FUEL Contributor Handbook

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Today I am going to share with you FUEL Contributor Handbook, which will help you to start contribution in FUEL Project which aims at solving the Problem of Inconsistency and Lack of standardization in Software Translation across the platform. Not only it works to provide a standardized and consistent look of computer for a language users but also FUEL works to create linguistic and technical resources like standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, and assessment methodologies.

Now come to different parts of FUEL Project.

Terminologies
Style guides
UTRRS
Assessment matrix

Before start, I suggest you to do following things

Join the FUEL mailing list

Join the IRC channel #fuel-discuss @ irc.freenode.net

Next, you should look at yourself, who are you! what is your background! Localizer/Translator, Content Writer, Community builder, Developer, QA specialist, Graphic designer.

Localizer/Translator: If you localizer or Translator, you can start translation on FUEL Terminologies module based in your language. If your language is not there, you can request that. Other than that you may create your community style guide in your language.

Not only this, if you are professional localizer/translator, then from your past experience you may propose a new FUEL terminology module like FUEL Tourism, FUEL Legal etc.

Content writer: Some time developer overlooks grammatical mistake, spelling mistake. So as content writer, you can enhance those articles by improving spelling mistakes. As of now, FUEL don’t have much contents. Here are some ideas by which you may start “How to work on of FUEL Terminologies”, “How to create a module for Terminology like ‘FUEL Tourism’ in English” etc. Those will be very short and very specific etc. Other than that, you may start writing “How to get involved in FUEL”. Not only this, you may write official blog post for FUEL etc.

Community Builder: FUEL Community is being gradually developed day by day. People from the world, started contributing in FUEL. But FUEL has a great aim. So FUEL is seeking for Community builder, who are passionate for creating the Open Source Community. As a community builder, you don’t need to be a Technical person, but if you are ! Then it’s awesome. The primary goal of the community builder is creating and managing Regional FUEL community. So community builder can host the event, where he can invite several people from his community and share the concept of FUEL among the people. Also he can arrange the FUEL Hackathon, where invited participants will join start contributing in FUEL terminologies, style guide, translation, coding etc. After the event, he/she can share the event report with FUEL community. In offline, community builder can spread the word for FUEL project, engage more contributor in FUEL. Community builder is always rock star for the community.

Developer: If you are a developer, then you can fix the bug, you can do feature request, you can improve existing system by your code contribution in FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. Also you can mentoring new people for code contribution in FUEL project. Other than that you may write FUEL code contribution guide which will be great for new coding contributors.

QA Specialist : If you are QA specialist, you can test FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. In testing time you may find bug, you can file that bug. However you may also test some upcoming features which are in beta landings. If you are newbie in QA, then you may triage the bug, verify the bug, close the bug. Other than that you may write quick guide for QA contribution in FUEL.

Graphic Designer: If you love to do design, FUEL would be right place for your contribution. You may help by creating some social graphics, which will be used in social post. Here are some ideas, you can create some graphics on FUEL statistics, FUEL history, FUEL’s award, FUEL’s best accomplishment. Those would be reusable and hosted in FUEL website. Yeah! those graphics should be under creative commons license.

I hope I completed everything in this FUEL contributor handbook.

So now it’s your turn. Don’t wait !! Start your contribution towards FUEL project and join this community.

In the mailing list, introduce yourself and share your interest where you would like to start contribution in FUEL project. FUEL community is so helpful. Anyone of the community, will help you to start the contribution.

If you don’t have any skills, but still you want to contribute in FUEL project, just share your interest with FUEL mailing list. FUEL community members will guide you step by step.

SO DON’T WORRY. YOU JUST NEED PASSION FOR LANGUAGE!

More information about FUEL Project:

Website http://fuelproject.org/

Wiki https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/

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[Event Report] bn-IN Mozilla l10n sprint

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In last week, I organized bn-IN Mozilla l10n sprint physically.  The event was held at meetup space . In this event, 10 people were invited based on their contribution.

This was a two days event of Mozilla l10n realted projects. Basically this event is for Firefox OS release in India. Here we will work on mozilla.org,marketplace,MDN document,Marketing etc. translation.

On very first day, we started with marketplace translation.

After completing this, we started with mozilla.org translation.

At the end of the day, our l10n work statistics was

Next day, we divided our team in several parts.Some of us again started with mozilla.org translation. Some of us directly jumped in masterfirefoxos transation.

One guy from our team, Koustav alone picked up the MDN translations.

At the end of the day, mozilla.org, masterfirefxos translation ware ready.

