Re: Verbs form in UI actions

On 18/12/2006, at 3:01 AM, Youssef Chahibi wrote:

   In what form (Infinitive, Noun, Imperative) are UI actions
like "Open", "Close", "Show" ... translated in your language?
Do you have any idea about what is intended by the verb form in English, is
Imperative or infinitive?

Imperative. But it really doesn't make much difference in my language. Verbs don't reflect case: in some situations, we add a temporal participle (more often a temporal adverb elsewhere in the statement), but context is best expressed in my language by the use of pronouns, for which gettext does not provide at all.

If I ever get our first OOo release sorted out, Youssef, I'll be able to get on with the glossary work. How's it going from your end?

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)

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