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1 Notes on the Free Translation Project
2 *************************************
3
4    Free software is going international!  The Free Translation Project
5 is a way to get maintainers of free software, translators, and users all
6 together, so that will gradually become able to speak many languages.
7 A few packages already provide translations for their messages.
8
9    If you found this `ABOUT-NLS' file inside a distribution, you may
10 assume that the distributed package does use GNU `gettext' internally,
11 itself available at your nearest GNU archive site.  But you do _not_
12 need to install GNU `gettext' prior to configuring, installing or using
13 this package with messages translated.
14
15    Installers will find here some useful hints.  These notes also
16 explain how users should proceed for getting the programs to use the
17 available translations.  They tell how people wanting to contribute and
18 work at translations should contact the appropriate team.
19
20    When reporting bugs in the `intl/' directory or bugs which may be
21 related to internationalization, you should tell about the version of
22 `gettext' which is used.  The information can be found in the
23 `intl/VERSION' file, in internationalized packages.
24
25 Quick configuration advice
26 ==========================
27
28    If you want to exploit the full power of internationalization, you
29 should configure it using
30
31      ./configure --with-included-gettext
32
33 to force usage of internationalizing routines provided within this
34 package, despite the existence of internationalizing capabilities in the
35 operating system where this package is being installed.  So far, only
36 the `gettext' implementation in the GNU C library version 2 provides as
37 many features (such as locale alias, message inheritance, automatic
38 charset conversion or plural form handling) as the implementation here.
39 It is also not possible to offer this additional functionality on top
40 of a `catgets' implementation.  Future versions of GNU `gettext' will
41 very likely convey even more functionality.  So it might be a good idea
42 to change to GNU `gettext' as soon as possible.
43
44    So you need _not_ provide this option if you are using GNU libc 2 or
45 you have installed a recent copy of the GNU gettext package with the
46 included `libintl'.
47
48 INSTALL Matters
49 ===============
50
51    Some packages are "localizable" when properly installed; the
52 programs they contain can be made to speak your own native language.
53 Most such packages use GNU `gettext'.  Other packages have their own
54 ways to internationalization, predating GNU `gettext'.
55
56    By default, this package will be installed to allow translation of
57 messages.  It will automatically detect whether the system already
58 provides the GNU `gettext' functions.  If not, the GNU `gettext' own
59 library will be used.  This library is wholly contained within this
60 package, usually in the `intl/' subdirectory, so prior installation of
61 the GNU `gettext' package is _not_ required.  Installers may use
62 special options at configuration time for changing the default
63 behaviour.  The commands:
64
65      ./configure --with-included-gettext
66      ./configure --disable-nls
67
68 will respectively bypass any pre-existing `gettext' to use the
69 internationalizing routines provided within this package, or else,
70 _totally_ disable translation of messages.
71
72    When you already have GNU `gettext' installed on your system and run
73 configure without an option for your new package, `configure' will
74 probably detect the previously built and installed `libintl.a' file and
75 will decide to use this.  This might be not what is desirable.  You
76 should use the more recent version of the GNU `gettext' library.  I.e.
77 if the file `intl/VERSION' shows that the library which comes with this
78 package is more recent, you should use
79
80      ./configure --with-included-gettext
81
82 to prevent auto-detection.
83
84    The configuration process will not test for the `catgets' function
85 and therefore it will not be used.  The reason is that even an
86 emulation of `gettext' on top of `catgets' could not provide all the
87 extensions of the GNU `gettext' library.
88
89    Internationalized packages have usually many `po/LL.po' files, where
90 LL gives an ISO 639 two-letter code identifying the language.  Unless
91 translations have been forbidden at `configure' time by using the
92 `--disable-nls' switch, all available translations are installed
93 together with the package.  However, the environment variable `LINGUAS'
94 may be set, prior to configuration, to limit the installed set.
