[Translators-l] Ready for translation: Tech news summary #25, distributed tomorrow

Tomasz W. Kozlowski tomasz at twkozlowski.net
Sun Jun 16 10:08:26 UTC 2013

(Apologies for possibly breaking the thread — I've just re–enabled mail 
delivery from this list.)

Hi Philippe,
thank you for your comments and ideas; I really appreciate your taking 
the time to post your thoughts on how to make Tech News better.

As far as I know, Tech News is the first global weekly newsletter that 
is being regularly translated into around 5-6 languages, so we're 
learning from our mistakes and really blazing the trail here[1].

Back to the topic, I would agree with Niklas: since we're trying not to 
change things that are repeated in every issue if not absolutely 
required to (though I myself have changed a couple of <tvar> recently), 
it should be possible for you to use existing translations from the 
translation memory. Using templates would, in my opinion, only 
complicate the matters and make it harder for us to send the issue to 
local talk pages and village pumps (but I think Guillaume would know 
more about this).

For now, we changed the publication time to Saturday evening, UTC time, 
for reasons stated by Guillaume. /This particular/ issue was published 
around 8 PM UTC (10 PM Geneva time) — do you think it'll be helpful if 
we tried to publish the issues a bit earlier, for instance at around 8 
PM Geneva time (6 PM UTC)?

We still aim to have the issue posted globally in 24 hours after 
following the publication, so this probably wouldn't change much, but 
still — if that'll help you, then I guess we can think it over.

== References ==
* [1] There is of course, Wikimedia Highlights and there was Wikimedia 
Quatro before that, but the former is a monthly, and the latter was a, 
well, quarterly...

	-- Tomasz

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