- by providing binaries in the native language (translators are needed for his step – see http://openoffice.apache.org/native-lang.html),
- by hosting native language websites (the complete list can be found at at http://www.openoffice.org/projects/native-lang.html),
- by establishing mailing lists related to a native language (see http://openoffice.apache.org/native-lang.html for a partial listing)
To become more involved in Apache OpenOfifce OpenOffice localization, take these steps.:
- subscribe the project development list (English), see: http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#development-mailing-list-public for native language mailing list requests and native language web site activities, or
- subscribe to the localization list (English), see: http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#localization-mailing-list-public to help with translation or native language web site activities
- Show your enthusiasm on the list and others will help you.
- If you are proposing a native language mailing list, you will need to provide justification for it, and how it will be used. The name given to the list will depend on how the list is used – development, users, general, etc.
- If there is no objection against your proposal, then file a JIRA issue to infrastructure "Create ((list subject)-(language-code)@openoffice.apache.org"
- When the list is created, the Apache OpenOffice project may help announce it using ooo-announce list.
- Or you can tell your friends or write a blog about your native language list and encourage your native language users and contributors to subscribe the list.