[Xfce-i18n] Request: Definition of 'initialize' in a string
kristjan.siimson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 02:03:44 CET 2009
I grasped the idea of what it means. Given your definition, it does
mean 'to start', and I can safely translate it as such. Thank you.
2009/2/1 Christian Dywan <christian at twotoasts.de>:
> Am Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:51:09 +0100
> schrieb Leandro Regueiro <leandro.regueiro at gmail.com>:
>> > I am translating the following string:
>> > "Failed to initialize xfconf. Reason: %s"
>> > Wiktionary gives following definitions for 'initialize'. Which one,
>> > if any, is the correct definition. If not any, may someone give me
>> > the correct definition?
>> > * To assign initial values to something
>> > * (computing) To assign an initial value to a variable
>> > * (computing) To format a storage medium prior to use
>> > * (computing) To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or
>> > scanner) for use
>> > http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/initialize
>> Hi, some times "initialize" is used instead of "start".
> Initializing in the case of a programme refers to allocating memory,
> loading configuration files and reserving resources at startup. All
> that which is required to properly run and has to be setup in advance.
> If you want to translate this you most certainly want to compare to
> existing translations, it's a very common term.
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