[Framework-Team] Translation effort for Plone 3.1

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Fri Feb 1 08:36:03 UTC 2008

Previously Alexander Limi wrote:
> Hi,
> This isn't strictly a framework team subject, but thought I'd give a  
> little heads-up on something Hanno and myself have been discussing:
> For Plone 3.1, I want to do a big translation push. Our goal is to get the  
> 40 languages that cover more than 99% of the world's online population as  
> complete as possible.
> However, Plone 3.0 ships with translation files that contain strings for  
> both 2.5 and 3.0. We did a major cleanup in 3.0, killing off a lot of  
> happytalk, and as a result, there's less fluff to translate.
> You probably see where I'm going with this, but: I'd like to ship 3.1 with  
> a set of .po files that do not contain the strings from Plone 2.5. Hanno  
> said it would take him "a couple of hours" to weed out the stuff that is  
> 2.5-specific, and agrees that it would be a good thing to do.
> It will make Plone easier to translate, and increase our participation and  
> success rate with the upcoming translation push.
> Comments?

Sounds fine to me. In general I'm favour of a policy where we have one
set of translations per major Plone release (major being 3.x, 4.x,


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