Browser based software translation

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OLPC will be introduced in countries with languages that are not supported by linux, windows and co. Software and documentation translation is a big task.

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Other translation software

Recommended by olpc:

http://translate.sourceforge.net/

This seems to be very similar: Rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language.

https://launchpad.net/rosetta

Programing skills vs. language skills

Some people know human languages but are not able to do the technical part of application translation

Prototype

Here is a prototype showing how browser-based translation could work:

features

  • edit all strings
  • UTF-8
  • download of changed language file


PSI Jabber Client

Webform

http://lamp2.fh-stpoelten.ac.at/~lbz/beispiele/ss2006/olpc/translate/site.php

The webapplications source code

http://lamp2.fh-stpoelten.ac.at/~lbz/beispiele/ss2006/olpc/translate/site.phps (~40 lines) http://lamp2.fh-stpoelten.ac.at/~lbz/beispiele/ss2006/olpc/translate/trans.xslt (~65 lines)


PSI language packs

http://psi-im.org/download

ToDo

  • Version management
  • Support for more languages
  • Support for more applications
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