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Re: Suggestion: Add optional-templates to the manual

From: Dora Scilipoti
Subject: Re: Suggestion: Add optional-templates to the manual
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:36:10 +0200
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On 29/06/2014 09:57, Ineiev wrote:

> [...] the regular translators
> should know how to start a "New Translation", and that page now has
> a reference to optional templates.

I think you are asking too much if you expect "regular" translators to read
the GNUN manual. Why not simply say that they need to ignore the .opt
extension and treat it as a normal .pot? Then, if you really want to, you
can add a link to the GNUN manual for further insight.

>  > <off-topic>
>  > I wonder if people who added the fsf-licensing include are aware that this
>  > is optional, and if they have considered using the .note class as a better
>  > choice to make sure it will be translated.
>  > </off-topic>
> I don't think they are aware there are such things as optional templates
> or any templates at all; the .note class is orthogonal to using SSIs,
> and it wouldn't help maintain the same text that should show up in many
> places.

The thing is that this "optional" template is not really optional. If it is
not translated, it will insert a piece of English text on a translated
page, which is not desirable. Plus, I don't think the FSF considers this to
be optional, I think they consider it important (it's donation-oriented.)

Dora Scilipoti
GNU Education Team

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