Re: Unicode typography in translations

2016-11-14 12:31 GMT-02:00 Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag gmail com>:
Hello translators,

You might have noticed a lot of changes in master branches regarding
the use of Unicode typography. GNOME HIG has recommendations for

I have been submitting patches for implementing these recommendations
in the original strings:

This is a great opportunity to improve our translations! For example,
I have been using ASCII typography (characters you can input with your
keyboard: " ", ..., - etc.) in Polish translations for years. This is
actually incorrect, and for some time now I use proper Unicode
characters that the language's rules dictate: „ ”, …, — etc.

It is slightly more work for me, sure, but as HIG puts it, it
drastically improves the impression given by your applications. I
believe some copy and pasting is worth the effort. Here is some info
on other ways to input Unicode:

Naturally, every language has different typography rules. I encourage
you to look into your language's and consider the change.

As a final note, I don't believe there are any technical reasons to
avoid Unicode these days, so you shouldn't worry about that. If an app
crashes because of UTF-8, then it is a bug that needs to be reported
and fixed.

Best regards,

Piotr Drąg
gnome-i18n mailing list
gnome-i18n gnome org

It would be nice to have a script with regexp that could compare msgstr and msgid in a PO file, and report strings that are not in compliance with GNOME's HIG typography.  I don't have such scripting skill, but if someone has it, please consider do it.

Rafael Fontenelle

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]