Re: Translating The GIMP
- From: Karl Eichwalder <keichwa gmx net>
- To: Sven Neumann <sven gimp org>
- Cc: gnome-i18n gnome org, gimp-developer lists xcf berkeley edu,Bruno Haible <haible ilog fr>
- Subject: Re: Translating The GIMP
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:43:14 +0200
Sven Neumann <email@example.com> writes:
It isn't up to you as the program maintainer to "merge" translations
from STABLE to HEAD or something like that. Provide hints how
translators might proceed, but please don't change contents of the
> The po files in GIMP HEAD will be converted to UTF-8 since GTK+-2.0
> requires strings to be UTF-8 encoded.
But that's not a valid reason to force the translators to deal with
UTF-8 if they don't want to. GTK developers think they need .mo files
using UTF-8 (why?) convert them at installation time, please!
> I will check in some simple tools that allow you to convert between
> native encodings and UTF-8 since only few editors out there support
> UTF-8 directly.
msgconv (from gettext CVS) can do that...
> For now you don't have to worry about this and I will post some
> detailed explanations after I have completed the changes in the HEAD
PO files are translators land. Maintainers don't have the right to
convert them into another charset. Leave these files alone, please.
Anyway, thanks for your warning :) I'm curious to know how GNOME 2.0
will solve this (non-existing) problem.
firstname.lastname@example.org (work) / email@example.com (home): |
http://www.suse.de/~ke/ | ,__o
Free Translation Project: | _-\_<,
http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/contrib/po/HTML/ | (*)/'(*)
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