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Date:      Sun, 2 Mar 2003 19:59:17 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@freebsd.org>
To:        igor <igorvc@bol.com.br>
Cc:        bod@FreeBSDFoundation.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: translation the FreeBSD homepage to brazilian portuguese
Message-ID:  <20030302175917.GA52652@gothmog.gr>
In-Reply-To: <000201c2e062$0ea7a5c0$226464c8@teste>
References:  <000201c2e062$0ea7a5c0$226464c8@teste>

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Please don't Cc: the board of directors at FreeBSDFoundation.org with
general FreeBSD questions.  I'm sure they have a lot of work to do
already and can't answer questions about documentation, the web site
or other similar things.

When you have questions about the doc/ or www/ sources, you are always
more than welcome to mail freebsd-doc@freebsd.org.  It's a list that
fits better to doc- and www-topics.

On 2003-03-01 23:10, igor <igorvc@bol.com.br> wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD friends:
> I'm brazilian and I liked help this project  translating the FreeBSD
> homepage to brazilian portuguese.

Oh, good :)

I'm sure the Brazilian doc team will appreciate any help you can give.

> I'm send a email to you because I send a email to brazilian docs
> mail list and I didn't receive any answer !!!!

Don't give up.  Perhaps the people written on the list were a bit busy
to reply immediately.  When did you mail them?

> I need some information to do this, like:
>  *) I can do this ?

Yes, of course.

> If yes:
> *) Where is the source of the page ?

The source for the web site and the documentation is kept under CVS.
You can either view it online at http://cvsweb.freebsd.org or download
copies using CVSup.  Look at the sample supfiles at:

    /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile
    /usr/share/examples/cvsup/www-supfile

> *) What type is this source, I'll work with html or other type of
> files ?

Most of the documentation is written as SGML or XML.  These are then
converted to a variety of formats, like ASCII text, HTML, PDF or
PostScript.

> *) Where I put the translated page ?

In general, you can post changes as patches (diff(1) command output)
using the send-pr(1) utility.  These will be filed in the bug reports
database and a committer should grab those and commit what's ready.

You should really try to contact the Brazilian doc team though, to
avoid work duplication and conflicts in the way things are written
or done.

> *) Is there some special instructions to do this ?

There is a book that describes a lot of the things that a
documentation contributor should know.  It's called
``The FreeBSD Documentation Project Primer for New Contributors''.
Find it at:

    http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/

> Well, thanks for everything.
> I'm waiting your answer to start translate !!!
> FreeBSD is the best !!!!!

Cool :)

- - Giorgos

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