[rkward-devel] RKWard release nearing

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Fri Feb 6 20:20:12 UTC 2015


for the record:

On Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:58:23 +0100
Jaap Woldringh <jjhwoldringh at ziggo.nl> wrote:
> Op 05-02-15 om 20:33 schreef Thomas Friedrichsmeier:
> > what I meant / thought was the problem, was that the string contains
> > some terms that are function / variable names and should be kept as
> > is in any translation. Not all of those were marked up, and at least
> > for the term "parameters" (in this case the name of a function
> > argument) that's clearly problematic.

This issue should be fixed with the next run of scripty. Let me know,
if you come across similar issues, elsewhere in rkward. For background:
Most of these messages have just become translatable for the first
time, and many were not originally written with i18n in mind.

> > Anyway, the translator (Jaap) got back to me, and as far as I
> > understand, the key issues he sees are something different:
> > - these translation units are too large (at least one is much larger
> >    than the example, I cited, too).
> > - they contain too much markup (as a reminder, these are
> >    HTML-formatted lists).
> >
> > Well, I can see those points. As you will have noted, these strings
> > are rather atypical for us, and that's why I did not worry about
> > this, so far. I can basically offer two possible solutions:
> >
> > 1. Split up the translation units "manually" (in the source, of
> > course).
> > 2. Automatically extract each bullet point in any list as a separate
> > translation unit.

> The second point is a most welcome answer to what I
> mentioned/complained about  in my previous mail, and I am very
> satisfied that it falls into fertile ground. Thank you for this.
> I would say: any solution that keeps the messages short is welcome,
> so whether you choose possibility 1. or 2. is quite equal to me :).

Regarding this, I have done _some_ more splitting for the strings in
question, now. At least you should no longer see cases where two entire
lists are contained in one translation unit.

Splitting within a list is firmly on my TODO list, but is not entirely
trivial in our setup, so this will need a bit more time.

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