[Xfce-i18n] Terminal translation issues

Maximilian Schleiss maximilian at xfce.org
Sat Feb 7 19:42:59 CET 2009

Fabian Nowak a écrit :
> Hey Terminal developers and translators,

> when trying to translate "Escape sequence", the German translation team
> noticed after a long debate on how to translate that string properly
> that actually the English string itself seems to be wrong:
> The terminal erase bindings type has auto, ascii_del, delete,
> ascii_backspace in that very order, the combo boxes have auto, ascii
> del, escape sequence, and control-h in that order.
> Besides, the handling in terminal_screen_update_binding_backspace does
> not respect the order and makes reading the program text very difficult.
> Anyway, apart from that, there's only a few people being left that know
> what  control-h might be, but most understand the meaning of the names
> of the bindings type, and an escape sequence may be anything, but not in
> particular the delete sequence. Similarly, Ctrl-D should be used for
> delete when using Ctrl-H for backspace, I think.
> So I'd suggest updating the terminal-preferences-dialgo.c to insert 
> "Auto-detect", "ASCII DEL", "DEL" / "Regular DEL" / "Ordinary DEL" and
> "BACKSPACE" / "ASCII BACKSPACE", that directly explains what is meant
> and hides the intrinsics of how a backspace is interpreted or sent to
> the terminal - who cares about that in nowadays times?
if you don't want this to be forgotten, file a bug report.

> Thanks for consideration,
> German translation team / Fabian
Best regards,

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