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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject FW: Internationalization of 4.1.2-patch1 (was RE: a question about "APPLY-4.1.2-patch1.bat")
Date Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:49:39 GMT
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if you are interested.

 - Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:26
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Internationalization of 4.1.2-patch1 (was RE: a question about
> "APPLY-4.1.2-patch1.bat")
> 
> 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
> <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> patch1/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.
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jörg Schmidt [mailto:joesch@j-m-schmidt.de]
> > Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 01:53
> > To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> > Subject: a question about "APPLY-4.1.2-patch1.bat"
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Maybe, i would like to create a German-annotated version of patch,
> 
> 
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