[Xfce-i18n] xfcalendar: please use Q_() sometimes

Daichi Kawahata daichi at xfce.org
Sun Apr 30 11:07:39 CEST 2006

On Sun, 30 Apr 2006 10:39:43 +0200
Andras Mohari wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:32:16PM +0900, Daichi Kawahata wrote:
> > So far, it's only used for the word has multiple meanings
> > in the different places, therefore, should be separated to
> > translate. Basically, a context should be read by the
> > translators themselves in the running applications.
> > 
> > Probably you may have the reason not to compile the application,
> > but please re-consider that if you want to contribute the better
> > translations to Hungarian users.
> I did compile and try it, so I know where and how they are used.
> I wrote because those short strings seem to be a bit "fragile".
> You might one day use any of them in a different context *without*
> noticing that they should not be the same in other languages.
> OK, that's not the case now, so maybe I shouldn't have come up
> with this. I'm sorry about that. But you know Murphy: If anything
> can go wrong... ;-) (Looks like it always troubles me when I see
> short msgids in PO files. Sometimes I'm not very fond of the idea
> to use messages as IDs.)
> > If you're going to translate the given strings without that,
> > it's hard to know what the strings mean at any rate and an
> > inserting the well-thought context string to make sense isn't
> > that easy. Or rather it should be done as a comment `/**/' in
> > xgettext with `--add-comments=TRANSLATORS' but I don't know
> > how to use that with intltool.
> (I don't think you need a well-thought context string, just
> something to make msgids unique. For example, "time|Free",
> "time|Busy", "appointment|Start", "appointment|End" etc.
> But again, they are still unique now as they are, I have to
> admit.)

Whether the string is unique or not, sometimes those really
short words may confuse a translator at first glance yes,
I'll demand for that to xfce4-dev ML later.


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