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Re: Localization of user replies

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2004-12-08 09:43:16 CET

Øyvind A. Holm wrote:
> On 2004-12-05 20:13:21 Norbert Unterberg wrote:
>>While doing some polishing work on the German translation, I noticed
>>something which currently fails to localize: The user's response when
>>subversion asks questions:
>>Example: in clients/cmdline/prompt.c:297 subversion asks the user:
>>(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently?
Well and our translation is a good example on how to find a good
solution using the same characters :-)

en: (R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently?
de: Ve(r)werfen, (t)emporär akzeptieren oder (p)ermanent akzeptieren?

> Oh no, please don't. This will lead to potential problems and accidents
No, please don't we had this discussion already a while ago. You also
don't translate the 'svn cp (copy)' command to 'svn kp' in German.

> when using svn under different locales, or if the locale for some reason
> changes into C or something else. An example would be the
> Log message unchanged or not specified
> a)bort, c)ontinue, e)dit
de: (A)bbrechen, Weiterma(c)hen, B(e)arbeiten ;-)

> I believe a consistent command set across the languages would be the
> safest and easiest way to go, even if it means creating solutions like
> using parentheses containing the reply to use.
Yes, so do I. Translate the explanation, but not the action.

- Lübbe

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