[Uml-devel] Re: kdesdk/umbrello/umbrello

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Mon Dec 22 07:35:03 UTC 2003

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 02:53:00PM +0100, Sebastian Stein wrote:
> Peeter Russak <pezz at tkwcy.ee> [031222 14:27]:
> > Please, english- and german-speaking developers, most of languages out there 
> > are more complicated than yours, so forget your fanciness and think about 
> > others too. Umbrello is good and fancy name for UML modelling tool, no need 
> > for needless carneval.
> I like to state it again. A name is a name and doesn't need to be
> translated. If we accept Umbrello UML Modeller as the name, no part should
> be translated. Only if we accept UML Modeller as description or addition,
> you have to translate it. To give another example. My name is Sebastian
> Stein. If I met an English speaking people, I also say "My name is Sebastian
> Stein." I don't say "My name is Sebastian Stone."

I disagree, I think it best to translate it in whichever way makes
most sence for that language.  Most languages seem to have translated
the UML Modeller bit but if it doesn't make sence to do so it can be
left out.  And for languages which don't use the latin alphabet they
may not even want to keep the Umbrello bit.

Jonathan Riddell

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