[okfn-labs] i18n/L10n and civic tech projects

Michael Bauer michael.bauer at okfn.org
Thu Jul 31 10:56:44 UTC 2014


Great- we're tinkering with internationalisation over at the School of Data
- Will look at Lingohub.

Have worked with Transifex in the past and quite like its approach. How is
lingohub different there?


On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:22:47AM +0200, Sebastian Haselbeck wrote:
> Hi everyone
> thanks @pudo for the help pointing me to the list.
> It's almost a mantra that in software development, i18n/l10n processes are
> a pain in the ass, or a necessary evil - in general it's not the favorite
> thing for most coders to put it simply.
> Now, before you look at my signature and suspect I wanna sell something: I
> work at lingohub.com - but even though we don't advertise it loudly, it's *free
> to use for public/open source projects*.
> Having said that, what brings me here and what I would love to know is if
> we're as good at relieving the "pain in the ass" aspect as we think we are,
> how comfortably Lingohub might work out for you in your projects, and
> generally I'd just like to get some feedback. At least now you know it
> exists, a really good one among localization management tools, have a look
> :)
> However I also work in the Berlin *opengov* scene, and the other thing that
> would interest me is how big the need for translations is in civic tech
> projects, what your experiences are, if there are certain requirements by
> governments sometimes, etc. - one project I am aware of is active in local
> community engagement in California, and as such, offering Vietnamese and
> Spanish in addition to English as an interface language is a short-medium
> term goal....
> Many many thanks in advance, I appreciate any kind of feedback!
> Best,
> Sebastian
> -- 
> Sebastian Haselbeck, Lingohub <http://www.lingohub.com> & LingoIO
> <http://lingo.io/blog>
> *Business Development Manager* - sebastian at lingohub.com
> “Go global, be local” - follow us on Twitter
> <http://www.twitter.com/lingohub>, Google+
> <https://plus.google.com/102352102579171996153>, Facebook
> <https://www.facebook.com/lingohub> & our blog <http://blog.lingohub.com>
> lingohub GmbH, Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz, Austria
> Helmut Juskewycz (CEO), Markus Merzinger (CTO)
> Commercial Register/ Firmenbuch: 384721 t
> VAT/UID: ATU67427457
> Court of Jurisdiction: Landgericht Linz
> >>> Lingohub's localization blog: blog.lingohub.com
> >>> The new LingoIO blog <http://lingo.io/blog>

> _______________________________________________
> okfn-labs mailing list
> okfn-labs at lists.okfn.org
> https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-labs
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/options/okfn-labs

Data Diva | skype: mihi_tr | @mihi_tr
Open Knowledge | School of Data
http://okfn.org | http://schoolofdata.org 
GPG/PGP key: http://tentacleriot.eu/mihi.asc

More information about the okfn-labs mailing list