Re: gnome control center trouble with sawfish-0.37.2
- From: <simos pc96 ma rhbnc ac uk>
- To: Karl Eichwalder <keichwa gmx net>
- Cc: John Harper <jsh eazel com>,Tadayuki Okada <tadayuki okada windriver com>,<sawfish lists eazel com>, <gnome-i18n gnome org>
- Subject: Re: gnome control center trouble with sawfish-0.37.2
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 20:25:19 +0000 (GMT)
On 20 Feb 2001, Karl Eichwalder wrote:
> "John Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I don't know how this happened, I just apply the patches people send
> > me. Perhaps the cvs history could help us get the original text back?
> I see you just did revert some previous changes (thanks!); of course, it
> wasn't my intention to blame anybody -- neither you nor a translator.
> These .desktop files are an ugly mix of ASCII, ISO-8859-xx, UTF-8, and
> something (broken by design ;-) as we all know).
> I thought with the advent of xml-i18n-tools translators should stop edit
> .destops files directly? Do I still life in vain when I hope the
> extract script should fetch the strings from the .desktop files and put
> them into the .po files (like strings from other source files)?
> Anyway, it ain't no use to touch .desktop files and to put in 8bit
> characters (IMO); partly, German strings ('de') are in iso-8859-1,
> partly in UTF-8(?) -- is it considered to work this way?
To avoid the pain of the .desktop transition to the XX.po, I would
a. Once the convertion is complete, the .desktop files should be removed
or backed-up somewehere else.
I assume that with a small script, the translations can be added to the
individual .po files and marked as fuzzy for further checking.
b. The "po/desk.pl" script should be removed.
(In nautilus/po there is a stray desk.pl).
Also, in the case that the application can safely use the xml-i18n-tools,
the update.pl/update.sh scripts should be removed.
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