[Xfce-i18n] Proposal for string improvements

Per Kongstad p_kongstad at op.pl
Mon Nov 3 15:21:15 CET 2008

Hi Jannis,

I find that as a good solution. I can give a hand if you wish!

But I would also like to have some kind of official way of issuing
strings in error or with missing explanations or just hard to understand.

Very often we have no way to understand was the developer meant. So
please either use link to feasible explanation or just a small

Best regards,

Per Kongstad


Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Hey,
> I'd like to propose that we handle string-freeze differently this time.
> Due to the large number of new components and incredible amount of
> hacking that has happened during the past few months, we had almost no
> time to improve the English strings. I'd therefore like to postpone the
> string-freeze (which was planned to start with the release of beta2 ...
> yesterday) and instead insert a string-improvement period before the
> string-freeze time.
> I'm not sure how to do this though. One idea would be that native
> English speakers (and those who think their English is really good) and
> maintainers come together a few times (twice a week for an hour maybe)
> to go through the components dialogs and windows and discuss how the
> strings could be improved. We could schedule these meetings and set a
> deadline (like beta3) and *then* enter string-freeze. 
> Any other ideas on how to organize this (if at all)?
> Luckily, not all components have been rewritten from scratch, so we
> could focus on those wo have seen major changes, like
>   libxfcegui4     (the libxfce4kbd-private strings)
>   xfce4-mixer     (not that many strings, but tooltips are missing
>                    everywhere across the application)
>   xfce4-appfinder (only very few strings, no tooltips yet)
>   xfce4-session
>   xfce4-settings
>   xfconf          (with focus on xfconf-query)
>   xfdesktop       (settings dialog mostly)
>   xfwm4           (settings dialogs)
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Jannis
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