Welcome to Zanata!
Zanata is a web-based system for translators to translate documentation and software online using a web-browser. It is written in Java and uses modern web technologies like JBoss, Seam, GWT, Hibernate, and a REST API. It currently supports translation of DocBook/Publican documentation through PO files. Projects can be uploaded to and downloaded from a Zanata server using a Maven plugin or a Python client.
For developers and writers: By using Zanata for your document translations, you can open up your project for translations without opening your entire project in version control.
For translators: No need to deal with PO files, gettext or a version control system - just log in to the website, join a language team and start translating, with translation memory (history of similar translations) and the ability to see updates from other translators in seconds.
Get started with jboss.org Zanata here: http://community.jboss.org/wiki/Zanata
You can find out more about Zanata (mailing lists, bug reports, source code) at http://zanata.org/
Note: Zanata used to be known as Flies.
Getting started as a translator
Setting up a new project for translation
Please visit Red Hat's bugzilla to submit a bug.
Suggested translation workflow
- Author modifies documentation, checks in DocBook XML source.
- At some point in the lifecycle, a documentation freeze is announced.
- Import job is run (eg from a CI platform like Jenkins). (See script
- Translators can begin translating at https://translate.jboss.org/.
- Draft builds are run nightly or more often (Jenkins?). (See script
- If author changes any XML, go back to step 3.
- Translations declared "final"
- Documentation release build is run. (See script