Re: [PATCH] Re-localise conflict prompt
C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> On 04/09/2013 11:45 AM, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> I frankly cannot recall a single tool that localizes its command line,
>> either commands, options or option values. That way lies insanity; you
>> might as well localize C.
> Agreed. Madness.
>> On the other hand, I wouldn't mind localizing the interactive prompts,
>> except for the actual command codes. So the example French translation
>> of the conflict prompt makes perfect sense to me.
> Yup. I see no problem with the likes of:
> "Do you wish to continue? [y/n]"
> being translated:
> "¿Desea continuar? [(y) sí / (n) no]"
> From Wikipedia's "Internationalization_and_localization" page:
> One example of the pitfalls of localization is the attempt made by
> Microsoft to keep some keyboard shortcuts significant in local
> languages. This has resulted in some (but not all) programs in the
> Italian version of Microsoft Office using "CTRL + S" (sottolineato)
> as a replacement for "CTRL + U" (underline), rather than the (almost)
> universal "Save" function.
> That's the kind of nonsense we want to avoid. Typing 'p' for
> "postpone" at a conflict resolver prompt should have exactly the
> same effect regardless of the locale.
No objection here.
Received on 2013-04-09 18:40:11 CEST
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