My talk got selected for #Pycon India 2012

My proposed talk titled Develop for an international audience got selected for Pycon India, 2012. It’s time to start working on the slides. I am thinking to use rst to write my slides. Also, I have booked by flight tickets for Pycon Thanks everyone who voted for my talk.

September 2, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

Validate Python string translation in Transifex

Transifex already supported validating translations of old styled Python strings, e.g., [sourcecode language=”python”] “A sample string with a %(keyword)s argument.” % {‘keyword’: ‘key word’} [/sourcecode] The validation is done by checking if all the positional and keyword arguments are present in the translation string and the translation string does not contain any extra argument which is not in the source string. You can have a look at the validator code here....

September 2, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

A year at Transifex

It’s more than a year now that I have been working at Transifex. It’s a great experience to be a part of the Transifex team. Well, it’s been a roller coaster ride for me at Transifex. I had to go through steep learning curves, work with new stuffs, deliver great features, meet strict deadlines. It was fun, because of being part of an awesome team. I am very much thankful to Apostolis, Konstantinos, John and Diego for guiding me and helping me....

September 2, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

App specific logging in Transifex

Yesterday, I was working on adding app specific loggers in Transifex. By app specific logger I mean a logger which shows the app name which generated the log. As of now, the logs in Transifex look something like this: [sourcecode language=”python”] 2012-06-29 13:01:43,300 tx DEBUG Saved: Project Avant Window Navigator 2012-06-29 13:01:43,312 tx DEBUG Saved: Project Switchdesk 2012-06-29 13:01:43,324 tx DEBUG Saved: Project Usermode 2012-06-29 13:01:43,342 tx DEBUG Saved: Project desktop-effects...

June 30, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

FUDCON KL 2012 Day 2

Day 2 of FUDCON KL started with a talk on Fedora book by Joshua Wulf (for me Sitapati Prabhu). This idea is very intuitive for any one (especially newbies) to start contributing to Fedora documentation. Although, contributors need to know some basics of docbook, I guess that’s not tough. There were many interesting talks for the day on topics like Ask Fedora, Transifex, Fedora Tour, etc. Soumay‘s talk on Fedora in Education was really inspiring....

May 27, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

FUDCon KL 2012 Day 1

I arrived at Hotel Sri Petaling at around 3 AM on May 18, 2012. After very less sleep, I woke up at 6:30 AM. After having our breakfast at the hotel, we left for UCTI (the venue for FUDCON KL) in a bus arranged by the FUDCON KL organizers. After reaching the venue, we got ourselves registered at the registration booth for FUDCON and we received our coupons for lunch and tea....

May 23, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

Dear Turkish translators

Transifex usually defines plural rules for languages according to So, the plural rule for Turkish language in Transifex is other → everything. However, lately there has been some requests that the Turkish language should have two plural forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n>1) The requests have been with reference to Here is a quote from a user at Turkish behaves like Akan for example. The rule should be: One: 0, 1 Other: 2-999...

March 11, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

rtnpro @ Mukti 2012

Mukti is the annual FOSS festival organised by the GNU/Linux Users Group of NIT Durgapur. Mukti 2012 was held on 3-5th February 2012. I have attended every Mukti in NIT Durgapur from 2008 to 2011 as a student and this time (in 2012) as a speaker. My talk was on Localization and Transifex. NITDGPLUG, as always, put a lot of effort in making Mukti a grand FOSS event in the region....

February 18, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

#Transifex now supports comments in Apple .strings i18n files

#Transifex now supports comments in Apple .strings i18n files. Only /* foo */ style comment in the line preceding the key value pair in the source file is saved as a comment for the key. The example below will explain this in a better way: [sourcecode] /Comment for key1/ “key1” = “value 1”; /* This comment will not be included in key2*/ /* comment for key2*/ “key2” = “value 2”;...

January 13, 2012 · Ratnadeep Debnath

Me & FUDCON India 2011

I arrived in Pune for FUDCON on November 2, 2011. On November 3, 2011, I had an opportunity to visit the Red Hat office in the city and hang around with Fedora community members. I learnt more about the mechanism and importance of localization from Runa Bhattacharjee. In my free time, I also helped with some FUDCON related work. I was able to meet Jared Smith, Joerg Simon and Robert Scheck for the first time in my life, talk with them....

November 7, 2011 · Ratnadeep Debnath