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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jean-Noël AVILA <jn.avila@free.fr>
Cc: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>, Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>, "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>, Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.org>, Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>, Jiang Xin <worldhello.net@gmail.com>, Alexander Shopov <ash@kambanaria.org>, Jordi Mas <jmas@softcatala.org>, Ralf Thielow <ralf.thielow@gmail.com>, Christopher Díaz  <christopher.diaz.riv@gmail.com>, Marco Paolone <marcopaolone@gmail.com>, Changwoo Ryu <cwryu@debian.org>, Vasco Almeida <vascomalmeida@sapo.pt>, Dimitriy Ryazantcev <DJm00n@mail.ru>, Peter Krefting <peter@softwolves.pp.se>, Trần Ngọc Quân  <vnwildman@gmail.com>, Jacques Viviers <jacques.viviers@gmail.com>, m4sk1n <m4sk1n@o2.pl>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] submodule: avoid sentence-lego in translated string
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:26:25 +0900
Message-ID: <xmqq7ew3rdxa.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7894534.MaGmRTisnX@cayenne>

Jean-Noël AVILA <jn.avila@free.fr> writes:

> On Monday, 9 October 2017, 09:47:26 CEST Stefan Beller wrote:
>
>> I always assumed that translators are aware of these issues and sort of
>> work around this somehow, maybe like this:
>> 
>>   "submodule entry '%s' (%s) is not a commit. It is of type %s"
>
> Translators can be aware of the issue if the coder commented the 
> internationalization string with some possible candidates for the placeholders 
> when it is not clear unless you check in the source code. Much effort was 
> poured into translating the technical terms in other parts of Git; it seems 
> awkward to just step back in this occurence.

I do not see this particular case as "stepping back", though.

Our users do not spell "git cat-file -t commit v2.0^{commit}" with
'commit' translated to their language, right?  Shouldn't an error
message output use the same phrase the input side requests users to
use?

  reply index

Thread overview: 13+ messages in thread (expand / mbox.gz / Atom feed / [top])
2017-10-08  7:38 [L10N] Kickoff of translation for Git 2.15.0 round 1 Jiang Xin
2017-10-08  8:48 ` [PATCH] submodule: avoid sentence-lego in translated string Martin Ågren
2017-10-08  9:32   ` Philip Oakley
2017-10-08 10:26     ` Martin Ågren
2017-10-09  0:51     ` brian m. carlson
2017-10-09  1:30       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-09  4:14         ` Martin Ågren
2017-10-09 16:47           ` Stefan Beller
2017-10-09 21:11             ` Jean-Noël AVILA
2017-10-10  1:26               ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2017-10-10  2:35                 ` Changwoo Ryu
2017-10-10 18:14                   ` Martin Ågren
2017-10-08 12:18 ` [PATCH] i18n: add a missing space in message Jean-Noel Avila

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