[l10n] l10n process and documentation

As discussed in the last bi-weekly meeting, we at Mozilla Italia are
trying to formalize a process to coordinate the Italian MDN localization
effort.

In this regard, we started writing a document that we plan to publish on
the Italian localization of MDN. It has been suggested by jms that we
publish it under https://developer.mozilla.org/it/MDN/ .

Our problem is we have a somewhat cumbersome way of handling the review
process of localized articles. We have a single topic on our forum where
we ask for revision, our QA people suggests corrections and we
localizers correct our translations on MDN. Also, we have a etherpad
where we keep a list of articles in need of revision and already revised
ones. As you can imagine, this way of doing things is becoming more and
more cumbersome as the number of translated articles grows.

>From the brief discussion during the meeting, I got away with the
impression that there's no standardized process to handle mdn
localization efforts.

What I propose (and I think other mozillians were thinking about during
the meeting) is to decide on some guidelines and tools to streamline the
localization process.

Of course we can't decide for all l10n teams, so I propose to
'officialy' reach out to the various l10n team leaders and ask for their
input.

Am I going crazy or could this be the way forward? :P

Greetings
klez
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On 7/16/14 10:42 PM, klez wrote:
> Am I going crazy or could this be the way forward? :P
>
> Greetings
> klez

I don't think you're crazy.

That said, most localizers don't have a firm idea of what they'd want.

I know that the Italian team is also active on SUMO. My recollection is 
that SUMO is more mature in l10n support, would you agree?

Are there things to learn/port, things to not do again?

I also think that there are unique challenges with MDN, in particular 
around "good goals" for a localization team. On SUMO, popularity is a 
great metric. On MDN, I expect more of a mix of taxonomy of 
documentation and the popularity of facets of that taxonomy. And then 
consistency within that facet is of great value.

Axel
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7/16/2014 10:29:51 PM
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