Are You Interested in Helping to Translate the Handbook?

We’ve installed the page translation feature on the wiki that is used to develop the PC-BSD Handbook. If you’re interested in becoming a translator for the Handbook, please ping me on #pcbsd IRC freenode or by email so your wiki logon can be added to the translators group. This is the first time we’ve used this feature on mediawiki so if you have experience using this feature we’d love to hear from you as you can help us reduce our learning curve and streamline the process for translating pages.

The wiki will be a busy place as we gear up for publishing a version of the Handbook to be released with 8.2. We can use assistance in the following areas:

  • experimenting with the new PDF creator extension–this one has been a bit of a nightmare to install and configure and we hope to have it ready to use by end of this week. In theory, it should make it easier to visualize what the finished Handbook will look like. It is also supposed to allow any user to create a customized PDF containing just the pages of the Handbook that interest them.
  • reviewing the content, filling in any missing or incomplete portions, and checking for typos, grammos, unclear sections.
  • comparing the content of the Handbook to the 8.2 snapshots to ensure the content and screenshots accurately reflect what an 8.2 user would see on their PC-BSD system.
  • beginning the translations of the Handbook
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  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Manuel Trujillo and t_fridge, PC-BSD. PC-BSD said: Are You Interested in Helping to Translate the PC-BSD Handbook? […]

  • Xce
    December 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm |

    Awesome! I didn’t know there was a pdftowiki tool available. Now we can really set up a good pdf worth publishing. I just wonder what variables need to be set in place for formatting the pdf to look like a book…. It’s going to be so much fun!

    • Xce
      December 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm |

      Oops! wikitopdf….

    • December 17, 2010 at 5:46 am |

      Neither did I till I attended a documentation talk during FSOSS.

      It’s been a nightmare to setup (and still a work in progress) but will be well worth it if it works as advertised.

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