On 05/03/2008, at 10:22 AM, Felipe Sanches wrote:
I am creating translations of the inkscape about box. I need to know
how does to write "Draw Freely" in your language.
Please, send me the translation and the language code. Also,
translate (in the .po file) the string "about.svg" to
"about.CODE.svg" (where CODE must be replaced by your language code.
In my case it is translated to "about.pt_BR.svg" because I speak
I would prefer to receive an SVG containing the phrase written in
the proper way (if you wish to do that you probably will need to
install the Pushkin font that I am sending attached to this email)
I also accept strings, but you must understand that I do not
necessarily understand your language and I have no way to be sure
what is the proper way of writting it. If you choose to send me a
string, I will simply copy it to the about box image using the
Pushkin font. If this font is not adequate to your specific language/
alphabet, then you should better provide an svg, which is my
prefered way of receiving it. (don't forget to convert text to
curves before sending me the file because I don't necessarily have
the fonts needed to render it properly!)
Felipe Sanches (a.k.a. JucaBlues)
Felipe, the Pushkin font does not appear to be a good choice for
displaying localized text, since it does not cover most accented
characters (it doesn't display my language at all). I would strongly
recommend choosing a pan-Unicode font. Does it need to be GPL or OFL?
If so, and you want a decorative font, I would recommend VN URW
Chancery L from the URWVN font pack (GPL) . You can find other
recommended pan-Unicode fonts at  and a lot of useful information
at the Unicode Font Guide .
"Draw Freely" in Vietnamese (language code "vi") is:
Vẽ Tự Do
but it requires a Unicode font.
Vietnamese Free Software Translation Team