Re: More americanisms?

On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 14:55 +0100, Thomas Wood wrote:
> I just noticed this in the release notes of gdm 2.15:
> - GDM now uses the string "Start Over" instead of "Cancel" in the GUI.
> I hope that the en_GB translation doesn't include this atrocious use of 
> the English language. I assume I'm not the only one who cringes at this 
> kind of phrase?

No; it's awful.

I'm assuming it's to do with this kind of thing:

"Cancel" isn't really a good translation of "Start Over"; it would need
to be something like "Clear", "Retry", "Reset" or something - "Restart"
would also work, but would probably be a bad button in the context ;)

Maybe "Try Again", or [even better] "Back to Square One" L:oD



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