I had been planning to send something like this out with the string
freeze announcement already, but as that has become a bit blurry, I
almost forgot about the idea until Seanán (Irish translator) reminded me:
This should help you all navigate around GitLab (if you don't know how
to find things there already)
We've had some difficulty with the text on the welcome screen, it's a
combination of text and graphic and we'd really like to be able to have
it translated. Originally we had the text included in the pot file but
the technical limitations resulted in size and font issues.
To try and fix this situation I spent some time last week sorting out a
way we could translate the strings, I've put together some instructions
which go into how you would translate this text if you wanted to do it
yourself. Be careful as the graphics and files are different between
the master branch and the 1.1.x branch, translate only the 1.1.x branch
But this is extra work for translators. So as well as offering you the
above instructions to type set the text for your language yourself into
the welcome graphic, I'm going to put the text here and if you send me
a response with your language's translation I'll put each into the
welcome screen to make sure we get the most amount of translations for
the 1.1 release.
I'm also interested in your feedback. This system is new, but I believe
gives translators the greatest freedom to pick their own fonts and text
location within the graphic. But I'm happy to remove it for 1.2 if it
turns out to be too much work for translators. Please let me know!
The strings are:
"Let's set up a few things..."
If you have any questions about this specific translation, email me.
I'm responsible now for making sure this welcome screen is translated
for Inkscape 1.1.
Thanks for your help everybody!
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Hello again! I have decided to focus on the translation of the program
itself because I think it would be more useful to more people.
Anything other than the what's on this page
<https://inkscape.org/contribute/translations/> (and of course the links
from previous messages) that I should know?
We recently released Inkscape 1.1-beta, while planning to release 1.1 next month.
You can get the release at https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.1beta1/ for all platforms
All testers are encouraged to test this version and report bugs at inkscape.org/report
== Packagers ==
The tarball is not expected to differ much to the beta one, if you want to check that everything is all right for your platform :)
== Translators ==
Thanks for your work! Strings have been frozen for a while, and it's not too late to submit translations until shortly before release date.
== Developers ==
We have now branched the code repo. The new branch 1.1.x now only welcomes bugfixes, translations and easy-to-review changes; while features, performance, code improvements, or anything that was left waiting in prevision of 1.1 are free to go to the main branch.
== All contributors ==
Thanks everyone for your contributions! All the work you're doing in various area, such as UX, outreach, docs, testing and bug triaging, and more, is what makes us a better project over the years :)
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