The Dutch NLnet Foundation, aiming to stimulate open network research and development and more general to promote the exchange of electronic information, has decided to financially support the Lokalize project of KDE.
Documentation, I18N, L10N
KDE's new technical documentation library, TechBase, hit an important milestone today when it served up its one millionth page. In step with the KDE 4.0 development cycle, TechBase is rapidly maturing into a central hub for high-level technical information related to KDE and the Free software desktop.
The TechBase Mission
KPhotoAlbum has entered string freeze for its new release, and author Jesper Pedersen is offering a prize draw for those who complete the translation. Individuals and teams with 100% of the strings translated will be entered into the draw for $100 to take place on hogmanay alongside the new release.
Last Saturday, a representative from the Galician Government in Spain met members of the Trasno project.
This project includes Free Software volunteer translators for the Galician language, from a wide range of Free software projects including KDE. The government representative was Mr. Antonio Pérez Casas, Adviser for the Information Society of the Industry and Innovation Councillor.
It was announced on Tuesday that the KDE Catalan l10n team will work together with TERMCAT (Catalan link), the organisation that standarises new words, usually technology related, in the Catalan language. Details are still being worked out but the team will provide them access to the NX account on the OpenUsability server, so they can test the translations while we work on them.
After 6 months of development, the KDE Localization (l10n) website has been launched replacing the old i18n.kde.org. It uses the default KDE layout, and its admins hope this site will help the KDE translation process work better than ever. Read on for the details.
Arabian Linux also known as arl is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic and English languages and automatic hardware detection. It is the first Arabic live-distro and uses KDE as the GUI. Arabian is the first to have the Arabic language enabled in consoles, pre-compiled ready-for-use softmodem drivers and the first to have its own control panel system in both Arabic and English languages.