95 `LINGUAS' should then contain a space separated list of two-letter
96 codes, stating which languages are allowed.
97
98 Using This Package
99 ==================
100
101    As a user, if your language has been installed for this package, you
102 only have to set the `LANG' environment variable to the appropriate
103 `LL_CC' combination.  Here `LL' is an ISO 639 two-letter language code,
104 and `CC' is an ISO 3166 two-letter country code.  For example, let's
105 suppose that you speak German and live in Germany.  At the shell
106 prompt, merely execute `setenv LANG de_DE' (in `csh'),
107 `export LANG; LANG=de_DE' (in `sh') or `export LANG=de_DE' (in `bash').
108 This can be done from your `.login' or `.profile' file, once and for
109 all.
110
111    You might think that the country code specification is redundant.
112 But in fact, some languages have dialects in different countries.  For
113 example, `de_AT' is used for Austria, and `pt_BR' for Brazil.  The
114 country code serves to distinguish the dialects.
115
116    The locale naming convention of `LL_CC', with `LL' denoting the
117 language and `CC' denoting the country, is the one use on systems based
118 on GNU libc.  On other systems, some variations of this scheme are
119 used, such as `LL' or `LL_CC.ENCODING'.  You can get the list of
120 locales supported by your system for your country by running the command
121 `locale -a | grep '^LL''.
122
123    Not all programs have translations for all languages.  By default, an
124 English message is shown in place of a nonexistent translation.  If you
125 understand other languages, you can set up a priority list of languages.
126 This is done through a different environment variable, called
127 `LANGUAGE'.  GNU `gettext' gives preference to `LANGUAGE' over `LANG'
128 for the purpose of message handling, but you still need to have `LANG'
129 set to the primary language; this is required by other parts of the
130 system libraries.  For example, some Swedish users who would rather
131 read translations in German than English for when Swedish is not
132 available, set `LANGUAGE' to `sv:de' while leaving `LANG' to `sv_SE'.
133
134    In the `LANGUAGE' environment variable, but not in the `LANG'
135 environment variable, `LL_CC' combinations can be abbreviated as `LL'
136 to denote the language's main dialect.  For example, `de' is equivalent
137 to `de_DE' (German as spoken in Germany), and `pt' to `pt_PT'
138 (Portuguese as spoken in Portugal) in this context.
139
140 Translating Teams
141 =================
142
143    For the Free Translation Project to be a success, we need interested
144 people who like their own language and write it well, and who are also
145 able to synergize with other translators speaking the same language.
146 Each translation team has its own mailing list.  The up-to-date list of
147 teams can be found at the Free Translation Project's homepage,
148 `http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/contrib/po/HTML/', in the "National teams"
149 area.
150
151    If you'd like to volunteer to _work_ at translating messages, you
152 should become a member of the translating team for your own language.
153 The subscribing address is _not_ the same as the list itself, it has
154 `-request' appended.  For example, speakers of Swedish can send a
155 message to `sv-request@li.org', having this message body:
156
157      subscribe
158
159    Keep in mind that team members are expected to participate
160 _actively_ in translations, or at solving translational difficulties,
161 rather than merely lurking around.  If your team does not exist yet and
162 you want to start one, or if you are unsure about what to do or how to
163 get started, please write to `translation@iro.umontreal.ca' to reach the
164 coordinator for all translator teams.
165
166    The English team is special.  It works at improving and uniformizing
167 the terminology in use.  Proven linguistic skill are praised more than
168 programming skill, here.
169
170 Available Packages
171 ==================
172
173    Languages are not equally supported in all packages.  The following
174 matrix shows the current state of internationalization, as of May 2003.
175 The matrix shows, in regard of each package, for which languages PO
176 files have been submitted to translation coordination, with a
177 translation percentage of at least 50%.
