Gcompris software Bengali language Translation effort :

Johnny Jazeix jazeix at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 07:19:47 BST 2023

Hi Palash,

Le mar. 18 avr. 2023 à 07:37, Palash Chowdhury <palashchowdhury1 at gmail.com>
a écrit :

> Hello Johnny,
> Many thanks for your email . This is really helpful .
> I would like to handle the translation part and it would be really helpful
> if you can enable the language in the software .

As said, we will enable the language once the translation has reached 80%
at least. Also, I would need to know which package do you want (Linux,
Android, Windows...).

Let me attach the source files (Or please provide me the list of .po files
> which I can start translating) to confirm I am working on the correct files.
The main file to translate is
The one you sent seems to be the good one except most of it is in
Ukrainian, they are not in the usual order and it misses all the comments
(translators + lines).
There are other ones but less important that you can find in
https://websvn.kde.org/trunk/l10n-kf5/templates/messages/gcompris/. The
second most important of them is



Again many thanks for your help on this.
> Thanks & Regards,
> Palash Chowdhury
> Burdwan - West Bengal
> India.
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2023 at 12:09 AM Johnny Jazeix <jazeix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Welcome!
>> Le mar. 11 avr. 2023 à 19:37, Palash Chowdhury <
>> palashchowdhury1 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> Dear Team,
>>> This is Palash Chowdhury (Head teacher in Sri Ramkrishna Sarada
>>> Vidyapith Primary School, Burdwan , West Bengal) from West Bengal currently
>>> working on translating the Gcompris Po file in Bengali language .
>> I'm one of the GCompris' maintainers. We can move this discussion to the
>> GCompris mailing list if needed, but if we stay here, it would be better if
>> you subscribe to this mailing list (so admins won't have to manually accept
>> your messages and we won't forget to cc you when we reply) :
>> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-i18n-doc. (if you prefer to
>> continue the discussion with GCompris team directly:
>> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/gcompris-devel)
>> As a next step , I would like to know the following information to
>>> successfully launch the software in bengali language .
>>> 1. The location of the PO file (Bengali translated one) in the Gcompris
>>> software installation folder structure .
>> Which OS are you using?
>> For the process, we compile the gcompris_qt.po translation file to a .qm
>> file (using "lconvert -if po -of ts -i gcompris_qt.po -o gcompris_qt.ts
>> && lrelease -compress -nounfinished gcompris_qt.ts -qm gcompris_bn_IN.qm")
>> and we copy it in the share/translations folder with the other
>> translation files. We don't directly use the po file.
>> As Bengali is not activated in GCompris (
>> https://invent.kde.org/education/gcompris/-/blob/master/src/core/LanguageList.qml#L39),
>> the only way to test your file without compiling a new version would be to
>> change the locale directly in the configuration file:in Linux, edit
>> ~/.config/gcompris/gcompris-qt.conf and change "locale=system" to
>> "locale=bn_IN.UTF-8" and start GCompris after.
>>> 2. Any additional steps apart from translating the po file ( I am
>>> changing the msgstr lines in bengali) ..
>>> It seems there are no Bengali maintainers.
>> Do you know a bit about SVN and do you want to become a one-member team
>> until more people come? Or would you prefer to just handle the translation
>> and I take care of the technical part (you send me the translated files and
>> I store them in the good folder)?
>> Once the main translation file (gcompris_qt.po) has at least 80%
>> translated, I will be able to activate the language in the code so it
>> appears in the language list and we can select it.
>> After doing so, I can create a version with Bengali activated
>> (Linux/Android/Windows depending on your needs) so you can more easily test.
>>> Your help in this regard would be highly appreciated .I am currently
>>> teaching in one of the reputed schools in West Bengal and this translation
>>> would help thousands of students and the entire community .
>> That would be really nice!
>>> Thanks and regards,
>>> Palash Chowdhury
>> If something is unclear, feel free to ask, it's important for us too to
>> include more languages so more children have access to GCompris in the
>> mother tongue.
>> Cheers,
>> Johnny
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