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Old 11-04-2014, 11:59 AM   #286
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Slackware in Swedish


Thanks to Ingemar KARLSSON Slint is now being translated to Swedish. Welcome on board, Ingemar!

Default locale settings for Swedish follow, unless someone objects:
  • LANG: sv_SE.utf8
  • kernel keymap: sv-latin1
  • bitmap font: terminus-1* (codepage 1252)
  • TrueType font: DejaVu (includes the 68 glyphs needed to display characters in Swedish)
  • XkbLayout: se
  • XkbVariant: none needed
I take the occasion to thank Diantre and StreamThreader who updated our webpages in Spanish and Ukrainian.

Oh, and I'm disappointed that so few people have downloaded one of our full installers yet: only 105 downloads in total at time of writing.

Any idea/suggestion/initiative to win more users is warmly welcome.

I will upload full installers for versions 13.37 and 14.0 real soon now.

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:30 AM   #287
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You can now get "big" or "full" Slint installers for Slackware version 14.0 (32-bit and 64-bit) here.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 09:24 AM   #288
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Well, I contacted Didier about Serbian language, but there is a small show stoper. One thing I want to do is to use utf8, but kbd package keymap for Serbian uses iso-8859-5. I know that some guys from an earlier Fedora localization project did an utf8 keymap, but silly enough they didn't send it upstream. And it wasn't as complete as the old one. I haven't yet looked into kbd docs, but it will help if you can point me to any additional info or docs.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM   #289
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@bobzilla
you can try to build utf8 keymap yourself. Unzip the .map.gz and replace iso-8859-5 keycodes with their utf8 representation.

Similar thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175515504/
 
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:20 PM   #290
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@bobzilla
you can try to build utf8 keymap yourself. Unzip the .map.gz and replace iso-8859-5 keycodes with their utf8 representation.

Similar thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175515504/
Good idea Serg, thanks.

Bojan, if you do that, we could ship your keymap in the installer, and also in the Slint package so that it be put in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty in the installed system at end of installation.

Not having an utf8 encoded sr_RS locale won't hurt in that case, right?

Oh, and I almost forgot: yes, bobzilla (aka bocke on Transifex) will translate Slackware installer & tools to Serbian. Thanks and welcome on board, Bojan!

PS If we eventually decide to include also the Latin script for Serbian you won't have to do twice the job as we can use recode-sr-latin as a buit-in filter, allowing us to simply write msgfilter recode-sr-latin to convert the sr.po files to sr@latin.po

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Old 11-11-2014, 01:28 PM   #291
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you can try to build utf8 keymap yourself. Unzip the .map.gz and replace iso-8859-5 keycodes with their utf8 representation.

Similar thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175515504/
Yes, that's what I had in mind. Thanx for the pointer. I will take a look at that topic.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 01:35 PM   #292
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Bojan, if you do that, we could ship your keymap in the installer, and also in the Slint package
Thank you.

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Not having an utf8 encoded sr_RS locale won't hurt in that case, right?
Well, it might. Xkb keymap is utf8. There is no an alternative one for iso-8859-5.

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Oh, and I almost forgot: yes, bobzilla (aka bocke on Transifex) will translate Slackware installer & tools to Serbian. Thanks and welcome on board, Bojan!
Thanks. I might be bringing a person or two with me. But don't hold your breath. Might not happen.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 02:54 PM   #293
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Maybe I'm wrong but as I can see there are 30 lines in sr-cy.map.gz that need modification. Please check:
Code:
keycode  16 =	+q	+Q		U+0459	U+0409	# љ Љ +249 +169
keycode  17 =	+w	+W		U+045A	U+040A	# њ Њ +250 +170
keycode  18 =	+e	+E		U+0435	U+0415	# е Е +213 +181
keycode  19 =	+r	+R		U+0440	U+0420	# р Р +224 +192
keycode  20 =	+t	+T		U+0442	U+0422	# т Т +226 +194
keycode  21 =	+y	+Y		U+0437	U+0417	# з З +215 +183
keycode  22 =	+u	+U		U+0443	U+0423	# у У +227 +195
keycode  23 =	+i	+I		U+0438	U+0418	# и И +216 +184
keycode  24 =	+o	+O		U+043E	U+041E	# о О +222 +190
keycode  25 =	+p	+P		U+043F	U+041F	# п П +223 +191
keycode  26 =	bracketleft braceleft	U+0448	U+0428	# ш Ш +232 +200
keycode  30 =	+a	+A		U+0430	U+0410	# а А +208 +176
keycode  31 =	+s	+S		U+0441	U+0421	# с С +225 +193
keycode  32 =	+d	+D		U+0434	U+0414	# д Д +212 +180
keycode  33 =	+f	+F		U+0444	U+0424	# ф Ф +228 +196
keycode  34 =	+g	+G		U+0433	U+0413	# г Г +211 +179
keycode  35 =	+h	+H		U+0445	U+0425	# х Х +229 +197
keycode  36 =	+j	+J		U+0458	U+0408	# ј Ј +248 +168
keycode  37 =	+k	+K		U+043A	U+041A	# к К +218 +186
keycode  38 =	+l	+L		U+043B	U+041B	# л Л +219 +187
keycode  39 =	semicolon colon		U+0447	U+0427	# ч Ч +231 +199
keycode  40 =	apostrophe quotedbl	U+045B	U+040B	# ћ Ћ +251 +171
keycode  44 =	+z	+Z		U+0452	U+0402	# ђ Ђ +242 +162
keycode  45 =	+x	+X		U+045F	U+040F	# џ Џ +255 +175
keycode  46 =	+c	+C		U+0446	U+0426	# ц Ц +230 +198
keycode  47 =	+v	+V		U+0432	U+0412	# в В +210 +178
keycode  48 =	+b	+B		U+0431	U+0411	# б Б +209 +177
keycode  49 =	+n	+N		U+043D	U+041D	# н Н +221 +189
keycode  50 =	+m	+M		U+043C	U+041C	# м М +220 +188
keycode  53 =	slash question		U+0436	U+0416	# ж Ж +214 +182

