Example of Starting a Translation
French will be used for the example:
git pull cd webwml mkdir french cd french cp ../english/.wmlrc ../english/Make.* . echo 'include $(subst webwml/french,webwml/english,$(CURDIR))/Makefile' > Makefile mkdir po git add Make* .wmlrc cp Makefile po make -C po init-po git add po/Makefile po/*.fr.po
Edit the .wmlrc file and change:
- '-D CUR_LANG=English' to '-D CUR_LANG=French'
- '-D CUR_ISO_LANG=en' to '-D CUR_ISO_LANG=fr'
- '-D CUR_LOCALE=en_US' to '-D CUR_LOCALE=fr_FR'
- '-D CHARSET=iso-8859-1' to whatever is appropriate.
French just happens to use the same character encoding as English so no change is necessary, however it's likely that new languages will need to have this setting adjusted.
Edit Make.lang and change 'LANGUAGE := en' to 'LANGUAGE := fr'. In case you are translating to a language which uses a multi-byte charset, you may have to change some other variables in that file, for more information read ../Makefile.common and perhaps other working examples (translations such as Chinese).
Go to french/po and translate entries in PO files. This should be quite straightforward.
Always make sure you copy the Makefile to each directory you translate.
This is necessary because the program
make is used to convert
the .wml files into HTML, and
make uses Makefiles.
When you are done adding and editing pages, do a
git commit -m "Add your commit message here" git pushfrom the webwml directory. You can now start translating the pages.
Example of Translating a Page
A French translation of the social contract will be used for the example:
cd webwml ./copypage.pl english/social_contract.wml cd french
This will automatically add the translation-check header, pointing to the version of the original file which was copied. It also creates the destination directory and Makefile, if missing.
Edit social_contract.wml and translate the text. Do not try to translate any links or change them in any way - if you want to change anything, request it on the debian-www list. When done, type
git add social_contract.wml git commit -m "Translated social contract to french" git push
Example of Adding a New Directory
This example shows the French translation adding the intro/ directory:
cd webwml/french mkdir intro cd intro cp ../Makefile . git add Makefile git commit -m "added the intro dir to git" git pushMake sure a new directory has the Makefile and that it's committed in git. Otherwise, running make will give an error to everyone else trying it.