Re: The use of positional arguments in translations
- From: Sven Neumann <sven gimp org>
- To: Gnome I18N List <gnome-i18n gnome org>
- Subject: Re: The use of positional arguments in translations
- Date: 18 Mar 2002 19:02:54 +0100
> > Nothing needs to suffer. The maintainers need to ensure that any
> > string that uses positional arguments in one of its translations
> > does not get fed into g_strdup_printf. This is not insurmountable.
> > I am not thrilled with it, but it is simple enough that it should be
> > done. We can not afford to be prima donas and just ignore those
> > platforms.
so you want me to go through approximately 150,000 translated messages
and check that the translators got everything right? No, I don't think
you can put the burden on the maintainers.
> Excuse my ignorance, but somehow I don't see the problem with filing a
> bug report against glib and having it fixed. This is fighting symptoms
> and definitely not the Right Way.
I doubt that you'll see this fixed in 2.0 (if ever). Positional
arguments are very difficult get right and I doubt anyone wants to
code such a beast.
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