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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Language Variables as Constants...
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:28:52 GMT
On 3 September 2013 16:33, Aivaras Stepukonis <astepukonis@gmail.com> wrote:

> It is quite disheartening to find out that some menu item
> titles/descriptors are used in several locations as one and the same string
> assuming that the linguistic expression in those locations can remain
> unchanged (constant). Unfortunate, this is an English-centric assumption.
>
> What has a constant linguistic form in English (thus allowing its
> repetition across the UI without the need to adapt) may actually have a
> variable linguistic form in another language (in my case, it's Lithuanian).
> Repeating such strings in the UI puts a local translator in a very
> uncomfortable position because what looks correct in one place may turn out
> to have an incorrect grammatical form in another.
>
> I've given an example of this in an earlier e-mail.
>
I agree with you, but I have heard others complaining about, why they had
to translate the same word multiple times, e.g. you will find the string
"Cancel" more the 30 times.

rgds
jan I.

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