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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Language Variables as Constants...
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:36:43 GMT
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Aivaras Stepukonis
<> 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.

>From what you have seen so far, how big is the problem?  Are you
seeing a handful of strings like this?  100?  1000?   Although we
cannot restructure the strings in 4.0.1, we can look for ways to
improve in OpenOffice 4.1.


> I've given an example of this in an earlier e-mail.
> Aivaras
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