Re: Translations of folder names - two proposals

On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 11:36 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 16:42 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 11:26 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Ok to try and solidify this here is a proposal for how we move ahead
> > > which avoids the concerns about gconf and magic symlinks but uses the
> > > environment. At the same time it allows us to change the rules later.
> > 
> > There are some problems with environment variables though.
> > 
> Well, I would solve all these in the following way:
> GNOME never sets the env variable at all, nor is there GUI for it. If
> unset, they default to the hardcoded directory. If you set them somehow,
> then GNOME will attempt to use your override dir. If nobody uses the
> feature, it will probably bitrot and not work, but if someone seriously
> cares they will be able to go through and find the issues and file/fix
> bugs.

So, if you change the locale you'd get a duplicated Desktop directory in
another language, using only the one in the current locale? What about
translations added later, or changed?

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