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Hi :)

I don't quite understand why en-US has a simpler address whereas other languages 


Would it be technically difficult or confusing to have languages use the same 
style as en-US? eg

Company Home/LibreOffice Documentation/en-GB/books
Company Home/LibreOffice Documentation/en-AUS/books
Company Home/LibreOffice Documentation/sp-BR/books

Ok, you can see i don't know the appropriate abbreviations for other languages 
but i think the idea of avoiding the extra folder "l10n" is pretty clear?

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Karl-Heinz Gödderz <>
Sent: Wed, 26 January, 2011 15:36:29
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: General question about translation 
of documentation and organisation within Alfresco


Alexander Thurgood schrieb:
That sounds pretty interesting from where I'm sitting, although it would
be interesting to see exactly how it deals with versioning of the
translation, I guess much in the same way as versioning for an original
document ?

Off the cuff, my thoughts are we can modify our structure as:
1) Company Home/LibreOffice Documentation/en-US/all our books
or 2) Company Home/LibreOffice Documentation/l10n/language-COUNTRY/books
where for the first choice all translations (inc. en-US) share
identical structures, and the second choice the translated versions are
grouped in a 'special' spot.


the second structure seems me to be better.
I suppose it all boils down to whether contributors are going to provide
original documentation in their own language which can then be
translated into a myriad other languages, 
or whether we agree that en_US
is the reference language and any other language contributions can only
be translations thereof. 
The second option is, IMHO, more restrictive in
that it excludes, as I understand it, any possibility for original
contributions in a language other than EN. From this point of view, and
based on the fact that a lot of original documentation in the previous
OOo project actually came from non-English speaking projects (including
myself, having written both in English and French), it might be
preferable to have a l10n structure, but as I said, that is just my
personal opinion.

I would be more than happy to setup a space-tree if someone could
provide a translation of the current space-tree spaces, and some
consensus were reached regarding the tree setup.
I could provide German translation.


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