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task #8089: Submission of Balochi

Submitted by:  Mostafa Daneshvar <lashar>
Submitted on:  Sat 26 Apr 2008 07:41:44 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sat 26 Apr 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 30 May 2008 09:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Wed 23 Jul 2008 08:11:41 PM UTC, comment #7: 

As we haven't heard from you in a month I'm closing this task.  If you recover your motivation, please write to <web-translators@gnu.org>; the project creation should be the last formality when everything else is in order.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
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Wed 30 Apr 2008 09:01:01 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Sorry, I can't help you with that since I've never done it.  I suggest to download the source (see http://gnu.org/software/libc), everything necessary should be in /localedata.

You can see how other locale definitions look like (especially Farsi and other Iranian languages), and eventually you could ask Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org> and Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh@gmail.com> to guide you further, if you're still confused.  Behdad is the maintainer of GNU FriBiDi and the Pango library (part of the GNOME Platform), and Roozbeh is the the GNOME Farsi team leader.  Both have done substantial work through the years for RTL languages support (in various areas), but have in mind that they're busy people.

Once ready, you should submit your work at http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla (component "localedata") so that it gets reviewed and eventually become part of the next release.

It might be a good idea to skim through the bug logs of previous bugs and discussions, to see for additional requirements and common omissions.

Good luck.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 30 Apr 2008 07:34:17 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Balochi is a RTL language.

>> and send a patch to the glibc maintainers

Actually I need your help for glibc. I need some information about glibc And how should I write a patch?

Mostafa Daneshvar <lashar>
Wed 30 Apr 2008 06:41:45 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Mostafa, there is no problem to include Balochi translations.

I'll send you a separate message from -email is unavailable- and from now on we'll use that address for communication.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 29 Apr 2008 05:54:00 AM UTC, comment #3: 

> Balochi is very similar to Farsi

Thanks.  I cannot distinguish it from Farsi but I guess that's expected :-)

In this case, provided that there is no problem for inclusion, we'll need some help from you as the current CSS for RTL languages (Farsi, Arabic and Hebrew) does not support the new gnu.org style.  We'll have to adopt it.

> I don't know what should I do?

For system support, someone has to write the locale definitions and send a patch to the glibc maintainers.  This is not very difficult from a technical point of view, but they only accept new locales that have evidence for official recognition.  I'm not sure what is the situation with Balochi in this respect.  You might have success to get the patch included in some GNU/Linux distros before glibc upstream (that was the case with Serbian Latin and Asturian, IIRC).

For operating systems that don't use the GNU C library, I don't know what is the procedure.  But I know for sure that GNU supports many locales that are not present elsewhere.

For gnu.org translations, please wait for my reply.  I do not expect any technical difficulties except the CSS tweaking.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 28 Apr 2008 01:50:06 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Balochi is very similar to Farsi in case of writing and lexically.
Here you can see Balochi texts : http://www.gwank.org/
for the case of 639-1 code, you are right. I don't know what should I do?

Mostafa Daneshvar <lashar>
Mon 28 Apr 2008 11:18:31 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for your interest in translating gnu.org essays.  Just to make it clear: a http://www.gnu.org translation team is about translating the gnu.org articles, not about translating GNU software.

I see there is no ISO 639-1 code assigned for your language, and I'm not sure what are our rules for this case -- I'll ask the webmasters about it.

Could you tell me more, please?  Is it a RTL language (like Farsi), or is similar to Kurdish?

> previously I contributed in different projects,
> like Fedora and Gnome.

I see there is a GNOME Balochi team, but since there is no Balochi locale in GNU Libc (2.7), I wonder how could you possibly get a Balochi localized program under GNU/Linux (I assume support for other POSIX systems is even worse).

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat 26 Apr 2008 07:41:44 PM UTC, original submission:  

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  • Name: Balochi
  • System Name:  bal
  • Type: http://www.gnu.org translation team
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


As I checked the GNU.org website I found that my own language is not listed here. previously I contributed in different projects, like Fedora and Gnome. So I feel that I can translate GNU in my own language.

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