[sword-devel] Web-based translation tools

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 05:00:56 MST 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Jonathan Marsden<jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Chris Little wrote:
>> I think it would be great (and a nice project for any of you more
>> inclined to working on web apps) if we could do the same and extend it
>> to cover the localizable Sword & front end strings.
> Think bigger :)  Think of an existing open source web app that does this
> kind of thing already ... for thousands of software packages!

Your timing was perfect. ;) Around the same time plus or minus a few
hours launchpad and rosetta were finally open sourced.

I'd also like to mention http://transifex.org which isn't tied to any
distro[1] but can be deployed locally for a project. Afaiu it can be
integrated directly with upstream VCS.

fwiw I haven't looked at rosetta lately to see if it has improved
since its early bad reputation messing up upstream translation. I hope
so :)

I'm sure both are good for translating gettext .po files. Hopefully at
least one of them can deal nicely with the java style properties
translations of swordweb and Bible Desktop.[2]


[1] It has been developed by Fedora folks, and I think to help with
GNOME but isn't tied to those.
[2] or however it is that those work that isn't gettext based.

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