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Re: [bug-gettext] Translate .desktop files

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Translate .desktop files
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:14:03 +0900
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Didier Spaier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I had a look at the specification:
>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/index.html
>> it states how the localized values for keys are handled:
>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s04.html
>> This applies only to keys that are of type localestring, listed here:
>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s05.html
>> namely: Name, GenericName, Comment, Icon, Keywords keys are of type
>> localestring.
>> So I guess what you'd need is a gettext module that would list genuine
>> values of these keys, allowing translator to append [LOCALE] to key names
>> in concern and enter the value corresponding to that locale.

Thanks for the information.  I guess we need to write
{read,write}-desktop.[ch] and x-desktop.[ch].  If anyone could implement
this, that would be great (I'm now a bit busy but happy to review

Daiki Ueno

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