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Community: China Linux Forum Launches the Chinese Man Page Project

Oct 16, 2000, 13:23 (4 Talkback[s])

Reader pzou writes:

August 1st, China Linux Forum, the largest LUG in China launched a large-scale man-page translation project: the Chinese Man Page Project (CMPP).

Man pages are the traditional UNIX-style on-line help system. Due to their convenience and information richness, they're essential to Linux lovers, users, especially programmers and sysadmins. However, most members of the Chinese Linux community are not good at English, and this becomes an obstacle for Chinese Linux users to benefit from the power of Linux, improve their programming skills, and contribute to the community.

Most prominent Linux distributions have a Chinese version, which makes the man page translation possible, it also presents an urgent need for the Chinese versions of man pages. However, the Linux man pages are a huge document group, and to translate them into Chinese requires essential man-power and technique support, which makes it hard for any commercial company to do.

China Linux Forum, the largest non-commercial Linux community site of China, launched the Chinese Man Page Project (CMPP) based on the open spirit of Linux community. CMPP is backed by Chinese Linux users, and some popular Linux companies support the project, too.

Also, China Linux Forum and "Chinese Computer" jointly launched a project called "A Tour Around The World of Free Software" days ago.

For more detailed information, please visit http://www.linuxforum.net.

Background Information
China Linux Forum started on August, 1999. It's a non-commercial Linux community site, its goal is to spread and push Linux knowledge around China, it also acts as a hub for Linux users to share their experiences. Within the past year, China Linux Forum has gained the support of many Linux users, sites and companies, it now has 27,000 registered users, offers 20 discussion groups and much more. It's quickly becoming the largest on-line Linux Community.

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