project
> that you personally prefer.
> We here in the OpenOffice project respect other projects and are fair
> enough to let people/volunteers decide on their own.


I'd also draw our attention to #2 on our posted list conduct guidelines:


> @Itzik, welcome at Apache OpenOffice and we appreciate that you are
> interested to help us with the translation into Hebrew. Some other
> people gave you already some further information how to start.
> You should keep in mind that OpenOffice is very popular and we have
> since April last year more than 35 million downloads and the number is
> growing quite fast with ~1 million per month. I personally take my
> motivation out if this fact that I spent my time and my energy in such a
> popular project used by millions of users all over the world.
> You can help us to improve OpenOffice for Hebrew and can help to make it
> better for all. We need native speaking people that help us to identify
> problems. And of course we need an active translation community because
> we only release languages where we see an active community behind.
> Juergen
>> Kind regards,
>> Yaron Shahrabani
>> <Hebrew translator>
>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Itzik Samara
>> <>wrote:
>>> i would like to translate the Open Office to Hebrew as i heard u need
>>> volunteers for this..
>>> please send me info how can i contribute?

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