This is a forked version of perkamon project repository. It is mainly forked to manage Linux JM (Japanese manual) project. The detail is available at README.JM.md.
The perkamon project's goal is to help translating the Linux man-pages into other languages. And more importantly, it helps maintaining these translations up-to-date.
Manual pages are converted into PO files by po4a. These are regular PO files; translators can use any tool (text editor, specialized or not, online services, etc) they like to manage their translations.
Manual pages are currently translated only into French within the perkamon project. If you want to start a new translation, please check first that there is no other translation effort ongoing for your language.
You can then ask (in English) on our mailing-list http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/perkamon-devel for informations on how to proceed.
French translators can be joined at the following mailing-list: http://listes.traduc.org/mailman/listinfo/perkamon-fr
Manual pages are provided under various copyrights. The POT and PO files are provided under the same copyright as original files.