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Re: [Nano-devel] next paragraph / previous paragraph

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] next paragraph / previous paragraph
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 16:14:56 +0100
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David Lawrence Ramsey wrote:
> Benno Schulenberg wrote:
>  > The second patch clarifies the help message for "-S/--smooth".
>  > The main reason for this is to differentiate it from the line
>  > that gets printed in the ^G help text, so that it can be
>  > translated/formatted differently in the help message.
> One question before I apply this: why is the differentiation
> needed?  Is it because "smooth scrolling" is in a different
> context when used in the toggle description?

For some languages that might indeed be the case, but for Dutch it's 
okay.  It's just that option explanations in --help texts normally 
begin with a lower case letter, as they are not full sentences: 
they do not end in a period either.  There are quite a few apps 
that don't follow this custom, so I won't try to change all those; 
but it would be nice if all Dutch translations could be consistent.

(That the in-nano ^G option explanations do begin with an uppercase 
letter also in Dutch even when those lines are not sentences either, 
I'd like to leave that way, as it somehow looks better.)


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