[XFCE4] Internalization ?

Xavier MAILLARD zedek at fxgsproject.org
Sun Sep 15 09:53:59 CEST 2002

Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at moongroup.com> disait récemment que :

> Hello zeDek,
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2002 08:43:47 +0200
> Xavier MAILLARD <zedek at fxgsproject.org> wrote:
>> Hi dudes !
>> I know this ain't time to talke about that but why don't we
>> internalize the panel and all its components ?
> Well there are several aspects to internationalization. The first step
> is to mark all translatable strings as such in the code. The seccond
> step is to put in the gettext framework so that the strings can be
> extracted. And finaly all strings can be translated in .po files.
> For xfce4 I have tried to consistently mark translatable strings with
> _("string"). Until now I haven't added the gettext framework, but that
> shouldn't be too much of a problem. This automatically means there are
> also no translations yet.
> I'm not sure we should start translating just yet. Most of the visible
> strings in the panel are in the global setup dialog and this is exactly
> the part that will change drastically when we have our common options
> system.
>> As far as I am concerned with other projects, it's one of the biggest
>> part to achieve and I think we should handle this before it becomes
>> too big :)
> This would be an argument to start the translation even though they may
> change a lot. Ok, I'll try and add the gettext stuff today.
>> In fact in the current CVS tree, I'm(was) facing troubles
>> understanding the GUI because of weird words (NL : sorry jasp :) ) and
>> I think the sooner we act on this, the better will be the app.
> This has nothing to do with internationalization ;-) Please tell me what
> you think is weird and I'll consider using something else. There isn't
> all that much text in the GUI so we should be able to come up with
> something reasonably understandable.
> I'm quite sure there are no weird words in the GUI by the way. Are there
> more people having difficulties with my choice of words? I really would
> like to know.

i.e : Uitvoeren... for xfrun 

> greetings,
> 	Jasper
>> Cheers,
>> zeDek
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