[PD] [FM Discuss] Portuguese translation of the PD manual

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Tue Aug 10 15:25:19 CEST 2010

The FLOSS Manual gets discussed on the Discuss-FM list and on the Pd 
list. I've posted several updates on what could be done to improve the 
English manual on both lists in the last few years, which don't seem to 
get much attention...

Mostly people edit it in a hit-and-run kind of fashion when they find 
something they think needs fixing while reading it. Major pushes towards 
improvements happen during book sprints, but we have none planned. My 
own life and work has taken me pretty far from the project myself at the 
moment, so I stay on mainly as admin.

Like HC said, and I echoed, don't wait around for the English manual to 
be "finished". It's not likely to happen any time soon. Start 
translating, and if you find problems or places where it is incomplete, 
then fill the gaps in Portuguese or even in English if you like. If you 
add content in Portuguese, point it out to us on these two lists and 
perhaps someone will translate it into English.


On 8/10/10 12:54 AM, Gabi Thumé wrote:
> I am really interested to contribute to the Portuguese version, BTW I
> think that the English version also need help to be finished. But I
> don't know how I can contribute with.
> I know that all of you are making effort to this Manual, but I think the
> community that wants to learn PD here in Brazil needs a translation.
> But I wish to help you with the English version too.
> So, how can I help the English version? Which version may I translate to
> Portuguese? The last one of each chapter? How to know the state of the
> English version? Is there another mail list of the guys doing that?
> Sorry about all of my questions.
> Thanks.

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