one topic that we didn't get to at FOSDEM is documentation for l10n,
finding out which of the old one should die, which new ones are needed
etc. In the recent years there have been multiple failed attempts to
improve the situation and I'd like to try a new one.
First and foremost, I don't think that "Mozilla needs to provide docs",
this concept doesn't fly in any region of our community. What we want to
do is encourage and enable you to share your knowledge. This is what
devmo is good for and intended for. I shortly talked to dria already
about...[L10N] Few pebbles that grinds l10n-ability
Hello everyone :)
I am currently trying to translate (and update) the JS section as a whole.
Doing this=2C I encounter some problems=2C that I would say are particularl=
linked to l10n (localization).
Some things are going well :) and some other not that much. I would like=20
to discuss the following points:
- Template l10n: I am really grateful for Florian and Jean-Yves to be=20
there to add what's needed in the macro!!! Without them=2C it would be a=20
hard time getting these localized.
- Template l10n-ability: generated ToC are cool=2C auto-next/prev in=20
guides a...What is the l10n process for Lightning?
What is the localization process of Lightning?
In the thread about Lightning 1.0b4, Philipp Kewisch said that the
process followed what Thunderbird did, and in the same message described
a process which did not follow Thunderbird at all. Axel followed up
indicating that the "follows Thunderbird" part was the true one.
That however does not seem to be true. The deadline for localization of
Thunderbird 6 is less than two days away, and so far the dashboard
contains no tree for whatever version of Lightning matches Thunderbird
6. So what is the process actually?
...merging amo-l10n and l10n.web lists or not ?
We have a general purpose mailing list/newsgroup for general web
localization which is firstname.lastname@example.org
(mozilla.dev.l10n.web on usenet), we also have a mailing-list for AMO
localization only at email@example.com
Given that both lists are low traffic and there is some overlap, do you
think that we should merge them?
I would be particularily interested in knowing what users of both lists
think of it and why we should merge lists or not merge them.
> Hi people,
> We have a general purpose mai...[l10n-sr] Starting up Serbian l10n for Thunderbird
Who do I need to bu^H^Hcontact to start the Serbian l10n up for
For Firefox, I got from Axel a nice tinderbox build and a nightly build
and buildbot space and stuff.
Thunderbird's next. Please help.
Filip Miletic wrote:
> Greets all.
> Who do I need to bu^H^Hcontact to start the Serbian l10n up for
> For Firefox, I got from Axel a nice tinderbox build and a nightly build
> and buildbot space and stuff.
> Thunderbird's next. Please help.
Yeah, I postpone nagging...l10n for services/sync going on in a few, check your weave-l10n
for those that have localized weave, the files in services/sync should
be the very same as those in services in your weave-l10n repos.
Copy and review should be fair enough.
On 30.07.10 10:08, Axel Hecht wrote:
> for those that have localized weave, the files in services/sync should
> be the very same as those in services in your weave-l10n repos.
> Copy and review should be fair enough.
landed, and PS: For B3, I'm not going to block on the services/sync
strings, but after that, we'll nag :-)
Il 3...[Calendar l10n] Status update after late-l10n changes
after the late-l10n checkin on Thursday where four strings were added
it's time for another status update.
Here's a short overview of the current situation:
1) The following locales have green tinderboxen on the
MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH and should be okay for the RC1:
es-ES, fr, ga-IE, ja, ja-JP-mac, lt, mk, nb-NO, nl, pl,
pt-PT, sk, uk, zh-CN
2) The following locales have orange tinderboxen on the
ca, cs, da, de, es-AR, eu, hu, it, ka, pt-BR, ru, tr
3) The following locales have red tinderboxen on the
...Where to keep local l10n documentation?
The Mediawiki installation on our Danish community website has hosted
our Danish Firefox and Thunderbird support knowledge bases since long
before support.mozilla.org was localizable, or even existed. We are
almost finished migrating our support articles to support.mozilla.org,
which is now a much better home for them. When that is done, I want to
decommission our Mediawiki installation, since I want to use my spare
time on something more fun than maintaining it. The wiki currently also
contains some local l10n documentation.
Therefore I need to figure out where to p...perl document l10n project
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
I've initiate a Perl6 document localization project called "p6l10n".
It's hosted in www.openfoundry.org (same as PUGS), and it's svn
is in http://svn.openfoundry.org/p6l10n
We just start to translate the Perl6 synopsis to zh_tw.
If you are interesting in it, please tell me your openfoundry account.
content-type: application/pgp-signature; x-mac-type=70674453;
name=PGP.si...l10n-merged linux firefox 3.1 builds on the l10n server
we've talked about it for ages, now we're at a point that I had picked
as a milestone, if I'd really plan on paper.
We have l10n-merged linux builds for all 60 firefox 3.1 localizations
we're currently building on the l10n server, with build on push. You
push a change, it builds, and the build should work.
I didn't go into details like specific branding for merged builds or
More details on
Axel Hecht wrote:
> Hi all,
> we...l10n dashboard defunct, no progress on product l10n, regression from hg update
in case you wonder, the l10n dashboard is not going to pick up any new
data, nor produce any builds, there's a regression from an hg update on
hg.mozilla.org that's breaking the infrastructure.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=573285 is the culprit.
This basically stops any progress on l10n on any of our hg-based
Thanks to a sunday shift by Aravind, the l10n dashboard is up again.
On 21.06.10 02:08, Axel Hecht wrote:
> in case you wonder, the l10n dashboard is not going to pick up any new
> data, n...l10n-owner approval requested for Firefox 1.0.7 l10n builds
Collect and ship all ready l10n builds for Firefox 1.0.7. Use this bug
as a tracking bug for pending localizations, as well.
1. Test builds found at
2. Build sign offs in this bug should be of the form:
<locale> ready for staging
Example: for cs-CZ:
cs-CZ ready for staging
If the locale isn't ready to ship, then note so by saying:
<locale> not ready fo...l10n ease of entry and build process
one of the things that pops up every now and then is how hard it is to
enter localizations of Mozilla apps.
That in part is blamed (rightfully, IMHO) on the fact that we require a
full localization to begin with.
I was thinking about revamping the l10n build process to get rid of that
by doing something like:
- run compare-locales first
- for each green/orange locale (only obsolete strings):
-- do a regular repackaging
-- upload to tinderbox ftp (and nightly)
- for each red locale:
-- create a temporary localization from en-US, merging in existing
strings from the ...Updates to L10n API (now, with documentation!)
== L10n.js ==
Your L10n team is hard at work bringing next generation l10n/i18n API for you and we see the light at the end of the tunnel already :)
I updated the documentation  for best practices. If you're not familiar with the document and you write *any* UI for Firefox OS, please, read it, print, memorize it.
If you did read it, the new sections are:
- Passing strings outside of the app
- Localizing DOM Fragments
- Date/Time Formatting
- and there's an update to Testing with new l10nAssert function
The biggest thing is that we're still huntin...