178
179      Ready PO files       am az be bg ca cs da de el en en_GB eo es
180                         +-------------------------------------------+
181      a2ps               |       []          [] [] []                |
182      aegis              |                      ()                   |
183      anubis             |                                           |
184      ap-utils           |                                           |
185      bash               |                      []             [] [] |
186      batchelor          |                                           |
187      bfd                |                   []                   [] |
188      binutils           |                   []                   [] |
189      bison              |                   [] []                [] |
190      bluez-pin          |                []                   []    |
191      clisp              |                                           |
192      clisp              |                      []    []          [] |
193      coreutils          |             []    [] []                [] |
194      cpio               |                   [] []                [] |
195      darkstat           |                   ()                   [] |
196      diffutils          |             [] [] [] [] []          [] [] |
197      e2fsprogs          |                []    []                   |
198      enscript           |             []    [] []        []         |
199      error              |             []    [] []        []      [] |
200      fetchmail          |             [] () [] [] []             [] |
201      fileutils          |                   [] []                [] |
202      findutils          |             []    [] [] []          [] [] |
203      flex               |             []    [] []                [] |
204      gas                |                                        [] |
205      gawk               |             []    [] []                [] |
206      gcal               |             []                            |
207      gcc                |                   []                   [] |
208      gettext            |       []    []    [] []                [] |
209      gettext-runtime    |       []    []    [] []                [] |
210      gettext-tools      |                      []                [] |
211      gimp-print         |                [] [] []        []      [] |
212      gliv               |                                           |
213      glunarclock        |    []             [] []                   |
214      gnucash            |                      ()        []         |
215      gnucash-glossary   |                   [] ()                [] |
216      gnupg              |             [] ()    [] []          [] [] |
217      gpe-calendar       |                      []                   |
218      gpe-conf           |                      []                   |
219      gpe-contacts       |                      []                   |
220      gpe-edit           |                                           |
221      gpe-login          |                      []                   |
222      gpe-ownerinfo      |                      []                   |
223      gpe-sketchbook     |                      []                   |
224      gpe-timesheet      |                                           |
225      gpe-today          |                      []                   |
226      gpe-todo           |                      []                   |
227      gphoto2            |                [] [] []                [] |
228      gprof              |                   []                   [] |
229      gpsdrive           |                      ()    ()          () |
230      grep               |          [] []       [] []             [] |
231      gretl              |                                        [] |
232      hello              |             []    [] [] []          [] [] |
233      id-utils           |                   [] []                   |
234      indent             |             []       []             [] [] |
235      jpilot             |                [] [] []                [] |
236      jwhois             |                                        [] |
237      kbd                |                [] [] [] []             [] |
238      ld                 |                   []                   [] |
239      libc               |             [] [] [] [] []             [] |
240      libgpewidget       |                      []                   |
241      libiconv           |             []    [] []             [] [] |
242      lifelines          |                   [] ()                   |
243      lilypond           |                   []                      |
244      lingoteach         |                                           |
245      lingoteach_lessons |                      ()                () |
246      lynx               |             [] [] [] []                   |
247      m4                 |                [] [] [] []                |
248      mailutils          |             []                         [] |
249      make               |                   [] []                [] |
250      man-db             |             [] () [] []                () |
251      mysecretdiary      |                   [] []                [] |
252      nano               |             [] () [] []                [] |
253      nano_1_0           |             [] () [] []                [] |
254      opcodes            |                   []                   [] |
255      parted             |             [] [] [] []                [] |
256      ptx                |             []    [] []             [] [] |
257      python             |                                           |
258      radius             |                                           |
259      recode             |       []          [] [] []          [] [] |
260      screem             |                                           |
261      sed                |             []    [] []             [] [] |
262      sh-utils           |                   [] []                [] |
263      sharutils          |             [] [] [] [] []             [] |
264      sketch             |                   [] ()                [] |
