Interested in helping with Japanese Translation

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Hello. My name is Justin Towson. I've been a linux audio enthusiest for a number of years, keeping up with ardour for at least two. I have interests in both audio production for music and film. Currently I am living and working in Japan, while planning on entering a film school to study audio production when I have the resources.

Anyway, seeing how linux is definately showing itself as a major player in the audio world, and hoping to help spread its influence, I'm interested in offering my efforts towards the Japanese translation of the software, docs, and website.

I don't know if I'm the first or not, but looking around the forums and such, I didn't manage to find much on the topic (however I could be completely incompetent at such things). So, I thought I'd put a post in the forums to see what kind of response I could get while I try to become more active in the community. I don't have a lot of experience with the various doc software for linux, but I'm hoping somebody could point me in the right direction in how to become more involved.

Thanks!

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We have no plans to offer translations of the manual until its more useful, and certainly no plans for a website translation. However, the software definitely could use more translations. It is a hard process, however: there are many terms used in audio engineering which do not translate well, and can be very hard to find non-english equivalents for (especially given that there are sometimes space constraints).

that said, the process is relatively simple. the simplest way to start is probably to take a copy of the one of the existing translations that can be found in the source tree directories libs/ardour/po and gtk2_ardour/po. Then use a text editor to edit the translations for japanese. Then email the result to the ardour-dev mailing list.