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bug #48595: [Request] make the manpages translatable by using po4a

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Fri 22 Jul 2016 08:47:01 AM UTC
Votes:  1  
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sun 13 Feb 2022 10:20:09 AM UTC, comment #2: 

WTF?  Stop spamming this bug tracker!

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Sun 13 Feb 2022 07:09:04 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Currently, the nano man pages are translated in manpages-l10n. This has four disadvantages:
1. translations arrive late,i.e. they are always lagging the original packaging
2. Users have to know they need to install an additional package (e.g. manpages-de) to get the translations
3. The terminology of the translation in the UI and the man page might diverge, as the translators are possibly not in contact.
4. UI translators might not know that they could possibly also translate the man pages

Currently, translation in German, Romanian, French and Brazilian Portuguese are part of manpages-l10n. Note that these translation might be only partial.

If you are interested in integrating the po4a framework and man page translations do not hesitate to contact Mario (who is also the manpages-l10n maintainer) or myself.

Helge Kreutzmann <kreutzm>
Fri 22 Jul 2016 08:47:01 AM UTC, original submission:  

Nano's interface and internal help texts are translated to some dozen languages.  It would be nice if also the man pages would be available in several languages.  (There are French ones, but they are out of date.)

Two years ago Mario Bl├Ąttermann posted the above request (see
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nano-devel/2014-07/msg00050.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nano-devel/2014-08/msg00000.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nano-devel/2015-02/msg00024.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nano-devel/2015-03/msg00001.html), but nothing has materialized yet.  If anyone has some experience with po4a...

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator


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