Re: translating property descriptions

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 19:18 +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:

> 	So, just recently I've realized that gnome-panel marks all its object
> property nicknames and blurbs. Because these widgets are never (and can
> never since its they're not in a library) be used in a GUI builder, the
> strings could never be user visible and, therefore, translating them is
> entirely futile.
> 	For a start, I'd like to unmark all these strings in gnome-panel (66 in
> all). i18n guys, I assume that's okay with you? Nautilus and
> control-center seem to be other major offenders ...
> 	More importantly, though, I'd like to figure out what should the
> general guideline here:
>   + Any object properties that aren't in installed libraries
>     shouldn't be translated?
>   + How about libegg? Its not supposed to be an installable library,
>     so it makes sense not to mark these either, right?
>   + Now, how about libraries that aren't currently being used in
>     GUI builders? Like eel, libnautilus*, etc., etc. Should we take
>     the pragmatic approach of not imposing this burden on translators
>     until we know it is actually useful to somebody?
> 	I know this sounds like a minor issue, but we're talking about a fairly
> large number of strings that are being translated needlessly.

Sounds like a great idea. I will compile patches against various GNOME
modules as well as libegg.


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