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From Kadal Amutham <>
Subject Re: Proposal: communications/workflow for new languages
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:42:50 GMT
Dear Andrea,

I want to try Pootle and see how it translates English to Tamil. Can you
guide me ?

With Warm Regards

V.Kadal Amutham

On 1 March 2013 04:54, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> On 25/02/2013 Rob Weir wrote:
>> And maybe that starts getting too geeky when we post PO files in
>> tar.bz2 format, a format unheard of to Windows users who comprise 90%+
>> of our users?
> This is surely a steep learning curve. And I believe we do lose volunteers
> at this step.
>  Look around.  How many
>> volunteers have come through asking to help about Hebrew, Greek and
>> Portuguese?   Isn't a non-optimal that they haven't managed to
>> coordinate on the translation?  Isn't it non-optimal that we have no
>> idea whether this is even being worked on?  That is the problem we're
>> facing.
> And Pootle is the solution. A working Pootle installation, with a
> well-thought access policy, allows effortless collaboration and monitoring.
>  we need to help with
>> the coordination side as well.  And this might mean smart use of
>> technology rather than just complaining that technology is hard.
> In March we can try the BugZilla way. We can probably even start the
> registration process at**createaccount.cgi<>leaving
to volunteers the only task of confirming their e-mail address.
> This should be simple enough for everybody, if we explain it properly.
> But in the medium-long term I really believe that Pootle will make the
> difference.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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