Translating from non English languages

Asked by David D Lowe on 2009-03-09

How do you translate from non English languages? Or for that matter, from English variants other than American, such as British (en-gb). How do you set the original language for a project?

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Henning Eggers (henninge) said : #1

Henning Eggers suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #394: “How do I set up translations from languages other than English?”.

David D Lowe (flimm) said : #2

Thanks. The FAQ #394 says I should use English, the base variant, without a local appendix. Does this mean I have to use American English as a base, since Launchpad doesn't seem to offer English (USA) as an option?

Best Henning Eggers (henninge) said : #3

Yes, "American English" is the reommendation, so that global suggestions work best. If you choose to use British spelling, you may pass up on some global suggestions.

I updated the FAQ accordingly.

David D Lowe (flimm) said : #4

Thanks Henning Eggers, that solved my question.