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Le lundi 22 décembre 2014 à 15:36 +0100, Sophie a écrit :
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2014 à 15:13 +0100, Sophie a écrit :
Le 22/12/2014 15:08, Jean-Francois Nifenecker a écrit :
Hello Sophie,

Le 22/12/2014 14:37, Sophie a écrit :
Yes and if you read the announcement or the discussions on the lists,
you have noticed that it's a contest for en_US templates only.

The "risk" being that those templates come to non-en_US users.

That would be their choice.
I don't understand what's so country-specific in a template. AFAIK MS
Office does not ship different templates in the US and in Europe. Cannot
templates be made mostly country-neutral if contributors are asked to
avoid adding too nationally-rooted details?

It depends on the category of templates. For Writer for example, a
simple letter presents a lot of differences depending on the country
(it's even not language specific). The page format will be different,
the date, margins, location of the addresses, ect...
Ah, OK. This may need some careful work by localization teams.

But for more informal documents, offering a few good-looking templates
is not a problem.

Of course text must be translated (if present), but this can be done
like GUI labels.

If the contest is only for en_US, then most locales won't get any
templates at all, which is worse than getting an English template. So
better start with the idea that templates will have to be translated.

Yes. The time frame for 4.4.0 is too short but we don't want to kill the
enthusiasm of the Design team, so let's have the first contest for en_US
and the localization team will then work on their internationalization.
Right. But to motivate people outside of the US, better say loudly that
templates will eventually be translated.


Kind regards

Sophie Gautier
Co-founder - Release coordinator
The Document Foundation

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