[Libreoffice-qa] Bug submission assistant : internationalization

Loic Dachary loic at dachary.org
Fri Sep 9 09:25:25 PDT 2011


I tried to figure out what needs to be done to localize the bug submission assistant. I wrote down the proposed implementation at

The rationale is to use the https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details and its translations as a single source for translated strings.
Since the page at libreoffice.org is merely an iframe, the need for translation is merely to copy over the <iframe> and change the string specifying the locale. Once it's done, there should not be a need to change it again. However, because there is a silversprite instance for each language, it needs to be done by request to the translation teams.

If the proposed implementation meets your agreement, I will modify the following in the bug submission assistant.

a) include the locale in the file name ( bug-en.html, bug-fr.html, bug-de.html etc.) and add a "for" to the script that builds the .html so that it loops on each locale
b) extract the list of components from the BugReport_Details page instead of bugzilla so that they get translated
c) replace the hard coded english strings with their equivalent from the BugReport_Details page

I discussed on IRC with sophi who proposed to relay the need for a translation when the BugReport_Details page is ready. In this context, it occured to me that it would be easier for the translation effort to have as few pages as possible. If translating BugReport_Details implies to edit dozens of wiki pages, it will probably be a discouraging factor.

Let me know what you think

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