[Xfce-i18n] Xfburn error messages

David Mohr squisher at xfce.org
Tue Nov 4 18:39:47 CET 2008

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi> wrote:
> Hi,
> While updating the Finnish translation of xfburn I bumped into a string
> that I think needs fixing, or at least could use an explanatory comment
> for translators:
> : ../xfburn/xfburn-transcoder-basic.c:317
> #: ../xfburn/xfburn-transcoder-gst.c:757
> #, c-format
> msgid "Could not create burn_source from %s!"
> The "_" in "burn_source" makes msgfmt complain unnecessarily about a
> missing keyboard accelerator mark (unless translated/copied literally),
> but that's probably not the only reason to avoid libburn terminology in
> user-visible strings. This goes for most of the new GStreamer-related
> error messages too. Currently these seem more like debug output rather
> than something intended to be informative for end-users.
> Also, there shouldn't be a space before the exclamation mark in
> #: ../xfburn/xfburn-disc-usage.c:185
> msgid "You are trying to burn more data than the disc can contain !"

Yes, that's obviously a mistake.

> Thought I'd bring these up now that you seem close to releasing 0.4.

Right. My strings definitely need a reworking, but thanks for pointing
out some specificts. That was the reason that I didn't call for
translations before releasing this beta version. Before I release
0.4.0 final, I will announce a translation period. While of course any
translator is welcome to get started right now, there are likely going
to be changes to the strings.


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