[Chandler-dev] Re: Chandler in French and in Finnish!
heikki at osafoundation.org
Tue Sep 12 11:02:10 PDT 2006
Markku Mielityinen wrote:
> 1) The generated pot file contains a lot of duplicate entries which
> unnecessarily take time when translating and they also prevent the use
> of GNU gettext tool package.
> 2) There are some duplicate entries due to differences in letter
> capitalization. At some point we might want to consider unifying these
Are you absolutely sure they are real duplication? My first reaction was
that yes, there are multiple instances of a word, but in different
contexts. In other languages that same word might need to be several
different words depending on context.
Also, capitalization often depends on context.
> 3) There are still strings in source code that should be translated,
> i.e. wrapped inside _(). For example displayName and startTime in the
> header and Test menu, which we on the other hand might not want to
> translate for other reasons.
> 4) There are strings that are currently wrapped inside _() when they
> should not be. The correct way to enter non-translated strings is to
> use _T() wrapper. For example ":", ":." etc.
File a bug and make a patch :)
> 5) Accelerated keys are currently wrapped in _() blocks. Whereas the
> accelerated keys are typically localized, it is currently hard for the
> translator to localize these in a consistent manner. Hence, we might
> want to reconsider if localizing then, at least at this point, is a good
I would leave them as is. The localizers do not need to localize them,
but they can if they want to.
> 6) There is some inconsistency in the way Show/Hide vs Hide/Show is
> used. Perhaps we should choose one, Show/Hide, and use this order in all
Depends on context again. But definitely worth thinking about. Could you
list all the specific locations where these happen?
> 7) There is still some polishing to do: fixing typos and improving the
> structure of some sentences. But hey, who is counting at this point...
Patches, patches :)
> In addition Philippe noticed that:
> 8) Building "MyTasks", "My..." by catenation of "My" and "..." does not
> work for many locales.
File a bug for these exact locations please.
Also an item from Philippe's email raised a red flag:
9) Some strings are written into the repository, meaning that these
strings are not translated if you change the locale after they were
written to the repository. We should file bugs for these instances as well.
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