demo in multiple languages

From: Lara Shaffer <lara_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jun 01 2005 - 18:44:59 CDT

We need to make the demo available in multiple languages. Ideally, it would
be great to be able to have at least one other language (perhaps Spanish?)
available on the demo that I take on the road to LA and San Diego in
mid-June. How easily can this be done?

Also, I will hopefully be meeting with the Asian Pacific lobby group when
I'm in LA. They are interested in seeing ballots offered in Asian lanugages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc) and so are promoting the Diebold system over the
Ink-A-Vote system right now. The activist contacts I have spoken with in LA
feel that if I show them that the OVC system also does multiple languages,
they will shift their support over to us.

The idea is to get someone from the Asian Pacific Lobby group to work on the
translation so that they become directly involved with the OVC project.

Two questions:
  1. Do the names of the candidates need to be translated for non-latin
speakers?
  2. I know the file for making your selections is just a paint file that
can be modified but what format should the translations be saved in for the
ballot print out?

Thanks for your help,
Lara :)
831-419-0758

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