Thanks to all l10n members of bn-IN team.

Then we took group pic.

IMG_4621So bn-IN locale is ready for next FirefoxOS launch in India. This event was ended with great success.

Bengali-India FUEL meetup

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Last week, I have arranged one Bengali-India fuel meetup . Total 15 persons were invited for this event. The event started at sharp 11.00 am. Basically, I started with brief introduction on FUEL first. Then I gradually dig into various parts of FUEL like Terminology , Style Guide , Assessment Matrix.

In next phase we started contributing on fuel terminology. Before the event Bengali-India has only one Terminology on Fuel Desktop. But that day we have decided to complete Fuel cloud, web and mobile. So we made two teams. One was for reviewers and one was for string submissions. Both team worked hard together to get the success.

In that day, I got a chance to teach people about proper localization. I mean localization is not only translation. There was some new contributors also. They resolved their quires by asking multiple questions on localization. After all, everyone loves the FUEL project concept.  We can say that FUEL project is going to be the pillar of all language localizations.

At the end of day, there was few strings left. But within that night our energetic team completed it.  Thanks everyone who made it possible. That was true happiness.

Thanks Mozilla for sponsor this event. Thank you so much MatjaŇĺ Horvat for setting up this project in pontoon . Pontoon is great for collaborative working .

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Special thanks to Rajesh Ranjan  and entire FUEL team who gave us a chance to contribute here.

Now all the terminologies are here …

  1.  cloud
  2. mobile
  3. web
  4. desktop  (already completed before this event)

All these work can be used for Bengali-India localization for any projects. Actually these terminologies should help new contributor on localization.

After all, this event was great!!!

In future we would organize more events on FUEL .

FUEL GILT Conference 2013

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I would like to describe my experience during FUEL GILT 2013,Pune in this blog. It was my first conference on Localization in my life. It was amazing for me. I have learnt quite a good understanding of Localization ,Globalization, Indic font, translation tools etc..

First of all , I would like to thank Redhat and CDAC for jointly hosting FUEL GILT Conference 2013. Also thanks Mozilla for giving me chance to attend this conference and special thanks goes to Mr. Rajesh Ranjan who is the main person behind FUEL GILT .

It was two days conference. Here , a lot of open source community members came from Mozilla ,Wikimedia etc. I got a chance to meet with these energetic people.

At the first day, Mr. Satish Mohan and Mr. M. D. Kulkarni gave talk to the audience and motivated them regarding FUEL efforts. After tea break, we got many sessions like FUEL: Content, Collaboration and Consistency by Mr. Rajesh Ranjan , Community and Language Engineering by Mr. Ravikant,Towards generation of translation memories from varied file formats from distributed/unorganized data by Mr. Rajat Gupta. Specially I liked Zanata РAn Open Source Translation Tool that builds with your Community by Ms. Ani Peter & Mr. Isaac Rooskov . Zanata is wonderful tool for Translation.

After that we got to know what is “STE”. The full form of STE is¬†Simplified Technical English .¬†This session was taken by¬†Ms. Sushma Chitta. After some lightening talk , we got a chance to know Fuel style guide and¬†UTRRS by¬†Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal¬†and¬†Mr. Satyabrata Maitra¬†respectively.

One of the best talk I liked , Translation Assessment by Mr. Ankitkumar Patel and Internationalization and Wikipedia by Mr. Kartik Mistry. At the end of the day, I gave also feedback on this event.

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Second day keynote by Mr. Sam Pitroda¬†was great. After that, talk by¬†Mr. Guntupalli Karunakar¬†on “Indic fonts: Guidelines and Standardization” was very educative. Then ¬†Indic fonts: Guidelines and Standardization by¬†Mr. Arjuna Rao Chavala¬†and¬†Evolution of IMEs for Indian Languages by¬†Mr. Pravin Satpute¬†were really great. I enjoyed interaction with¬†Mr. Pravin¬†during his talk.

At last,Open Panel Discussion was arranged with Mr. Satish Mohan, Mr. M. D. Kulkarni, Mr. Ravikant, Mr. Sudhanwa Jogalekar, Mr. Harshad Gune .

Finally, the conference was ended by Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal with Valedictory and Vote of Thanks.

Here I missed my mentor Runa, works at Wikimedia,  who brought me to world of Localization and Opensource.

Finally some group photos were taken .

Over all it was great Conference. I am looking forward to attend the next one in the future.

Again I would like to thank  Mr. Rajesh Ranjan,  Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal ,Mr. Ankitkumar Patel for making it a successful project and an event.