[Bf-committers] Fwd: blender localization in Hindi(hi_IN) and Marathi(mr_IN)

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Wed Jun 1 12:44:57 CEST 2005


I've invited the writer to join our list as well. But two actions would  
be needed;

- someone to verify & commit the .po files (Rob, would you do please? :)
- Mika: how is the unicode UI font project proceeding in Tuhopuu?



Begin forwarded message:

> From: janabhaaratii at ncst.ernet.in
> Date: 30 May, 2005 13:47:51 GMT+02:00
> To: projects at blender.org
> Cc: jitendras at ncst.ernet.in, alka at ncst.ernet.in,  
> monika_shah at lycos.com, sheetal_nepte at yahoo.co.in
> Subject: blender localization in Hindi(hi_IN) and Marathi(mr_IN)
> Sir,
>   I am writing this mail as member of janabhaaratii team. janabhaaratii
> (www.janabhaaratii.org.in) is a govt, sponsored project titled  
> "Development,
> Deployment and Community building for Free/Opensource Softwares in  
> Indian
> Languages".
> As part of this project we are localizing desktops like GNOME and
> KDE and also other softwares. We wish to localize blender in Indian  
> Languages
> and also build tutorials for the same in our languages. While  
> localizing blender
> we realized that the rendering engine which is used in blender doesn't  
> support
> indian script rendering using OpenType font technology. And OpenType  
> font is the
> only way to display Unicode text in indic scripts. SO as a workaround,  
> we
> converted Unicode msgids to a ASCII based font and got the thing  
> worrking, We
> now wish to include these translations in main blender source. We have  
> used
> italian po file as the base for our translations. I would have liked  
> to get
> latest pot file but couldn't find the same in CVS as well as tarball  
> version.
> The font used for the translations is AkrutiHnbDynamicYogini which is  
> created by
> cyberscape technologies(http://www.cyberscapeindia.com/). We are in  
> talk with
> them so that the font can be distributed freely. For that matter, we  
> can also
> use any other freely available Devanagari font in ASCII.If anybody  
> want to use
> the translations , they can mail us for font.
> Please lookup
>      http://indix.ncst.ernet.in:9673/marathi/l10n/trans/blender/
> for the po files for Marathi and Hindi.
> Your feedback awaited.
> Thanks in advance.
> Swapnil Hajare
> Technical Coordinator
> janabhaaratii (www.janabhaaratii.org.in)
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