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Old 11-12-2014, 06:01 AM   #294
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Thanx Bormant, I will try it out today or tomorrow.

@Didier: I think I managed to gather a small team of volunteers. You've already got the request from drummer on Transiflex, but there is also a good chance we might get another member soon.
 
Old 11-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #295
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@Didier: I think I managed to gather a small team of volunteers. You've already got the request from drummer on Transiflex, but there is also a good chance we might get another member soon.
Good!
I just approved drummer's request. Thanks for joining and welcome on board, Rade!

FYI team coordinators can also manage joining requests on Transifex.
 
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:58 PM   #296
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I've made available an USB Slint installer using Syslinux 6.03 for BIOS + UEFI booting for testing purposes only, if you are interested please see this post and test it, but then report your findings in the relevant thread to stay on topic here.

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Old 11-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #297
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man pages in Swedish, new translators, updated web pages, more to come.

Thanks to Ingemar KARLSSON the man pages shipped in packages pkgtools and slckpkg are now available in Swedish. Updated Slint packages containing them are available.

Kudret Emre aka overbite has joined the Turkish team and already updated most web pages in that language. Also, rapha joined the Serbian team. Welcome on board, Kudret and rapha!

A Slint thread in Serbian language has been started by bobzilla.

Las but not least, Ingemar will have soon completed the translation of the Slint installers and of the admin screens to Swedish. Stay tuned!

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Old 11-30-2014, 04:58 AM   #298
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Nu, Slackware talar svenska!

Yes, now the installers, administration scripts and their associated man pages all speak Swedish!

Congrats to Ingemar KARLSSON who did all the translation and reviewed it "live" very fast.

As usual you'll find the updated "small" installers in http://slint.fr/installers and the updated packages in http://slint.fr/packages. The "full" installers will come later.

Reminder: to install or update the localized admin scripts and man pages, just type:
Code:
upgradepkg --install-new <slint package>
As you can see in the attached picture, Slackware is now available in 13 languages & variants. And there is room for two more, not even changing the greeting screen's layout

So, what language will be next?

Meanwhile, not to stay idle I will try to make Slackware more easily accessible to blind folks.

The first step will be to ship brltty in the Slint installers and set it in the installed systems accordingly, then if all goes well we'll do the same with speakup.

Ooops! I just realized that on the greeting screen I wrote the code 16 instead of 17 for Spanish (Latin America), so please type 17 not 16 to get it. I will fix the installers ASAP, sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:16 AM   #299
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Will it be easy to reuse all the translations for Slackware14.2 (or whatever is called)?
 
Old 11-30-2014, 11:42 AM   #300
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Will it be easy to reuse all the translations for Slackware14.2 (or whatever is called)?
Yes Pedro, thanks for asking:
  • If we use them "as is", only the new messages (probably very few if I may extrapolate from previous upgrades) will be displayed in US English.
  • I plan to upload on Transifex a new POT file containing only the new messages to be translated, but will wait until Pat provides a release candidate or at least a β, to avoid useless updates of the new translations.
  • The new translated messages will be merged with the (kept) previous ones through a simple msgmerge command. This will be transparent for the translators.
  • I don't know yet what will be the name of the new version, but I wouldn't bet for whatever
Oh, and follow-up from my previous post: all installers now include a fixed greeting message.

Have fun!

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