[en-ZA] The "Getting Started" page for English (South Africa)



Mozilla Localizations
en-ZA / English (South Africa)
9 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: stas, Assigned: Dwayne Bailey)



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9 years ago
A new Firefox profile includes a link to the "Getting started" page on the Bookmarks toolbar. The objective of this page is to provide the users with a few task-based starting points. They could use them to enjoy the web and discover sites that will help them get the most out of Firefox, and the Internet in general. This page will be aimed towards beginning and intermediate Web users. We want to promote community/user oriented collaborative sites with good user experience in your region and language, and good standards support.

The current en-US defaults for this page are:
 The 'Work' category: Google Docs, Remember the Milk, LinkedIn, Clipmarks Add-on
 The 'Learn' category: Wikipedia, Topix, HowStuffWorks.com, Answers Add-on
 The 'Play' category: YouTube, Hype Machine, Miro, PicLens Add-on
 The 'Connect' category: Criagslist, Yelp, Facebook, Shareaholic Add-on 

(See the en-US page at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/central/.)

We would like to provide a good set of links on this page for our English (South Africa) users.

First, the localization team and Stas (Stas Malolepszy) will look at the market for your language and come up with a good candidates. Dwayne, we'll need your input on this, of course. The guidelines for making recommendations are on https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox_web_services_guidelines.

Second, once we have a good list of candidates, your localization team will localize the 'Getting Started' index.html file which can be found here: http://viewvc.svn.mozilla.org/vc/projects/mozilla.com/trunk/en-US/firefox/central/index.html?revision=21542&content-type=text%2Fplain changing the en-US default as agreed in the first step.

The logos should be named sites-<sitename>.png and should be 110px wide and 65px high on white or transparent background. Stas can help on getting the logos from the website owners.

The localized index.html and the logos should be then attached in a ZIP archive to this bug, and a review should be requested from Stas (stas@mozilla.com) and Pascal (pascalc@gmail.com). Once the review have been granted, Pascal will take over to push the localized page on the server.

Thank you.


9 years ago
Keywords: productization

Comment 1

9 years ago
Ping? :)

Comment 2

9 years ago
How did I completely miss this one?

I'll have to review these with input from others, the work that the Afrikaans team did will help.

Would it be possible to link to the South African English spell checker?

Comment 3

9 years ago
Hi Dwayne. No problem :) The spell checker is a very good idea. In fact, I've been intending to suggest including spell checker on the Getting Started page as a policy for our web localization parts. I just need to blog about it. Your suggestion aligns with this perfectly :)
There was a a paragraph change on this page since this bug was filed, the updated reference file for your localization is:

Comment 5

8 years ago
What would be the current reference file for this?
http://www.mozilla.com/en-ZA/firefox/central/ is an alias to en-GB, I think that's good enough and should not be a blocker for debetaing the locale, is that ok for you guys?
we are currently remapping en-ZA to en-US, so marling as WONTFIX
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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