The slideshow images should be translatable

Bug #848700 reported by Jinkyu Yi
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Ubuntu Translations
Wishlist
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Baltix
Undecided
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ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

By contrubuting from all over the world, Ubuntu can show installing message translated with many languages.
But there's no way to upload localized Ubuntu screenshot.
As a result, every Ubuntu users watch language of strings and images mismatch.
So, I suggest to make a system for localizing ubiquity slideshow images.

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

Thanks for your input! For this to happen we'll need some pretty significant infrastructure on the web and a big change to how this project gets its data. (Maybe some localizations could be always be pulled from a web server?). It's something I'd love to see, but it will be a lot of work. (And it doesn't help that I wrote some rather picky screenshot guidelines to go on top of the already quite specific branding guide).

For the time being that is patched over with a note in the project's readme that says to please ensure screenshots communicate visually instead of through English text, but at the moment we aren't doing particularly well at that. It could be easier, and more effective, to replace our screenshots with specially made graphics. That way we could avoid having any text at all (readable text in screenshots is kind of yucky anyway), we'd save translators' time, and with the right artwork it could look a little nicer.

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Milo Casagrande (milo) wrote :

@Dylan:
Maybe we can make something for this specification:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-o-cd-localization

and provide easy instructions to include localized screenshots on the community build localized ISO images, and how to rebuild the slideshow (or whatever it needs to be done).

What do you think? Will it be possible?

Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng)
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
no longer affects: ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu
summary: - need translated slideshow image
+ The slideshow images should be translatable
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Pierre Slamich (pierre-slamich) wrote :

A solution might be to have a script to install Virtual Machines in several languages and fill them up with Bogus Content that would be translated using Launchpad.
Then when needed, the script would start the virtual machine, start the applications needed using the terminal and fake keystrokes, and take screenshot as needed.

Such a projet would be incredibly useful to documentation screenshots, and Software Centre screenshots as well.

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