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Re: other/2857: i18n, translations does not work

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 07:26:26AM +0200, Dennis Bjorklund wrote:
> On Tue, 22 May 2001, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> > test.c:1:16: /usr: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
> > test.c: I en funktion `main':
> > test.c:2: warning: unused variable `x'
> > test.c:2: warning: Programfl?det n?r slutet p? en icke-void funktion
> >
> > [I made up and inserted into sv.po the translation for
> > "In function `%s':" as a test; I do not speak Swedish.]
> I looks nice, and the string is really swedish!

It was a guess based on other strings in sv.po.

> > If we apply this patch, update gcc.pot, and freeze diagnostics on the
> > branch, will you have enough time to complete the translation to
> > Swedish?
> I'm not sure. It takes quite some time to translate a program like gcc.
> Programmers (like me) have been using english compilers for ever and are
> used to the english error messages, and one have to be carefull to do it
> good, the most important part is that no information is lost.

I understand.

A translation is something that could easily get added in a 3.0.x
patch release, if it isn't ready in time for 3.0.0, so don't feel
pressured.  I think that independent of this the machinery should
work in 3.0.0.

zw    If punishments don't compensate the victims and don't prevent future
      crimes they seem to me to be indistinguishable from random acts of
      	-- Bernard Peek

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