Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 7: Configure Zanata Python Client

Project Maintainers have the choice to use two different clients for Zanata – the python client and the maven client, to access the project contents. This video will help with quickly setting up the configuration in the Zanata Python client.

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 6: Pull Publican Translations from Zanata

This video explains how translations for Publican documentation projects on Zanata, can be ‘pull-ed in’ by the Maintainers.

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 5: Configure a Zanata Publican Project

Watch this video to see how your Publican documentation project can be configured for Zanata.

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 4: Get A Zanata Account(FAS)

This video helps users understand how to use the Fedora Account System(FAS) accounts on

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 3: Request A Zanata Project

The third video explains how Project Maintainers can request their projects to be hosted on Zanata. This workflow may change sometime in the near future.

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 2: Zanata Features

The second video in the first video series. This introduces the users to some basic features of Zanata.

Zanata Video Tutorial Series – 1: What Is Zanata?

To help Zanata users better understand the system, our Documenation Ninjas Joshua Wulf and Jared Morgan have put together a few video podcasts. The first series consists of 7 videos introducing Zanata, preliminary configuration setup, and basic operations for Publican document maintainers. We’ll have more videos coming up soon, so keep watching this space and also do send us your feedback.

Translators’ Survey Results

Along with the public launch of , the Zanata project ran two surveys. One for the Translators and another for the Project Maintainers, where we asked them to tell us what they liked about Zanata and what changes they’d like to see to make it better and more suited to their workflo. A summarized version of the responses from the Translators is as follows.

  • Translators would like the front page to be better presented and should contain important links, recent changes, news and updates
  • Projects to be categorised for ease of navigation, with active documents to be highlighted
  • Off-line translation workflow system
  • Read-only access to other languages, for translation reference
  • Filtered display of the strings, according to their status
  • Customization of the layout and keyboard shortcuts;
  • Adjustable width and height of the workspace
  • Tag highlighting
  • Multi-document Search
  • Document bookmarking
  • Translation memory message matches only above 80% are to be displayed as suggestions
  • Keyboard options to be provided next to the translation suggestions to easily copy them
  • Substring matches to marked as less than 100% matches
  • Provision for viewing, uploading, searching. modifying projects’ and custom glossaries
  • Chatroom/communication facility between the current translation participants for the multi-user environment
  • Translation edit history and highlighting for participating translators
  • Updated User Guides to be made available

Quite a few of the above are already in development or awaiting release. More surveys on similar lines would be conducted in future, along with the Zanata Releases and Deployments.

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