[Gpg4win-devel] English Documentation Schedule
dnorthup at maine.edu
Thu Nov 12 16:30:43 CET 2009
On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 15:40 +0100, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 10. November 2009 19:38:13 schrieb Drew Northup:
> > In our institution we would like to support use of gpg4win on some user
> > desktops (mostly for file encryption purposes), but the lack of
> > usable/complete/updated English language documentation is definitely
> > holding us up.
> > What is the current English language documentation schedule?
> Once the German compendium is completed, the translation to English starts.
> The compendium currently is with the editor, who does check the writing for
> clearness and other things. Scheduled is to have it back and then put it in
> CVS beginning of Dezember. So I think we'll have a final version roughly in
> Dezember and start the translation then, which probably will take another
> If you get support it, please give us feedback. We would love to talk about
> about Gpg4win users and successful deployments as well.! :)
Thank you for the update on the schedule.
I may be able to make myself available to help with the English Language
copy-editing step. We should decide ahead of time if we will be adhering
to the EN-US or EN-UK/"International" standard--in case there are places
in the documentation where it would matter--so that a volunteer copy-
editor here in the USA doesn't cause another one elsewhere in the world
serious consternation. (If it hasn't been decided already... I haven't
hunted down any specific reference to a decision one way or the other.)
I didn't see any such places (that the standard would matter) in a quick
pass through the old "Novices" document (from which I'm guessing some
translation will be pulled for efficiency's sake), but I wasn't going
through it with a fine-toothed comb either.
In any case, thus far I've suffered through reading the 3.0.0-b4
"Compendium" via Google Translate and am quite happy with what I see
(between the translation errors and missed compound words). Alas, as I
don't read German myself I can't easily contribute towards clarity nor
completeness at this stage.
Drew Northup | Technical Support Specialist
University of Maine System | Drew.Northup at Maine.edu
Computing Center | phone: (207) 561-3513
Orono, ME 04469 | fax: (207) 561-3531
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