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Versions of this document translated into German, Italian, French, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål and Japanese are available. Incomplete translations exist for Spanish, Polish and Simplified Chinese. There is an online overview of shipped translations.

HowTo translate this document

Translate using PO files

As in many free software projects, translations of this document are kept in PO files. More information about the process can be found in /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-buster-manual-translations. The Git repository (see below) contains this file too. Take a look there and at the language specific conventions if you want to help translating this document.

To commit your translations you need to be a member of the Salsa project debian-edu.

Then check out the debian-edu-doc source using ssh access: git clone

If you only want to translate, you need to check out only a few files from Git (which can be done anonymously). Please file a bug against the debian-edu-doc package and attach the PO file to the bugreport. See instructions on how to submit bugs for more information.

You can check out the debian-edu-doc source anonymously with the following command (you need to have the git package installed for this to work):

Then edit the file documentation/debian-edu-buster/debian-edu-buster-manual.$CC.po (replacing $CC with your language code). There are many tools for translating available; we suggest using lokalize.

Then you either commit the file directly to Git (if you have the rights to do so) or send the file to the bugreport.

To update your local copy of the repository use the following command inside the debian-edu-doc directory:

Read /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-buster-manual-translations to find information how to create a new PO file for your language if there isn't one yet, and how to update translations.

Please keep in mind that this manual is still under development, so don't translate any string which contains "FIXME".

Basic information about Salsa (the host where our Git repository is located) and Git is available at

If you are new to Git, look at the Pro Git book; it has a chapter on the recording changes to the repository. Also you might want to look at the gitk package that provides a GUI for Git.

Translate online using a web browser

Some language teams have decided to translate via Weblate. See for more information.

Please report any problems.