Re: Promoting greater integration between developers/writers/I18N:) [and testers!:)]

Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> writes:


> I strongly expect we would turn off any feature to add "report a bug" 
> to the Help menu, but for a different reason ... it's just too 
> prominent of a placement for an activity that in the end very
> few users should have to or will want to do.

With my translator goggles on, I must say I disagree strongly.

At least for the Danish team, we know that there are a lot of typos
and misunderstandings in the translations (because each time we survey
them, we find quite a lot). The ordinary users are best equipped to
find these bugs since they get to look at the strings a lot - and also
sometimes have a much better specific domain knowledge.

But we've never been able to get anyone to report the issues. I've had
3-4 reports since I started translating Gnome for a couple of years
ago, and only one of those was from a user (the others were from
fellow translators).

Instead people go around ridiculing the GNU/Linux desktop. I know
that, I've encountered that attitude lots of times.

If we can get more people to help, that would just be incredibly cool!

Ole Laursen

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