L10n of frameworks announcements on kde.org

Eloy Cuadra ecuadra at eloihr.net
Tue Feb 23 11:21:45 GMT 2021

El domingo, 21 de febrero de 2021, Luigi Toscano escribió:
> Carl Schwan ha scritto:
> > ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> > 
> > Le dimanche, février 21, 2021 4:58 PM, Phu Hung Nguyen 
<phuhnguyen at disroot.org> a écrit :
> >>[...]
> >>
> >> My view on this is that we need not and should not make these changelogs
> >> translatable. People including myself might prefer to read in their
> >> native language(s), but I think (guess) the number of people reading
> >> these changelogs in languages other than English is just not worth the
> >> effort. There can also be the problem of mistranslation which I think is
> >> more relevant in this case because we have a lot of libraries and
> >> translators might sometimes need to understand many of them to translate
> >> correctly. Translators can decide to do the translation for these
> >> changelogs or not, but excluding these changelogs will save us a lot of
> >> message processing work: of about 13.1k messages in
> >> websites-kde-org/www_www.pot, more than 10.1k are from these changelogs.
> >> And lastly, I can put up the question: if we translate these changelogs,
> >> why don't we do with other changelogs as well?
> > 
> > I agree that translating the frameworks announcements is probably not
> > really worth it. The framework announcements are getting almost no
> > traffic and the translated version even less. But I don't think we should
> > remove the already translated pages. Maybe we could move the already
> > existing translation to a new po file and tell translators that they
> > shouldn't translate them unless they have too much free time :p
> I agree with moving the changelogs/commit messaes of the frameworks
> announcements to a separate file would be a good starting solution. I would
> still keep the introductory part in the main file. Why that? Because, if we
> remove the translation thresholds for the frameworks announcements to be
> translated, people who want to keep the commit messages in English can
> simply entirely ignore that new file.
> What do you think?


Eloy Cuadra

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