Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths

hi :)

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 12:03:05PM +0200, Mikael Hallendal wrote:
> >Aside from the philosophical debates nobody has solved the
> >internationalisation one even for the desktop folder yet. If I log in in
> >Welsh is the Sain folder the same as the Music folder in English. If
> >not, why not. If it is how are you implementing it.
> Why not just do it as they seem to do in Mac OSX, the actual directory 
> names on disk are in English and then translated in Nautilus only. So if 
> you access your home directory by a powertool such as the terminal you 
> go to ~/Desktop no matter if it's named Skrivbord (Swedish) in Nautilus.

that is the most sane method, yes.

Keep all directory names that have to be accessed by multiple
applications in the C locale and provide a method to localize them only
on the desktop.
I.e. do the same like we do with applications:
pick one name for the binary, but translate the name in the application

So we need .desktop entries for directories.
(do they already exist?)
And well, the file open dialog should know about them, too.

Martin Waitz

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