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Translation help wanted
I hope no-one minds me posting this. I apologise if its not allowed.
I am one of the volunteer development team for free (open source) on-line family history software "webtrees" (www.webtrees.net). The product is available in many languages, but currently that doesn't include Maori. As the only NZ'er on the team I would like to be able to rectify that, but am not qualified to do so.
So I wondered of anyone here would be willing to help, or perhaps knows someone who would?
As the software is totally free, there cannot be any payment involved, just the pleasure of providing a complete translation for a product rapidly becoming very popular. I also need be clear that it is not a small task. The product includes almost 5,000 items (words or phrases) that need translation, and many require some understanding of their context. We do however have a very easy to use tool that helps the process enormously ( https://translations.launchpad.net/webtrees/trunk/+pots/webtrees/mi/+translate). One of it's benefits is that many people can use it at the same time, so we're not necessarily needing a single person to help - everyone could do a little.
I would be very grateful to hear from anyone interested.
Kia ora Nigel,
Just throwing it out there, but have you approached any of the Universities to see if their Māori Faculties would like to help? I see and hear a lot of good coming out of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and then of course there's Waikato .. I'm not entirely sure of what the other universities are like, but these two seem to be in the media for Reo quite a bit. Like I said, just throwin it out there 🙂
Good luck finding people,