Make HPLIP software translatable on Launchpad

Bug #559367 reported by Valter Mura on 2010-04-09
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
hplip (Debian)
Fix Released
hplip (Ubuntu)
hplip (openSUSE)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kubuntu-docs


I'm translating the kubuntu-docs packages for the Lucid Lynx (10.04) release, and in the template "kubuntu-docs-printing" the "HP Device Manager" software is mentioned.

As this software is still in English and we do not know when it will be translated (see my question:, all the commands concerning this software have been left in English, for the moment, and I left a little note inside string no. 16 (#37) to explain this choice.

Release version: Lucid Lynx
Package: kubuntu-docs-printing
Template address:

Valter Mura

affects: kubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) → hplip (Ubuntu)
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

I had a look at the source code and there are translations done (.ts files) for de, es, it, fr, pt, ru and zh locale, but they are not used.

Following those bugs and questions (in Debian too)

it seems that upstream developers don't want to accept those translations.
cit. "We appreciate your offering to help, however we have a specific translation process we have to follow which doesn't allow for outside party translations."
That was three years ago and nothing happened since then.

Since there are also a patch available for Swedish language and other can be easily added, I think it should be nice to have a local branch set up for translating this application.
David, what do you think?

Changed in hplip (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

Btw, patches could also be sent to Debian, it would be great.

summary: - HPLIP software not translated in Italian
+ HPLIP software not translated

I found out another related question:
I added this bug to it.

Anyway, the answer hasn't been so hopeful.

cit. "HPLIP has been localized in the past--however with the recent change to qt4 all of the dialogs need to be localized again. We are looking into the possibility of doing this in the future."

Another reason to think about a local branch.

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

The best would be if the upstream developers at HP fix this. Added upstream task...

Changed in hplip (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

I agree with you about that, but as I wrote on comment #1 and reported as answer on a related question, they doesn't allow for outside party translations and their plans to have it done started 3 years ago without news in the meantime.

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

HP has completely replaced the HPLIP developer team some months ago. So it is possible that perhaps the new team will take into account internationalization.

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Would anyone want to contact the HPLIP team, either by filing a bug or through the answers system?

It looks to me that if there is a new developer team, this bug is just blocking on someone actively wanting to work on the fix and contacting them to see what the status is.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium

HPLIP is installed by default in OpenSUSE 11.4 but completely untranslated. A (German) localisation without hazzle would be nice as installing the printers is the first thing you do when you start your freshly installed operating system.

Pierre Slamich (pierre-slamich) wrote :

Is it planned to make it available for translation in Launchpad ?

summary: - HPLIP software not translated
+ Make HPLIP software translatable on Launchpad
Hendrik Knackstedt (hennekn) wrote :

I tried to contact the team via Launchpad. Let's see if there is any reaction.

According to this question, at least German and French translations are available for the software:

It would be great if we could get language support for all languages in Launchpad though. (jokergermany) wrote :

The Problem still exists in (L)Ubuntu 14.04 =(

da2 (hiboudev) wrote :

This problem still exists in 2016!! (jokergermany) wrote :

Why is no ome doing something?

Andreas N (der-andi) wrote :

My parents do not understand English. They only understand German. Please translate HPLIP.

Changed in hplip (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Valter Mura (valtermura-gmail) wrote :

Hi All

what about the status for its localization? Where could we work on it?

Will there be a translation project in Launchpad (I cannot see one)?

Thanks and regards

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