Re: New strings in GDM
- From: "Francesco Marletta" <francesco marletta tiscali it>
- To: "GNOME i18n list" <gnome-i18n gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New strings in GDM
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 12:38:31 +0100
> To: ┼smund SkjŠveland
> Cc: GNOME i18n list
> Subject: Re: New strings in GDM
> From: Danilo Segan
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 12:16:40 +0100
> Hi ┼smund,
> ┼smund SkjŠveland writes:
> >> Translators, please update your translations.
> > What is "jekavian"?
> It's a dialect of Serbian used in Montenegro and among Serbs in
> Bosnia (though, this is somewhat fuzzy, because language of all the
> people there is mostly the same, except for some common words). It's
> similar to Croatian in pronounciation of ancient letter "yat", but
> vocabulary is more in line with "regular" Serbian.
but, I think, it's the case to have a so detailed localization?
It wouldn't be sufficient to have the more used language (for each nation)
It will the same as have a localization for each italian (see my email address)
dialect (and most of them are really different from eachother)
> The difference is somewhat along the lines of difference
> between en_GB and en_US, but with more particular changes (i.e. it
> cannot be amounted to a couple of dozen words, but more like thousands
> of them).
> What you're mostly interested in is how to pronounce it (so you can
> transcribe it in your language). It's pronounced like
> "ee-ye-kawskee" (cyrillic "?????????") in Serbian (it's not
> "jay-kawian"); I don't know about any other language, including
> English. Perhaps you should search Google in your own language to
> find out if there's any accepted spelling for that.
These are really hard things to manage...
> I considered putting a translators' comment there, but I was not
> really sure what should I write. Any suggestions?
I think that what you have wrote in your email is fine (even for po comment)
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