Translations of this document

Versions of this document fully translated into German, Italian and French are available. Incomplete translations exist for Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish and Chinese; take a look here for your own language.

HowTo translate this document

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-squeeze-manual-translations. The Subversion 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 Alioth project debian-edu. To translate, you just need to check out some files from from Subversion (which can be done anonymously) and create patches. Please file a bug against the debian-edu-doc package and attach the PO file to the bugreport. You can find some instructions on how to submit bugs here.

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

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

Then you either commit the file directly to Subversion (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-squeeze-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 Alioth (the host where our Subversion repository is located) and Subversion is available at

If you are new to Subversion, look at the Version Control with Subversion; it has a chapter on the basic workflow with Subversion. Also you might want to look at the kdesvn package if you prefer a GUI client for Subversion instead of using the commandline client.

Please report any problems.