[Xfce-i18n] Questions about translation
kautto.juha at kolumbus.fi
Wed Oct 20 11:09:47 CEST 2004
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Juha Kautto wrote:
>> Hi !
>> I have now done some translations and I have few questions. Hope
>> somebody knows ?
>> 1) I translated so called .desktop files, too, but I do not see those
>> being used anywhere. So is there any place in Xfce to see how the
>> translations in desktop look like ? (kdm shows xfce.desktop in
>> finnish, but I mean inside Xfce)
> the translated strings appear in the autogenerated desktop menu
> (specifically, the xfce-related .desktop file should end up in the
> Settings menu). if not, then it's an xfdesktop bug.
There is now something that I simple do not get....Bare with me and
let's check panel as an example:
When I do:
I can see: "Xfce Paneeli" which indeed is finnish, but when I check the
corresponding .desktop file:
I see no [fi] language:
Name=Xfce 4 Panel Settings
Name[fr]=Paramètres du panneau Xfce 4
Name[nl]=Instellingen Xfce 4 Panel
Comment[fr]=Paramétrage du panneau
Comment[nl]=Instellingen voor het paneel
But I do find the finnish translation from the panel fi.po file. And if
I change that and make it the new po file, the description in the
setting changes, too. So the strings are not coming from .desktop file ?
Did you mean the xfce-setting-show command or something else ? Where is
that autogenerated desktop menu file you mentioned ? Should it be here:
~/.cache/xfce4/desktop ? the content is:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jkautto jkautto 834 Oct 19 21:17
-rw-r--r-- 1 jkautto jkautto 118 Oct 19 21:17
and the right-click menu in my system has always been the same. very
static. Do I have something wrong in my setup ?
>> 2) Are there any know problems in this area? I copied and tested new
>> translations, but in some places the new finnish words do not appear.
>> Previous line is ok but the suddenly there is english and after that
>> again Finnish. May be my error, but efore I start checking what it
>> might be...is there anything that is known ? perhaps too long phrases
>> are reverted back to the original english ?
> that's weird. i've never heard of something like that happening, but
> i'm not to well-versed in how gettext works.
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