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Bug 1685236 - make it easy for translators
Summary: make it easy for translators
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: virt-manager
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-03-04 17:47 UTC by jibecfed
Modified: 2019-03-04 17:47 UTC (History)
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Description jibecfed 2019-03-04 17:47:54 UTC
Description of problem:
translating virt-manager is difficult, mostly because of the lack of context, and a little bit because it's about virtualization.

When we see a string to translate, we can't guess the usage of the string. Is is an action ? a status ? etc.

Please add, for every gettext call, a gettext comment, so we can be more efficient in our translation.

Please use, instead of generic variable "%s" an named variable "%(path)s" so we can change the order of variables in the string (and have a better idea of the context and gender to use).

Please use simple vocabulary, every time you just have two technical words next to another, it makes it really difficult to guess what to do.

Here is an example of gettext comment:
https://github.com/hughsie/appstream-glib/blob/master/client/as-builder.c#L117

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Zanata

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Zanata and take a random string

Actual results:
No context

Expected results:
Context for every string

Additional info:

There is a good part of the software that doesn't create any issue to me. I'm available for more exchanges in private if needed.

Thanks a lot for your work, this good software and the energy you spend in taking care of multi-lingual support.

<3


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