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Re: Self introduction: Sveinn í Felli



Sveinn í Felli (IMAP) さんは書きました:
Full legal name: Sveinn Helgi Sverrisson
Alias (surname): Sveinn í Felli
  * City, Country: Akureyri, Iceland
  * FAS username: sveinki
  * Language to translate: Icelandic
  * Interests: GUI, usability, mobility, graphics (2D/3D)
  * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sveinki
  * Level of computer skills: Ex-sysadmin in a small company
(Win2k+RH8), a GUI-guy with CLI-disabilities,
(vector/raster) graphics is my karma ;-)

I joined some time ago, but forgot to send in an
introduction. I already have been sponsored for necessary
groups.
Thank you for your introduction!

So far I've only concentrated on translating basic Fedora
files through Transifex, I have contributed and coordinated
translation efforts in various projects, mostly KDE but also
LP/Ubuntu, Gnome and Translationproject.
Much of my work has been around proofreading and making
translations a bit more homogeneous/unified, using the same
vocabulary sets in Gnome and KDE. For that kind of work it's
Wow, awesome.

quite evident that web interfaces like Launchpad are totally
inadequate; SVN access permits to search for certain terms
through a bunch of .po files at once. I use mostly Kbabel
and its translation memory.
After 8 years on various linuxes using open source software
and trying to get other people to use such software, I
sometimes give lectures on OSS and occasionally give
companies/institutions advice on how to manage transition
towards open software (biased towards the user experience).
I can't say the demand has been overflowing in the past, but
these days it seems more people are starting to think about
such matters.
Indeed, localization must be one of the key aspect to motivate transition.
It is easy to imagine that if no option available for an user's choice of language then the user likely drop the interest, or that if translation quality and/or consistency are poor then user can be confused.

Btw, no one on the list of 'L10N/GroupSponsors' [1] from Icelandic team.
Would you and/or your team coordinator like to be upgraded and sponsor new comer for your team?

[1]:http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/GroupSponsors

noriko


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