Executive summary: Let's translate some Perl stuff to other languages!
When learning a complex subject one of the important ways to ease the learning is to eliminate all other obstacles.
When learning Perl a non-native English speaker faces both the strange syntax of Perl and the need to read in a language that is not her mother tongue.
Though we can more-or-less accept that in order to become a competent programmer you will have to be able to read English, eliminating that requirement from beginners can make life a lot easier for them.
In the Padre project one of our objectives is to make life easier for beginners.
I believe that for that we need to have various things translated to other (than English) languages.
I know you, who is reading this might already know both Perl and English well enough that you don't need translations but I believe this is one of the ways you can help the Perl community. Especially in your native country.
So if you'd like to help with localization - and you don't have to be a professional translator for that - I have few translation projects with growing complexity:
The first two are Padre specific and they are there to warm you up and to help you have a quick success. So far the Padre GUI has been translated to more than 10 languages.
The already existing localized versions of the Perl documentation will be soon available on a web site. I'll make sure that the new translations will also appear soon even if they are only partial translations. They will be also available for local browsing.Published on 2009-04-30 by Gabor Szabo blog comments powered by Disqus