From: "Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay" <essemm(a)softhome.net>
To: "Frederick Noronha" <fred(a)bytesforall.org>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 8:54 PM
Subject: a call for volunteers
attached please find an attachment calling for volunteers for the Bangla
Localisation Project (Ankur). can you pass this around ?
kindly do the needful. warm regards and have a wonderful day. sankarshan
A call for 'Volunteers'
The Ankur Bangla Translation Project is a voluntary community based
localisation project aimed at facilitating the Bangla/Bengali version of the
Gnome Project(of the Free Software Foundation). Under the aegis of this
effort, around 12000 lines (in over 42 files) will be translated.
As on 13.06.2003, more than 50% of the Gnome-Core and library files have
been translated. The locale settings have been satisfactorily tested and the
screenshots are available at the webpage of the Project at
The Ankur Project is in the final stages and this announcement forms the
basis of a call for volunteers. The Project welcomes all those who are
willing to participate, however the following qualities are most desirable:
 ability and willingness to work in a community based development project
using the OpenSource Software development model.
 capability to identify the 'proper' vernacular equivalents of technical
 possessing conceptual clarity about Human Computer Interaction as well
as linguistic nuances.
 ease-of-use with GNU/Linux distributions, though the task of translation
can also be carried out under other platforms (for details contact the
 capability to devote time and effort to undertake translation of
All contributions from volunteers will be duly acknowledged and credited.
For further information about ongoing projects, please visit the homepage at
or join the mailing list
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