265      soundtracker       |                   [] []                [] |
266      sp                 |                      []                   |
267      tar                |                [] [] []                [] |
268      texinfo            |                [] [] []             []    |
269      textutils          |             []    [] []                [] |
270      tin                |                      ()        ()         |
271      util-linux         |             [] [] [] []                [] |
272      vorbis-tools       |                [] []                   [] |
273      wastesedge         |                      ()                   |
274      wdiff              |             []    [] []                [] |
275      wget               |          [] [] [] [] [] []             [] |
276      xchat              |             []          []             [] |
277      xpad               |                                           |
278                         +-------------------------------------------+
279                           am az be bg ca cs da de el en en_GB eo es
280                            0  1  4  2 31 17 54 60 14  1   4   12 56
281      
282                           et fa fi fr ga gl he hr hu id it ja ko
283                         +----------------------------------------+
284      a2ps               | []    [] []                   ()    () |
285      aegis              |                                        |
286      anubis             |          []                            |
287      ap-utils           |          []                            |
288      bash               |          []             []             |
289      batchelor          |             []                         |
290      bfd                |          []                      []    |
291      binutils           |          []                      []    |
292      bison              | []       []                [] []       |
293      bluez-pin          |          [] []          [] []          |
294      clisp              |                                        |
295      clisp              |          []                            |
296      coreutils          | []       []                   [] []    |
297      cpio               |          []    []       []          [] |
298      darkstat           |          () []          [] []          |
299      diffutils          |       [] []    [] []    [] []    []    |
300      e2fsprogs          |                                        |
301      enscript           |          []          []                |
302      error              |       [] [] []          []             |
303      fetchmail          |                                  []    |
304      fileutils          | []       []             []    [] []    |
305      findutils          | []    [] [] [] []    [] [] [] [] [] [] |
306      flex               |          []                         [] |
307      gas                |          []                            |
308      gawk               |          []       []                   |
309      gcal               |          []                            |
310      gcc                |          []                            |
311      gettext            |          []                      [] [] |
312      gettext-runtime    |          []                []    [] [] |
313      gettext-tools      |                                  []    |
314      gimp-print         |          []                      []    |
315      gliv               |          ()                            |
316      glunarclock        |             [] []       []       []    |
317      gnucash            |                               []       |
318      gnucash-glossary   |                               []       |
319      gnupg              | []    [] []    []          [] [] []    |
320      gpe-calendar       |                            []          |
321      gpe-conf           |                                        |
322      gpe-contacts       |          []                            |
323      gpe-edit           |          []                []          |
324      gpe-login          |          []                            |
325      gpe-ownerinfo      |          []             [] []          |
326      gpe-sketchbook     |          []                            |
327      gpe-timesheet      |          [] []             []          |
328      gpe-today          |          [] []                         |
329      gpe-todo           |          []                []          |
330      gphoto2            |          []             []       []    |
331      gprof              |          []                []          |
332      gpsdrive           |          ()             []    () ()    |
333      grep               | []    [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []    |
334      gretl              |          []                            |
335      hello              | [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] |
336      id-utils           |          []             [] []          |
337      indent             | []    [] []    []       [] [] [] []    |
338      jpilot             |          []                      ()    |
339      jwhois             |          []             [] [] []       |
340      kbd                |          []                            |
341      ld                 |          []                            |
342      libc               |       [] []    []       []       [] [] |
343      libgpewidget       |          [] []             []          |
344      libiconv           |       [] [] [] []    [] [] [] []       |
345      lifelines          |          ()                            |
346      lilypond           |          []                            |
347      lingoteach         |          []                []          |
348      lingoteach_lessons |                                        |
349      lynx               | []                      []    [] []    |
350      m4                 |          []    []          []    []    |
351      mailutils          |                                        |
352      make               |          []    [] [] []          [] [] |
353      man-db             |          []                   () ()    |
