[Xfce-i18n] Terminal release at the end of the week

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 16:09:35 CET 2010

2010/1/29 Javier Sanchez <donoban at gmail.com>:
> Sorry,
> I didn't used to test them. Is this also needed for programs or only
> for documentation?

It's very good to check the result of the translation, this way you
can make the application look good. There are cases where translating
a small message very long, or the opposite, will render the GUI with
excessive sizes.

For example the french translation of Xfburn shows buttons with two
lines of text by the use of return carriers (\n) -- not every message
will display \n as return carriers -- check the screeshot[0].

You can always try to compare with the original messages by running
the application with LANG=C, f.e. in a terminal run "LANG=C xfburn".
To see your results you will have to compile from the source, you have
to install the build prerequesites and clone the git repository, then
you can make and test the application -- without installing -- by
running the compiled binary which is usually placed under
./src/<APPLICATION> but it varies like for xfburn it is under

[0] http://yfrog.com/1fxfburnfrenchp

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