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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>
Cc: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>,
	Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/3] usage: prefix all lines in `vreportf()`, not just the first
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 21:08:44 +0900
Message-ID: <xmqqa7sihdf7.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAN0heSry9ncTTzjw2fB=wxTAo3YPyQq-wbONpXCsfi_Syxfj-A@mail.gmail.com>

Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com> writes:

> About the _("\t")-approach that you mentioned up-thread. It would allow
> a translator to adjust all the indentations for a particular language.
> To be clear, what you mean is _("         " /* 9 spaces */) to align
> nicely with "warning: ", which is the longest English string. Then the
> translator would translate the nine spaces and all of "fatal:   " and
> others to padded strings, all of the same length (not necessarily nine).
> Correct?

I was envisioning that these

	error: the first line of an error message
	       and the second line indented by 7 places (strlen("error:")+1)
	info: the first line of an info message
	      and the second line indented by 6 places (strlen("info:")+1)

are produced by

	vreportf("error: ", "       " /* 7 spaces */,
		 "the first line of an error message\nand the second ...");
	vreportf("info: ", "      " /* 6 spaces */,
		 "the first line of an info message\nand the second ...");

And if all of these string literals were inside _(), then depending
on how many display columns translated version of "error" and "info"
takes in the target language, these 7-space and 6-space secondary
prefixes would be "translated" differently.

Of course, since your language may translate "error" and "fatal" to
different display columns, the 7-space secondary prefix in this one

	vreportf("fatal: ", "       " /* 7 spaces */,
		 "the first line of a fatal error message\nand the second ...");

needs to be mapped to a string that is differnt from the 7-space for
"error: ".  I think you would use "contexts" to map the same source
7-space to different translated string when it becomes necessary.

https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/Contexts.html

  reply index

Thread overview: 95+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-17  6:01 What's cooking in git.git (May 2018, #02; Thu, 17) Junio C Hamano
2018-05-17  6:39 ` jk/branch-l-0-deprecation (was Re: What's cooking in git.git (May 2018, #02; Thu, 17)) Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-05-17  9:48   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-17 11:00     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-05-17 12:02       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-17 13:36     ` Jeff King
2018-05-24 15:10       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-05-24 19:22         ` Jeff King
2018-05-24 19:31           ` [PATCH] branch: issue "-l" deprecation warning after pager starts Jeff King
2018-05-25  1:55             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-25  2:40               ` Jeff King
2018-05-25  8:56                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-25  9:14                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-25 17:10                     ` Jeff King
2018-05-26  2:37                       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-25 21:00                     ` [RFC PATCH 0/3] usage: prefix all lines in `vreportf()`, not just the first Martin Ågren
2018-05-25 21:00                       ` [RFC PATCH 1/3] usage: extract `prefix_suffix_lines()` from `advise()` Martin Ågren
2018-05-28  8:27                         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-28 18:40                         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-29 21:33                           ` Jeff King
2018-05-29 21:39                         ` Jeff King
2018-05-30  1:42                           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-30  6:00                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-30 10:26                               ` Martin Ågren
2018-05-31  6:07                                 ` Jeff King
2018-05-25 21:00                       ` [RFC PATCH 2/3] usage: prefix all lines in `vreportf()`, not just the first Martin Ågren
2018-05-28  9:25                         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-28 18:45                           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-28 21:45                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-29  4:49                               ` Martin Ågren
2018-05-29  5:50                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-29 10:30                                   ` Martin Ågren
2018-05-29 12:08                                     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2018-05-29 15:50                                 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-30 10:19                                   ` Martin Ågren
2018-05-29 21:32                           ` Jeff King
2018-05-30 10:20                             ` Martin Ågren
2018-05-25 21:00                       ` [RFC PATCH 3/3] usage: translate the "error: "-prefix and others Martin Ågren
2018-05-26  2:32                   ` [PATCH] branch: issue "-l" deprecation warning after pager starts Junio C Hamano
2018-05-26  2:33                     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-29 21:20                     ` Jeff King
2018-05-29 21:21                       ` Jeff King
2018-05-30  2:48                         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-31  5:44                           ` Jeff King
2018-05-26 19:39                 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-06-02  4:46                 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-02  8:10                   ` Jeff King
2018-05-26 18:45             ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-05-29 21:15               ` Jeff King
2018-05-30  2:52                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-31  5:51                   ` Jeff King
2018-06-01  1:35                     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-31  5:52                   ` Kaartic.Sivaraam
2018-05-17 13:22 ` What's cooking in git.git (May 2018, #02; Thu, 17) Derrick Stolee
2018-05-17 18:20 ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 18:29   ` [PATCH 0/2] Reroll 2 last commits of sb/object-store-replace Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 18:29     ` [PATCH 1/2] object.c: free replace map in raw_object_store_clear Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 18:29     ` [PATCH 2/2] replace-object.c: remove the_repository from prepare_replace_object Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 18:40   ` [PATCH] merge-recursive: give notice when submodule commit gets fast-forwarded Stefan Beller
2018-05-18 19:43     ` [PATCH v2 0/1] rebased: inform about auto submodule ff Leif Middelschulte
2018-05-18 19:48     ` [PATCH v3 " Leif Middelschulte
2018-05-18 19:48       ` [PATCH 1/1] Inform about fast-forwarding of submodules during merge Leif Middelschulte
2018-05-18 21:25         ` Elijah Newren
2018-05-21  4:12           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-17 19:46   ` [PATCH 0/8] Reroll of sb/diff-color-move-more Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 1/8] xdiff/xdiff.h: remove unused flags Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 2/8] xdiff/xdiffi.c: remove unneeded function declarations Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 3/8] diff.c: do not pass diff options as keydata to hashmap Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 4/8] diff.c: adjust hash function signature to match hashmap expectation Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 5/8] diff.c: add a blocks mode for moved code detection Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 6/8] diff.c: decouple white space treatment from move detection algorithm Stefan Beller
2018-05-18  4:00       ` Simon Ruderich
2018-05-18 19:25         ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 7/8] diff.c: add --color-moved-ignore-space-delta option Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 19:46     ` [PATCH 8/8] diff: color-moved white space handling options imply color-moved Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 22:53     ` [PATCH 0/8] Reroll of sb/diff-color-move-more Jonathan Tan
2018-06-07 23:54     ` Jacob Keller
2018-05-17 22:36   ` What's cooking in git.git (May 2018, #02; Thu, 17) Junio C Hamano
2018-05-17 22:39     ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 22:56     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-17 22:58       ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-21  1:57 ` brian m. carlson
2018-05-21 17:36   ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-25 12:28 ` sb/submodule-move-nested breaks t7411 under GIT_FSMONITOR_TEST Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-25 17:27   ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-25 19:49   ` Stefan Beller
2018-09-06 12:31     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-09-06 16:57       ` Stefan Beller
2018-09-06 19:03         ` Ben Peart
2018-09-06 20:14           ` Stefan Beller
2018-09-06 20:34             ` [PATCH] git-mv: allow submodules and fsmonitor to work together Stefan Beller
2018-09-10 15:58               ` Ben Peart
2018-09-10 16:29                 ` [PATCH v1] " Ben Peart
2018-09-10 17:07                   ` Stefan Beller
2018-09-10 19:38                     ` Ben Peart

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