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Re: TRANSLATING: HACKING for translators?

From: Peter N. Lundblad <lundblad_at_softhome.net>
Date: 2004-05-02 23:27:57 CEST

On Sun, 2 May 2004, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> In an effort to organise translation contributions, I wrote the following
> document, which I propose to commit as TRANSLATING next to HACKING.
Good work! An addition for clarity

> Starting a new translation
> ==========================
> Before starting a new translation please contact the subversion
> development mailing list to make sure you are not duplicating efforts.
> After that, you should perform the following steps:
> Unix
> 1) check out Subversion (see INSTALL for more information)
> 2) run ./autogen.sh
> 3) run ./configure
> 4) run make locale-gnu-pot
> This step is currently only supported for GNU gettext systems
5) Copy the generated subversion.pot to a file named LANG.po, where
  LANG is the language code of your language.

Also, somewhere in this file or HACKING, I'd like to inform developers of
the badness of constructing sentences by code, for example the string:
Error '%s' for '%s'
where the first part is an action, i.e. "restoring props". We also have
some cases in the command line client. These might be hard to translate
into other languages, so it is better to have the complete strings if
possible. I plan to fix those cases if no one gets to it before me:-), but
still I think this is good advice for this file.


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Received on Sun May 2 23:18:58 2004

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