[pacman-dev] Translation errors
shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 05:44:40 EDT 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> Translation of [Y/n] is possible, but I guess it's the decision of translator
> if it should be translated.
> The problem it cannot be translated to some languages (e.g. East-European)
> because users of those languages usually have 2-3 different keyboard layouts.
> For example many people in my country use English, Ukrainian and Russian
> layouts simultaneously, so switching them just to answer the [Y/n] question
> is PITA.
> This problem doesn't exist for users which use only Latin-based layout, I guess.
There is a difference between the string printed : [Y/n] and the
strings used to check the output against, which are : yes , no , y , n
Which is why you have to translate all the following strings, and be
very careful to keep consistency :
As long as you are consistent, you indeed have the choice to translate
these or not.
All the above are currently only used in pacman. But makepkg also has
a question :
msgid " Are you sure you wish to do this? [Y/n] "
This one should NOT be localized, because it currently only checks
against yes and y.
However Allan and I both proposed equivalent patches for fixing this.
But I am not sure yet if it should be applied for 3.2 or not.
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