Hello everybody, today I am going to tell you about the progress in my Outreachy project.
First of all, I have already finished translating the Gimp master module, wich had almost 500 untranslated strings when I started working on it, besides this is a very important module because is the Gimp’s UI.
Also I started the Wiki for the Spanish Translation Team in which we define some main points to help new people to start the contributions to the Spanish translation, like the first steps to start translating, the Translation Tools that we use, the Team Workflow, the organization of the team, some other modules and a Glossary.
Gimp gap is other module that I have already finished translating and now I am translating the Gegl module too.
This is the work that I have made in this project so far. I am really enjoyed being part of this project because we are helping that the GNOME’s aplications will be used by more Spanish speakers and is great because GNOME’s aplications are the best.
First of all let me introduce myself. I am Yolanda Andrea Alvarez Pérez. I am from Puebla, México. I major in Computer Science in Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. I was accepted in the Outreachy program with the project Spanish Translation and Guidelines for GNOME.
In my first entry in this blog I would like to talk about the importance of Open Source projects since there are not so popular like the privative software (at least not in Mexico), and one of the reasons, I think, is because the majority of the Open Source projects are in English. According to the EF English Proficiency Index, Mexico is in the 40th position in this ranking, wich means that less than the half of the Mexico’s population know English.
This is why the importance of this Outreachy project, although I am speaking only for Mexico, there are other countries that speak Spanish. Translate GNOME’s projects is very important because it helps to expand the use of Open Source programs in Spanish speaking countries.
I want to conclude saying that this is my first blog, so I hope I could improve my future entries. Until next time!