[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Call for Evergreen translations

Dan Scott denials at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 23:54:51 EST 2008

Evergreen, release candidate 2, was made available for
download from http://evergreen-ils.org/downloads.php today. This
release marks the culmination of a significant effort to enable
translation in every public and staff interface in Evergreen - and at
this point, the Evergreen development team plans to minimize any
further changes to translatable strings before the final

We would like to invite new translations. Evergreen currently includes
the following translations:

  * Armenian - hy-AM
  * French (Canadian) - fr-CA

However, as new interfaces such as the MARC importer/exporter have
been developed and existing interfaces have been enhanced, these
translations are in need of an update.

Evergreen maintains all translatable strings in GNU gettext (POT/PO)
format. If you would like to contribute a new translation:
  1. Download and extract the files from Evergreen RC2
  2. Create a new set of PO files based on the POT files in the
build/i18n/en-US/ directory
  3. Use a gettext-aware editor like POEdit (http://www.poedit.net/
for Windows or Linux) to translate the files
  4. Send the translated files to the Evergreen Development mailing
list (http://evergreen-ils.org/listserv.php) with a Developer's
Certificate of Origin (DCO -
http://open-ils.org/documentation/contributing.html#DCO) in the body
of your email.

If you just want to translate the public interface (catalogue), you
only need to translate the files "opac.dtd.pot" and "db.seed.pot".

If you have any questions about the translation process, or notice
problems, please send a message to the Evergreen Development mailing
list and we'll do our best to answer your question or correct our

Thank you, in advance, for helping Evergreen enter a multilingual world!

Dan Scott
Laurentian University

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