Re: String review

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 01:03 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mer, 2005-09-21 at 14:06 -0500, Scott J. Harmon wrote:
> > Christian Persch wrote:
> > > - a database of all (present and past) string in all GNOME modules, and
> > > ways to find 'similar' strings to unify
> > 
> > Why not, instead, incorporate these dialogs into a common library?
> There are a big range of "Unable to open %s", "Unable to write", "Disk
> full", "brain fried" type messages and it would help translators
> immensely if these were in a GTK_STOCK form. GTK_STOCK_EXCUSE say

It would help a lot to keep consistence in gtk applications, and
moreover, it would help a lot if these messages/strings are carefully
elaborated to be usefull for users -- many times developers write
messages that are absolutely useless for users, because 0) users can not
understand them and 1) the messages doesn't suggest them how to go over
the problem, if any.

Claudio Saavedra <csaavedra alumnos utalca cl>

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