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Re: [opensuse-translation] Problems with
  • From: Andrea Turrini <andrea.turrini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:58:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <4918927F.8090605@xxxxxxxxx>
Stephan Kulow wrote:
I don't think there are desktop files with plural

Yes, you are right. But now the translated file contains plural strings instead
of singular ones. For example:

#: /usr/share/kde4/templates/TextDocument.desktop
msgctxt "Name(TextDocument.desktop)"
msgid "Text Document..."
-msgstr "Documento di testo..."
+msgstr "Documenti di testo..."

The original string is singular, the new one is plural (the same happens for all
templates ending with "Document...")

- some modified strings seems to be replaced by strings generated by an
automatic translator - some modified strings contain words that do not
exists in Italian - some modified strings do not follow standard Italian
translations (see
oro_traduzione_standard ) - some modified strings contain fuzzy words or now
they are ambiguous
Can you please point to an example string?

A string that does not follow standard translation:

+#: /usr/share/kde4/apps/kabc/formats/kdeaccountsplugin.desktop
#: /opt/kde3/share/apps/kabc/formats/kdeaccountsplugin.desktop
-#: /usr/share/kde4/apps/kabc/formats/kdeaccountsplugin.desktop
msgctxt "Name(kdeaccountsplugin.desktop)"
msgid "KDE Repository Accounts"
-msgstr "Account della sorgente di installazione di KDE"
+msgstr "Account del deposito di KDE"

Repository is always translated as "sorgente di installazione" and not as

For ambiguous strings:

#: /usr/share/applications/kde4/systemsettings.desktop
msgctxt "Name(systemsettings.desktop)"
msgid "Personal Settings"
-msgstr "Impostazioni personali di sistema"
+msgstr "Impostazioni di sistema"

The new string can be retranslated as "System settings". Probably the best translation for this
string is "Impostazioni personali" (without "di sistema")

And for fuzzy strings:

#: /opt/kde3/share/apps/carddecks/decks/deck13.desktop
msgctxt "Name(deck13.desktop)"
msgid "Copy"
-msgstr "Copia"
+msgstr "Impronta"

"Impronta" is the translation of mark, print, but surely not copy.

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