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Re: Q: Can you please assist me with translation?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Q: Can you please assist me with translation?
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:46:20 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Mirsad Todorovac <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 15:23:47 +0200 (CEST)
> I'm Mirsad and I've got the job and honor ;-) to translate GNU tar to
> Croatian, and perhaps other languages.

Thanks.  In your translation, can you please make it clear which
dialect you're using?  I assume it's Ijekavian, but that should be
made clear in the translation file, in a comment in the header.  If
the translation is also portable to other Stokavian dialects commonly
used in Croatia (e.g., Ikavian) or to other non-Stokavian dialects
(e.g., Cakavian, Kajkavian), that should also be noted.

> (Actually, I have already been given a blessing for Bosnian ...

Which linguistic variant?  Again, this stuff should appear in the

For completeness, the comments should appear in all translation files,
not just those for GNU tar.

As we're both well aware, the issue of language variants in the former
Yugoslavia is sensitive one.  It's important to make it clear exactly
what the goal of the the translation is, to avoid ruffling feathers


> I wondered can you assist me with some entries and program messages, that
> I still have doubts of?


PS.  Pardon my lack of accents, but bug-tar is an ASCII forum.

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