From:  Nguyễn Hà Dương <>
Date:  18 Jun 2014 11:36:49 Hong Kong Time

Re: Firefox desktop in Vietnamese needs updating


Hi Jeff,

El 06/17/2014 06:45 PM, Jeff Beatty escribió:
> Hello Vietnamese l10n team,
> Hope you are well. I've noticed that your community localization work on
> Firefox desktop has become inactive for many releases. With each
> unlocalized release, the Firefox user experience becomes progressively
> worse, ultimately resulting in their abandoning Firefox in general. Your
> locale currently has %number users on Firefox desktop. The usage trend
> is currently downward.

Thanks for the heads-up.  Occasionally I did check Locamotion[1] and
still saw some new translations updated but the last sign-off was at
Firefox 24[2].  Was that because we didn't get critical strings
translated on time?

> I'm interested in learning what the current state of the l10n team is
> and how I can help the team update Firefox desktop. I'm interested in
> learning what the level of motivation is within the community, what
> challenges it may be facing, and if there is currently a plan to update
> Firefox desktop.
> Please let us know if this is a commitment your l10n team is willing and
> able to make and how I might be able to support you. I look forward to
> hearing from you.

Currently there are a few of us (Hai and me; with Thanh only does
translation work) who are monitoring issue tracker and do some
occasional translations.  We have been lacking motivation for a while.
In my opinion, the biggest challenge is that people are not really
interested in localization and it's hard to keep them joining
translation sprints.  Most of the contribution now is now done by some
individuals, not the team as a whole.  We haven't had any plan to update
Firefox desktop yet but I would personally like to keep it going.

Shall we have a Skype/Hangouts/... session sometimes?  Perhaps having
active contributors gathered and discussed together to figure out some
solution would be a good idea?


Best regards,
Duong "Yang"
Duong Nguyen ("Nguyễn Hà Dương" in Vietnamese)
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