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Re: Error in Gettext document

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: Error in Gettext document
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 22:41:12 GMT

    > "A few stand-alone programs to massage in various ways the sets of
    > translatable strings, or already translated strings."
    > I think you meant 'message' instead of 'massage'.

    I think "massage" is used as a verb here, with the meaning of "manipulate,
    tailor, polish". Can a native English speaker tell whether this verb exists
    at all, or whether another verb should be used?

Indeed, "massage" is being used correctly here, and it is a common usage
in the computer world, so it seems fine to me.  "manipulate" would be ok
too, and would slightly more formal/standard usage.


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