354      mysecretdiary      |          []                []          |
355      nano               |          []    []          [] []       |
356      nano_1_0           |          []    []          [] []       |
357      opcodes            |          []                []          |
358      parted             |          []    []                []    |
359      ptx                | []    [] [] [] []       [] []          |
360      python             |                                        |
361      radius             |                                        |
362      recode             |          []    [] []    [] [] []       |
363      screem             |                                        |
364      sed                | []       [] [] []       [] [] [] []    |
365      sh-utils           | []    [] []             []    [] []    |
366      sharutils          | []       []    []       []       []    |
367      sketch             |          []                            |
368      soundtracker       |          []    []    []                |
369      sp                 |          []                      ()    |
370      tar                | []    [] []    []    [] [] [] [] []    |
371      texinfo            |          []       [] []          []    |
372      textutils          |          []    []       []       [] [] |
373      tin                | []       ()                            |
374      util-linux         | []    [] []             []    () []    |
375      vorbis-tools       |          []                            |
376      wastesedge         |          ()                            |
377      wdiff              | []       []    []       [] []          |
378      wget               | []    [] []    [] [] [] []       []    |
379      xchat              | []       []                      []    |
380      xpad               |                                        |
381                         +----------------------------------------+
382                           et fa fi fr ga gl he hr hu id it ja ko
383                           20  1 15 73 14 24  8 10 30 31 19 31  9
384      
385                           lg lt lv ms nb nl nn no pl pt pt_BR ro
386                         +----------------------------------------+
387      a2ps               |          []    []    () () ()  []   [] |
388      aegis              |                ()                      |
389      anubis             |          []                         [] |
390      ap-utils           |                         ()             |
391      bash               |                                []      |
392      batchelor          |                                        |
393      bfd                |                                        |
394      binutils           |                                        |
395      bison              |          []    []              []   [] |
396      bluez-pin          |                                     [] |
397      clisp              |                                        |
398      clisp              |                []                      |
399      coreutils          |                         []             |
400      cpio               |                []       []     []      |
401      darkstat           |          []    []              []   [] |
402      diffutils          |          []             []     []      |
403      e2fsprogs          |                                        |
404      enscript           |                []              []      |
405      error              |                []              []      |
406      fetchmail          |                         ()     ()      |
407      fileutils          |                         []             |
408      findutils          |                []       []     []   [] |
409      flex               |                                []      |
410      gas                |                                        |
411      gawk               |                                []      |
412      gcal               |                                        |
413      gcc                |                                        |
414      gettext            |                         []             |
415      gettext-runtime    |                         []             |
416      gettext-tools      |                                        |
417      gimp-print         |                []                      |
418      gliv               |                                []      |
419      glunarclock        |          []                            |
420      gnucash            |                                        |
421      gnucash-glossary   |                []          []          |
422      gnupg              |                                        |
423      gpe-calendar       |                            []       [] |
424      gpe-conf           |                            []       [] |
425      gpe-contacts       |                            []          |
426      gpe-edit           |                            []       [] |
427      gpe-login          |                            []       [] |
428      gpe-ownerinfo      |                            []       [] |
429      gpe-sketchbook     |                            []       [] |
430      gpe-timesheet      |                            []       [] |
431      gpe-today          |                            []       [] |
432      gpe-todo           |                            []       [] |
433      gphoto2            |                                        |
434      gprof              |                                []      |
435      gpsdrive           |                ()    ()        ()      |
436      grep               |                         [] []  []   [] |
437      gretl              |                                        |
438      hello              |       [] [] [] [] [] [] []     []   [] |
439      id-utils           |                []              []   [] |
440      indent             |                []              []   [] |
441      jpilot             |                ()    ()                |
442      jwhois             |                []              []   [] |
443      kbd                |                                        |
444      ld                 |                                        |
