< Projects | Summer of Code/2007 | ProjectsRevision as of 17:00, 8 August 2008 by Shaforostoff (talk | contribs) (→Current state)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) WARNING KAider was renamed to Lokalize and will be included in kdesdk package for KDE 4.1 Lokalize is a computer-aided translation system that focuses on productivity and performance. Translator does only creative work (of delivering message in his/her mother language in laconic and easy to understand form). Lokalize implies paragraph-by-paragraph translation approach (when translating documentation) and message-by-message approach (when translating GUI). See KAider/Introduction Contents 1 Current state 2 Compiling 2.1 Debian users 3 Setup 4 Maxims 5 Further work 6 KBabel features to be implemented 7 KBabel features NOT to be implemented Current state Already has: syntax highlighting spellcheck (sonnet needs improvement) search-n-replace, ignoring accel marks formats .po file output better so less diff is generated by scripty small features like quick tag insert, placing text cursor right after the tag in the beginning (e.g. '<qt>|foobar</qt>' where "|" is a cursor), entry bookmarks viewer of the difference between current msgid and previous one (i.e. msgid translation of which current msgstr really is -- for fuzzies generated with --previous gettext option) merge mode for editors (QA) or when several translators work on the same file screenshot basic projectmanager functionality screenshot Translation Memory (threaded) with shortcuts for inserting suggestions into current 'msgstr', scores are computed based on common/total length ratio, removed+added length, and count of removed+added parts screenshot for difference representation in all places word-by-word algorithm is used (based on the Longest Common Sequence o(n*n) algorithm and my own experience) glossary with basic tbx format support. Lokalize displays relevant entries on-the-fly and provides shortcuts to insert them. also, you can add new glossary terms via context menu of the glossary. screenshot 1 screenshot 2 Search/Replace functions in multiple files at once. Spellchecking of multiple files at once. beginnings of XLIFF support Compiling After you set kde env up (compiling kdelibs+kdebase is enough): svn checkout -N svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/ cd kdesdk && svn up cmake doc lokalize mkdir kdesdk/build && chmod a+w kdesdk/build su kde-devel cd kdesdk/build cmakekde .. as a root, run sshd and then from the usual shell: ssh -XC [email protected] lokalize you can get catalogmanager by specifying --project option lokalize --project /path/to/index.ktp See Projects/Summer_of_Code/2007/Projects/KAider#Setup. Debian users You can install the latest version of lokalize from experimental repository:  Setup Create project, saving *.ktp file to l10n-kde4/<LangCode>/ dir Populate Glossary via GlossaryView context menu (.tbx file will be created automatically for you on the first entry addition). Populate Translation Memory by dropping .po files onto TM View See  for an example project structure Maxims Majority of actions must be accessible via keyboard (because it is faster to press a shotcut than to be frustrated with a mouse) Do automatization _everywhere_ possible Focus on translation quality. This is open source -- so source code is available (for change) Further work "as-you-type"-spellcheck dbus WebQuery for twin languages (like Ukrainian and Russian) xliff+qt-linguist support (see KBabel features to be implemented) Glossary checklists: check for forbidden terms in new translation project-wise and program-wise: webquery scripts, glossaries, TMs check for different translations of the same msgid (use strigi?) back-checking, to see whether a term/string in the target language has been used as translation for different things, not just that one source has the same translation everywhere. Tighten SVN support: svn diff-like feature Automatic Glossary building Research on dividing into sentences rules (e.g. srx) Automate submitting translation suggestions to translate.google.com [Kross action] [Kross (project) action] that merges translations with updated template fill TM with content of /usr/share/locale/<lang>/LC_MESSAGES/*.mo [Kross action] Not for KDE: Be complete computer-aided translation system by providing e.g. actions to import+export openoffice, txt and documents of other formats by calling appropriate scripts/commands. Define for that general kross actions interface. Make nice windoze package for the windowzerz Competitors (ideas): locfactoryeditor --Mac only Heartsome --multiplatform, costs money Go over OmegaT wishlist and ensure every sane wish is implemented Converters (use, acting as a front-end): file2xliff4j --java-based  --java-based Translate Toolkit --python-based, checks, other goodness KBabel features to be implemented ...in a smarter way :) persistent bookmarks for messages in a file saved in the project extended marking of .po and .pot files (e.g. translator that currently works on the file and cince when) saved in the project Opening source code by references in message comments [Kross action] A plugin framework for validation tools for consistency checks [Kross action triggered on saving] Sending the file using email [Kross (project) action] Automatic syntax check with msgfmt when saving and, if an error occured, easy navigation to messages, which contain errors. == Syntax check (msgfmt --statistics) for existing files to control if the translated files will compile and, accordingly, work when distributed [Kross (project) action] CVS and SVN support [Kross project action] (is 'svn ci' so hard?) statistics PO File Header change [Kross action (+triggered on saving)] Printing of selected messages (eg fuzzy ) [Kross action] Also: msgid-diff-msgstr from  (features for all other commands are already implemented, if you haven't noticed this) KBabel features NOT to be implemented Character selection tool integration, sort by the frequency Why? 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