Re: [Evolution-hackers] Evolution Errors

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 23:27, Not Zed wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 11:17 -0500, Benjamin Kahn wrote:
> > True.  I included the glade file to be helpful.  
> > 
> > What's the best form for these messages to be in?  They're in a CSV file
> > right now that I can easily convert to just about anything.  (Including
> > simplistic patches.)  But if the two sets of text are going to be
> > separate then maybe a patch isn't the best form at the moment.
> > 
> > (BTW -- using separate strings for the primary text and the secondary
> > text will certainly increase the number of strings to be translated and
> > may make context less clear.  Maybe they should continue to be long
> > strings?)
> Sigh.  The main reason for not wanting to do this is it very tightly
> integrates the strings with the code/library/version we're using to
> display them.  If we decide to change the display format of the strings,
> or decide to display them in a different manner, or log them to disk, or
> all manner of other things, we now have hard-coded, pango-specific
> strings we have to frob around with.

Another reason for not doing long strings is to not break the
translations.  If the strings are separate, any existing strings still
get translated.

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Ximian, Inc.

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