Re: Small change in the clock applet

--- Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> > > It's just that
> > > AM/PM doesn't
> > > make sense in their locale (or the locale is
> > > broken). Eg, in France,
> > > we *never* use AM/PM, so even if I want to
> display
> > > the time as
> > > "5:35 PM", I'll only get "5:35" (there's no
> string
> > > for PM defined in
> > > the french locale). So it doesn't make sense to
> > > propose the 12-hour
> > > option in this case.
> > 
> > OK.
> > I'll do a patch for the docs :)
> This probably doesn't even need to be mentioned
> explicitly.
> If our documentation gets translated completely,
> then we need
> only make sure translations are correct.  Maybe we
> could add
> a note to translators in the documentation, so they
> know not
> to do a direct translation.
> Or maybe I'm looking at a pipe-dream scenario.  Hmm.

Here's a scenario:
Suppose I'm bilingual and I sometimes use GNOME in
French or English (I have no idea how, but suppose I
I ask myself why the 12-hour clock isn't available in
French. I look in the help file, but on one of my
'English' days, and there's no explanation. It's not
going to occur to me that the help documentation might
contain different information in English and French.

I don't think it's too much information to add a
sentence "This option is not available in locales
which do not use the 12-hour clock.". :)

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