Benedykt P. Barszcz and Pawel Skuza – Polish Pioneers
As the current translation manager, I have to give a shout out to these two. In 2001 they started the translation ball rolling, first translating Koha into Polish, then writing a script to help automate translations. This script has been almost totally rewritten (a lot of the changes by someone I will cover in another post) but the basic idea remains.
Benedykt was one of the main drivers behind localisation and internationalisation with many emails to the mailing lists on the subjects. In the typical Free Software fashion though, they didn’t just talk but actually proved it could be done, by doing it.
So to Pawel and Benedykt, and all the people who came after that worked on localisation and translations, Dziekuje.