On 02/25/2011 10:37 AM, Daniel Gonzalez wrote:
The German LibreOffice-Box site is working on a German language European
DVD, the hopefully will have the other European languages.
On 02/25/2011 10:52 AM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:
As things are progressing at quite a good speed (thanks Tim and
Drew), I thought I would start a wiki page to try to coordinate some
of the work needed for the final product.
Just for convenience sake let's call the page the "Americas
LibreOffice DVD". So this combines both the North American (NA) and
South American (SA) members' efforts at creating a disk in EN, ES,
FR for NA and SA use. (Note that this will also include Central
America as well.)
Your leaving out Central America may confuse or upset some people as
if Central America is not worth mentioning.
Do we want to add the "Brazil Portuguese" language to the DVD's HTML
languages? That will be the next step after English is finished,
Spanish [any ES] pages are made, French pages are made, and the whole
"mess" merged together into one DVD.
I do wish that some package developers would make their install file
names different from the English version name. Several ones show the
same file name for Spanish and French versions. I wonder how you
tell between versions, or are they the same version that auto-detects
what your system default language is? Inkscape's site has a /en/ in
the folder you go to for downloading. I changed that to "es" and
"fr" and I got the same English text without Google's translation
system kicking in.
I do not want to waste DVD file space for the software that use one
install ".exe" file [or other type] by having the same exact file on
the Spanish's "extras-folder-es" and "extras-folder-fr" for French.
Good day Guys,
Maybe I do not understand it or get lost among many emails. But
Would not it be better to create a CD or DVD for each Region, ie
Americas: English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Traditional)
Europe: German, French, Spanish (Traditional) (Spain =)
Asia: Chinese, Korean, etc.
Africa: African and languages of the continent, etc.
I think all the same part of the DVD in English to understand where
the greatest efforts are made at this time.
The North America Community [now looking like a Americas Community DVD]
will be for this region including English, Spanish [traditional], French
["moderne" version], and maybe adding Brazil's Portuguese if we go south
of Mexico. I do not know if anyone are working on an Asian, Oceanic
[Australia and the islands north and south of it], and Africa regional
CDs or DVDs.
Most people will be willing to go directly to the LibreOffice.org web
site. The DVDs are useful for company installs and installs for
low-bandwidth access, dial-up access, unreliable access, those people
who would want to download an entire DVD, or those who have computers
that do not have Internet access, and/or do not want or cannot want to
try to download such a large file. Such a service was started for the
OpenOffice.org package and has many regional web site mirrors and sites
to download the DVD/CD ISO files or order a physical disc from someone
in your area of the world. I am working on the one to be used in
this/my part of the world, the USA region plus north and south of its
The issue with other languages other than English, are the needed files
for those languages. Install files for LibreOffice are in 113 localized
languages. The Documentation, templates, extension add ons are not
there yet past the initial English release. The German language
extensions [.oxt] are becoming available, but I do not see Spanish or
French version as of yet. I do not know how those add ons will look in
a Spanish install of LibreOffice when you install the "English" versions
of those extension files. Plus I do not know what the LibreOffice and
OpenOffice.org documentation will look like when they are translated by
a free service like Google provides. I do not read or speak any other
language [except computerese that is] so I could not tell you.
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