[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Unclear gettextized strings

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Unclear gettextized strings
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 19:23:52 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0) Gecko/20120131 Thunderbird/10.0

Hello, all.
First of all, I'd like to say great thanks to Mario Blättermann and Yuri Chornoivan who translated the recent gettext upload into German and Ukrainian respectively. Especially Yuri. Few hours after I uploaded tarball to translation project there was already a complete translation into Ukrainian. By examining these two translations and looking at errors in them, I've found a bunch of unclear strings in original. I've already fixed the most obvious ones directly. Here I attach the patch to change the remaining ones. Could someone well versed with words and/or native English speaker to check this. I'd like to make a new upload at translation project ASAP to avoid more translators getting into the traps. I've updated uk.po and it will be included in upload so it should be picked up by translation project. If someone wants it I can send it, not attached here due to size reasons. If someone (especially translators) find more unclear messages please report, in preference with a patch
I'll update de.po if time permits.
Tricky points:
We use the word "key" several times to refer to the key that you press but the same word also means a key in catalog and both Yuri and Mario understood messages like "unknown key" in the second sense. I've rephrased those somehow, now it should be clear. APM engaged/disengaged seem to be difficult to understand. Anybody has a better idea? ACPI command contains options to put only some versions of ACPI into EBDA. Previously it was saying "Expose only v1 tables" in the sense of exposing symbols in ABI. Both translators interpreted it as "Show on the screen". zfsinfo gettext was pretty bad. I've changed it to use sentences instead of state words but zfsinfo may still have problems.

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

Attachment: gettextfix.diff
Description: Text Data

Attachment: unlocalised.txt
Description: Text document

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]