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Re: [Help-nano] man-html translated in RO

From: Mihai Cristescu
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] man-html translated in RO
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:25:41 +0300

Hi Benno,

Thanks for reply and sorry that the files can't be used in this form.
I know that the html page are generated from the man groff format, but the thing is I am using a CAT system (memoQ) which uses a translation memory and speed up the translation process significantly.
The problem is that I can't import the groff files into memoQ.

I have tried several approaches to convert the man groff files to: rtf ,  ps, html formats which can be imported in memoQ, omegat , Trados SDL etc, but the issue is that there is no way to convert the translated files to man groff back. It seems that the only productive way to translate the man pages is to translate the files directly, but this is time consuming since you are not using a translation memory and term base.

Regarding po4a :
I have installed yesterday this package on my arch system and followed the documentation. I succeeded converting the man pages to pot files, import them in memoQ, translated, but I was not able to convert back to man page (I had some strange errors on po4a-translate command) and I had to give up. Maybe I didn't quite understand how the po4a system works.

Nevertheless I shall contact Laurentiu to have a chat with him about the process.


2014-07-25 12:01 GMT+03:00 Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden>:

Hello Mihai,

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014, at 23:09, Mihai Cristescu wrote:
> I would like to send to the packager the man pages (html version)
> translated in Romanian language.

Nice.  However... it seems you have translated the HTML pages...
Those are generated files.  You should have translated the nano.1,
rnano.1 and rcnano.5 files instead.  :|  Of course the strings are
the same, just the formatting is different, but the HTML files are
generated from these files, not the other way around.

But... before you start moving all the strings over to the other
format, please wait.  A German translator, Mario Blättermann, is
working on a proposal to use po4a for the documentation of nano,
so if that happens, then all docs would be available as POT files too
-- much easier to handle.

Thanks for your work.  Meanwhile you may want to become a
member of the Romanian translation team at the TP and update
the Romanian interface translation of nano.
If you decide to do so, please write to the team leader, Laurentiu
Buzdugan, and if he does not respond, the to all of the team
members (in a single mail with many CCs).



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