445      libc               |             []       [] []     []      |
446      libgpewidget       |                            []       [] |
447      libiconv           |                                []   [] |
448      lifelines          |                                        |
449      lilypond           |                []                      |
450      lingoteach         |                                        |
451      lingoteach_lessons |                                        |
452      lynx               |                []              []      |
453      m4                 |                []       []     []   [] |
454      mailutils          |                                        |
455      make               |                []              []      |
456      man-db             |                                []      |
457      mysecretdiary      |                                []      |
458      nano               |          []    []       []          [] |
459      nano_1_0           |          [] []    []    []             |
460      opcodes            |                []              []   [] |
461      parted             |                   []       []  []      |
462      ptx                |             [] []    [] [] []  []   [] |
463      python             |                                        |
464      radius             |                                        |
465      recode             |                         []     []   [] |
466      screem             |                                        |
467      sed                |                                []   [] |
468      sh-utils           |             []                         |
469      sharutils          |                []                      |
470      sketch             |                                []      |
471      soundtracker       |                                        |
472      sp                 |                                        |
473      tar                |          [] []       [] []     []   [] |
474      texinfo            |                                     [] |
475      textutils          |             []                         |
476      tin                |                                        |
477      util-linux         |                []              []      |
478      vorbis-tools       |                []                   [] |
479      wastesedge         |                                        |
480      wdiff              |          []             []     []   [] |
481      wget               |                []       []          [] |
482      xchat              |       []       []                      |
483      xpad               |                                     [] |
484                         +----------------------------------------+
485                           lg lt lv ms nb nl nn no pl pt pt_BR ro
486                            0  0  2 11  7 26  3  4 18 15  34   34
487      
488                           ru sk sl sr sv ta tr uk vi wa zh_CN zh_TW
489                         +-------------------------------------------+
490      a2ps               | []    []    []    [] []                   | 16
491      aegis              | ()                                        |  0
492      anubis             |                   [] []                   |  5
493      ap-utils           |                      ()                   |  1
494      bash               | []                                        |  7
495      batchelor          |                                           |  1
496      bfd                |             []    []           []         |  7
497      binutils           |             []    []           []         |  7
498      bison              | []          []                            | 13
499      bluez-pin          |                                           |  7
500      clisp              |                                           |  0
501      clisp              |                                           |  5
502      coreutils          | []    []    []    []                 []   | 14
503      cpio               | []          []                 []         | 13
504      darkstat           |             []                 ()    ()   |  9
505      diffutils          | []          []    []                 []   | 21
506      e2fsprogs          |                   []                      |  3
507      enscript           | []          []    []                      | 11
508      error              |    []             []                 []   | 14
509      fetchmail          |                   []                      |  7
510      fileutils          | []    []    []    []           []    []   | 15
511      findutils          | [] [] []    []    []           []         | 27
512      flex               | []          []    []                      | 10
513      gas                |                   []                      |  3
514      gawk               |             []    []                      |  9
515      gcal               |             []    []                      |  4
516      gcc                |                   []                      |  4
517      gettext            | [] [] []    []    []                 []   | 15
518      gettext-runtime    | [] [] []    []    []                 []   | 16
519      gettext-tools      |    [] []                                  |  5
520      gimp-print         |    []       []                            | 10
521      gliv               |                                           |  1
522      glunarclock        | []          []             []             | 11
523      gnucash            |    []                                []   |  4
524      gnucash-glossary   |    []       []                       []   |  8
525      gnupg              |    []       []    []                 []   | 16
526      gpe-calendar       |                                      []   |  5
527      gpe-conf           |                                           |  3
528      gpe-contacts       |                                      []   |  4
529      gpe-edit           |                                      []   |  5
530      gpe-login          |                                      []   |  5
531      gpe-ownerinfo      |                                      []   |  7
