Scribus: translators wanted
I'm an enthusiastic user and the Polish translator of Scribus
http://www.scribus.net , the Open Source DTP application. I've noticed, that
Scribus GUI hasn't yet been translated into Hebrew (see
translation statistics for more: http://bugs.scribus.net/trans/ ).
The Scribus team is going to release a bugfix release 1.2.1 in not a
very distant future, it would be nice, if it could contain a GUI
translation for your language, too.
If anybody is interested, please:
1. join the Scribus mailing list
http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/mailman/listinfo/scribus and let the
Scribus team know, that you are going to translate
2. Read this very easy to follow translation howto:
3. Submit your translated files to http://bugs.scribus.net
4. If you prefere IRC, an IRC channel #scribus on freenode.net is
Looking forward to seeing Scribus in your language
- Hi There :)
AFAIK Scribus still does not support BiDi languages good enough. E.g
importing text is possible, but the display order is reverse etc. Are
there any changes is respect to BiDi support in the coming release?
Mind you I didn't check Scribus in a while.
Uri Sharf, Linmagazine
- Hi Uri, hi list,
I've forwarded your mail to the Scribus mailing list (see
for more) and there is still no further answer (apart from the
to I'd pointed you earlier).
However, there is still something I want to say. Scribus translators
work very close together with Scribus developers, in fact, they are
part of their testing and production workflow. I don't know at the
moment, if the Hebrew support in Scribus is sufficient, but nobody
can find it out better than Hebrew native speakers. Scribus team
usually reacts quite quickly to well-founded objections - the more
Hebrew native speakers use and test this piece of software, the
better the chance, that it will work well for them. And the Hebrew
GUI translation is a way to attract more Hebrew native speakers to
use and test it...
We had a similar situation with Slavonic (in my case Polish)
languages more than a year ago -- Scribus didn't support text
editing in Latin-2 or Cyrillic fonts. It changed dramatically, then,
after more and more Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian native speakers
had joined the mailing list and started translating, contributing
test results, and so on.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Uri Sharf <usharf@l...> wrote:
> Hi There :)
> AFAIK Scribus still does not support BiDi languages good enough.
> importing text is possible, but the display order is reverse etc.
> there any changes is respect to BiDi support in the coming
> Mind you I didn't check Scribus in a while.
> Uri Sharf
> Uri Sharf, Linmagazine