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Re: Updated German translation

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.co.il>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:13:17 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

Stefan Sperling wrote on Wed, 7 May 2008 at 13:02 +0200:
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:54:40AM +0200, Jens Seidel wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I updated the German translation of Subversion in the 1.5 branch. Please
> > commit!
>
> Hey Jens,
>
> great to finally hear from someone who's actively working on the
> German translation.
>
> I've also started updating it a bit, but haven't committed
> any changes yet. It takes a lot of time. Since you have been working
> on the translation in the past, please keep maintaining it if
> you can, it's highly appreciated.
>
> One request: Could we *please* get rid of these quoting characters
> that, to my knowledge, can only be represented in UTF-8?
> The German translation uses them (‰ and ‰) instead of single quotes,
> even though all other translation use single quotes.
>

The quotes are « and », not what you typed here. (In Vim, they are
"Ctrl-K < <", by the way.)

> I don't think it is wise to require UTF-8 for the output of
> a comman line tool unless absolutely necessary, especially
> since it might be used on terminals that do not understand UTF-8.
> While the quotes as they currently are might look more pretty,
> compatibility with older terminals should have a higher priority.
>
> As Stefan Küng already suggested, please get a tigris.org account
> and request commit access to the German translation. Until you
> have that, I will gladly commit your patches (once we've sorted
> out the quotes issue).
>
> Thanks,
> Stefan
>

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