532      gpe-sketchbook     |                                      []   |  5
533      gpe-timesheet      |                                      []   |  6
534      gpe-today          |                                      []   |  6
535      gpe-todo           |                                      []   |  6
536      gphoto2            |             []                 []         |  9
537      gprof              |             []    []                      |  7
538      gpsdrive           |    []       []                            |  3
539      grep               | []    []          [] []                   | 24
540      gretl              |                                           |  2
541      hello              | [] []       []    [] []                   | 33
542      id-utils           | []          []    []                      | 11
543      indent             | [] []       []    []                      | 19
544      jpilot             |             []    []    []     []    []   | 10
545      jwhois             | ()          ()    []                 []   | 10
546      kbd                |             []    []                      |  8
547      ld                 |             []    []                      |  5
548      libc               |    []       []    []           []         | 20
549      libgpewidget       |                                           |  6
550      libiconv           | [] [] []    []    [] []                   | 21
551      lifelines          |             []                            |  2
552      lilypond           |             []                            |  4
553      lingoteach         |                                           |  2
554      lingoteach_lessons |                                ()         |  0
555      lynx               | []          []    [] []                   | 14
556      m4                 | []          []                 []         | 15
557      mailutils          |                                           |  2
558      make               | []          []    []           []         | 15
559      man-db             |             []                            |  6
560      mysecretdiary      |             []    []                      |  8
561      nano               | []          []       []                   | 15
562      nano_1_0           | []          []       []                   | 15
563      opcodes            |             []    []                      |  9
564      parted             |             []    []                      | 13
565      ptx                | []          []    []                      | 22
566      python             |                                           |  0
567      radius             |                                           |  0
568      recode             | []    []    []    []                      | 19
569      screem             |             []                            |  1
570      sed                |    [] []    []    [] []                   | 20
571      sh-utils           | []    []          []                      | 13
572      sharutils          | []          []    []                 []   | 16
573      sketch             |             []                            |  5
574      soundtracker       |             []                            |  7
575      sp                 |                   []                      |  3
576      tar                |    [] []    []    []           []         | 24
577      texinfo            | []          []    []           []         | 13
578      textutils          | []    []    []    []                 []   | 15
579      tin                |                                           |  1
580      util-linux         |             []    []                      | 14
581      vorbis-tools       | []                                        |  7
582      wastesedge         |                                           |  0
583      wdiff              | [] []       []    []                      | 17
584      wget               | [] [] []    []    [] []              []   | 25
585      xchat              |    [] []    []                            | 11
586      xpad               |                                           |  1
587                         +-------------------------------------------+
588        50 teams           ru sk sl sr sv ta tr uk vi wa zh_CN zh_TW
589        97 domains         32 19 16  0 56  0 48 10  1  1  12    23    913
590
591    Some counters in the preceding matrix are higher than the number of
592 visible blocks let us expect.  This is because a few extra PO files are
593 used for implementing regional variants of languages, or language
594 dialects.
595
596    For a PO file in the matrix above to be effective, the package to
597 which it applies should also have been internationalized and
598 distributed as such by its maintainer.  There might be an observable
599 lag between the mere existence a PO file and its wide availability in a
600 distribution.
601
602    If May 2003 seems to be old, you may fetch a more recent copy of
603 this `ABOUT-NLS' file on most GNU archive sites.  The most up-to-date
604 matrix with full percentage details can be found at
605 `http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/contrib/po/HTML/matrix.html'.
606
607 Using `gettext' in new packages
608 ===============================
609
610    If you are writing a freely available program and want to
611 internationalize it you are welcome to use GNU `gettext' in your
612 package.  Of course you have to respect the GNU Library General Public
613 License which covers the use of the GNU `gettext' library.  This means
614 in particular that even non-free programs can use `libintl' as a shared
615 library, whereas only free software can use `libintl' as a static
616 library or use modified versions of `libintl'.
617
618    Once the sources are changed appropriately and the setup can handle
619 the use of `gettext' the only thing missing are the translations.  The
620 Free Translation Project is also available for packages which are not
621 developed inside the GNU project.  Therefore the information given above
622 applies also for every other Free Software Project.  Contact
623 `translation@iro.umontreal.ca' to make the `.pot' files available to
624 the translation teams.
625