[Chandler-dev] conflict dialog strings

Brian Kirsch bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Mon Oct 22 14:19:32 PDT 2007


+1 on Grant's suggestion.

I would also change "person" to "userName" and "index" to  
"conflictNumber".


-Brian


On Oct 22, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Grant Baillie wrote:

>
> On 22 Oct, 2007, at 14:03, Reid Ellis wrote:
>
>> On Oct 22, 2007, at 16:43, bear wrote:
>>> Reid Ellis wrote:
>>>> Maybe I could change 'em' and '/em' to "startItalics" and  
>>>> "endItalics". The actual value for the strings currently known  
>>>> as "em" and "/em" cannot be edited (they aren't surrounded by _ 
>>>> () - nor should they be). I have to embed these into the string,  
>>>> since the location of the emphasized text can move, depending on  
>>>> the locale. Perhaps I could use the names  
>>>> "untranslateableStartItalicsCode" and  
>>>> "untranslateableEndItalicsCode"?
>>>
>>> If they are HTML tag names then I'm sure it can be explained in  
>>> the localization README about what they are.  They should stay  
>>> the same as HTML tags are always in english.  Changing to  
>>> something else removes the ability, IMO, of the translator  
>>> switching the tag to another tag that may be more appropriate for  
>>> the locale.
>>
>> They're not actual HTML tags, they're binary codes embedded into  
>> the string, which are later parsed so as to do proper styles.
>
> If I were doing that, I would use a format like:
>
> 	"%(index)3d. %(person)s changed the %(fieldName)s to %(value)s"
>
> and embed the "tags" inside person, fieldName and value, i.e. do
>
>      _("%(index)3d ... %(value)") % {
>           'person': "<em>%s</em>" % person,
>           'fieldName': "<em>%s</em>" % fieldName,
>           ...
>       }
>
> That should make it clearer for localizers, I think.
>
> --Grant
>
>>
>> I guess I could change the conflict dialog to use HTML views, but  
>> then I'd have to HTML-sanitize the user data being displayed.
>>
>> Reid
>>
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