[PATCH] RFC: Changing the language of individual KDE programs

Thomas Diehl thd at kde.org
Tue May 15 09:05:29 BST 2007


I just received the following update on this more than 6 year old 
wishlist item with now 328 votes 
(http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24348). If this is true we won't 
see the requested feature in KDE 4.0 either:

Well, the bug was essentially closed by Krzysztof Lichota (SVN commit 
644712 http://websvn.kde.org/branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/?pathrev=647712) 
but his contribution was reverted for no new feature is allowed to the 
stable branch before it is implemented in trunk... and there seems to be 
nobody who'd will to be that... (see also some discussion in BR 103467 
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103467 )



Thomas Diehl wrote:
> Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
>> Stephan Kulow napisał(a):
>>> Am Sonntag, 4. März 2007 20:27 schrieb Krzysztof Lichota:
>>>> I have implemented often-requested (327 votes) bug 24348: Changing the
>>>> language of individual KDE programs. Patch is attached (for KDE 3.5.x).
>>> I don't mind adding a key how to enable this menu to the 
>>> documentation, but I doubt the 20 people voting are representative. I 
>>> see the use case really as
>>> translators/developers of KDE applications, so it shouldn't be found 
>>> by end users by default.
> Since the quoted request was by me I'd like to stress that I made it as 
> an "end user", not as (former) translator: "A lot of people actually 
> prefer the original terminology of certain specialized apps -- not only 
> developers ... Also if you are frequently using international newsgroups 
> or mailinglists you _must_ know at least the English terms of the app 
> you are talking about or may even want to definitely switch to the 
> respective version."
> As a professional DTPer, I bought eg English versions of all respective 
> apps (for Windows) and I would really hate to see the default desktop 
> language (German) forced on me like KDE does. At least from a "normal 
> user" perspective who does not know about the "hidden switches".

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