DSL-N :: Thanks! and DSL-N in other languages?


First of all, I'd like to thank you to make DSL and DSL-N possible. It's great to be able to use a very small linux distribution to power old computers, or small usb, or live CD's leaving some more space for other things in the CD.

After that, I'd like to know how to use DSL-N in other languages different than English (I couldn't find that in the current Wiki nor in this current DSL-N forums)



There was an Italian translation posted a while back... not too sure about anything else though.

See testing/traduz_ita_3.1RC1.dsl

(you might have some trouble if you require unicode or the like though)

Ok, thanks, and how to proceed in order to produce my own translation files for Spanish, for instance?

I tried searching for .deb packages using synaptic in an installed on disk version of "dsl-n live CD", but I couldn't find packages for Spanish language... (however, there are many in current versions of Debian...)

I managed doing something like that with Slax (based on slackware), seting the interface, keyboard, and default language to Spanish or Catalan (with KDE), but I'd love to do that with DSL-N, which is the best option for a minimalistic Live-CD... Then, I would be able to use it (and promote my students at university) to use it on their old computers at home, or wherever...

Any hints?

Well, I suppose it depends on where you need a translation on.  If it's the menu, the DSL lua scripts, etc. that Italian extension can show you an example of which files you could edit.

You'd probably have to translate it manually though (unless you want to try a computerized translation) since these files are (mostly?) unique to DSL.

Ok, thanks. I thought there could be a way to install some .deb packages for my own language (so that firefox, abiword, etc., can be in my own language... beyond just simply and manually translating the menus...).
Is that possible and easy?

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