Re: Translation of developer tools
Filippos Papadopoulos <filip@...
2005-10-02 15:47:20 GMT
On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, Isak Savo wrote:
> Hi list.
> Me and Mike had a discussion yesterday about removing the translations
> for the developer tools (makeinstaller and (un)setup). The reason is
> obviously to reduce the number of strings to translate, which in my
> copy of HEAD is around 300(!) now for core+gtkfe.
> By removing those strings, the numbers would decrease with about 50-60 strings.
> The argument for removing them is that developers are supposed to know
> English good enough to understand those messages. Also, we don't have
> translations of the API docs and tutorials so we already implicitly
> demand English knowledge of our packagers.
> So, are there any objections to me removing the i18n support for those tools?
> I'd specifically like to hear arguments from people who don't speak
> English as first language.
> Isak Savo
> PS. Many of those strings are already translated by the translations
> in the stable branch, so removing them only affect new translations
> and if we add/change messages in the dev tools. Let's consider an
> eventual removal an "investment for the future"