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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is text segment lost?
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:57:41 GMT
Josef Latt wrote:
>>> I remember fixing it in only one English string. If you find more, please
>>> provide their IDs here.
> https://translate.apache.org/de/aoo40/translate.html#unit=12743681

This is another occurrence indeed. But both were fixed at the time:

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/openoffice/trunk/main/dbaccess/source/ui/querydesign/query.src?r1=1505405&r2=1505404&pathrev=1505405

In the 4.0.x strings, the ones currently being used on Pootle, the fix 
is not visible; the fix is in the 4.1.x strings.

> [Jan] And btw I prefer to have a translation that match
> the en-US version, instead of a translation that match a potential future
> version (who knows if it will be changed again).

Here the reason is that this is a clear error. We are translating what 
was meant to be there. If the string changes again, probably it will be 
flagged for review in Pootle anyway.

But indeed this is a matter of taste. For example, I didn't like the 
"More..." appearing in the status bar menu for language selection (it 
was translated as "Extra..." in Italian). In Italian, we translated it 
as if it was "More languages". This has advantages (clearer for users) 
and drawbacks (not a 1:1 translation, with all possible consequences, 
especially if that string is reused out of context). In this case, the 
right solution is probably to ask that the English string is improved, see
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=123425

Regards,
   Andrea.

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