Turkish localization

Christian Stimming stimming at tuhh.de
Tue Oct 21 10:11:49 CDT 2003

Dear Alper,

A. Alper ATICI schrieb:
> I discovered Gnucash a couple of months ago, was interested in it, and 
> then I've found myself translating it into Turkish, 1080 strings so far, 
> plus some accounts (also added a custom one).

Wow, this is good work! Thanks a lot for starting a Turkish translation. 
We absolutely welcome every new effort to port GnuCash into yet new 

> 2. Is this the correct list I should pose questions about translation 
> technicalities? If not, which one?

Yes, this is absolutely the correct list. Don't hesitate to ask 
immediately when things are not clear. I hope you already found the 
doc/TRANSLATION_HOWTO -- Jon Lapham collected a lot of frequently asked 
questions about translation work there.

> Considering I'm not an accountant, this is no trivial task but I want to 
> finish it after all. So, I have several questions:
> 1. How fatal are Gtk-CRITICALs? Are they just annoyances, or signs of 
> possible memory leaks, future crashes or sth? (GNOME 1 strings/shortcuts 
> for Turkish may also be broken, which I'm reluctant to fix)

In a sense the Gtk-CRITICALS are not fatal since GnuCash doesn't crash. 
However, in normal operation they shouldn't show up -- i.e. if the 
developers see some of these we usually try to fix the cause for it. It 
depends which messages you see. I could guess you see Gtk-CRITICALs 
because of an issues with our "menu entries insertion code", as 
discussed e.g. 
http://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2003-May/009191.html and 
, see the May message for a description how to deal with that.

> 3. How is the decision to start a national gnucash-users mailing list 
> made? (I guess one will be necessary when tr.po is finished)

Conventionally we didn't have any localized gnucash-users mailing list. 
Only a year ago we started the German one (especially since the HBCI 
module was introduced) and it turned out to be quite successful 
(currently 200 subscribers, 2-5 postings per day). And only a few 
months/weeks ago we started a French and an Italian speaking mailing 
list, but I don't know about the traffic there. Usually you should have 
at least 3-5 people (i.e. testers or occasional contributors) that would 
regularly answer emails in your national language before you consider 
setting up a national-language mailing list.

Good luck with more translation work, and don't hesitate to ask here if 
there is anything unclear.


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