[ClusterLabs] Feedback wanted: Native language support for Pacemaker help output

Ken Gaillot kgaillot at redhat.com
Mon Jan 10 16:01:36 EST 2022

Re-raising this due to the recent holidays ...

Is translation of Pacemaker option help and man pages something people
would like to see?

Would anyone be willing to contribute or proofread translations if the
tools were easy?

On Fri, 2021-12-03 at 15:02 -0600, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> Hi all,
> A user has graciously submitted a pull request to demonstrate native
> language support for Pacemaker help output:
>  https://github.com/ClusterLabs/pacemaker/pull/2564
> Long ago, we had a few translations of "Clusters from Scratch" and
> "Pacemaker Explained", but those proved to be too large and
> frequently
> changing to be maintainable.
> Log messages also change frequently, making translations difficult to
> maintain. Not to mention, commercial support personnel will not
> always
> be able to read the native languages of their users.
> However, help output (cluster property descriptions, man pages, etc.)
> is seen only by the end user, and doesn't change as often. The pull
> request implements a Chinese translation of some cluster option help
> as
> a proof-of-concept using GNU gettext.
> Since this would be a substantial change and require additional
> maintenance, I'd like to get as much feedback as possible. Reply to
> this email, or comment on the PR if you're interested in more
> technical
> details.
> If we implement this, we'd need volunteers for making and
> proofreading
> translations. Ideally, we'd also sign up with an online service that
> provides a friendly web interface for translations, but with this
> initial proof-of-concept, it involves github pull requests and
> reviews.
> Thoughts?
Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>

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