Re: Unicode typography in translations


There are still systems that  run in 8-bit.
Will text downgrade nicely if non-8-bit typography is being used in the translations?

best regards

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:26:24PM -0200, Rafael Fontenelle wrote:
2016-11-14 12:31 GMT-02:00 Piotr Dr??g <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 Dr??g
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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

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