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Re: [gettext] Translations under a language's main dialect are not found

From: Gunnar Hjalmarsson
Subject: Re: [gettext] Translations under a language's main dialect are not found if LANGUAGE contains only the language code
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:56:33 +0100
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On 2011-03-10 01:02, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> Bruno Haible wrote:
>>> Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>>>> [ resending this with the gettext address instead of
>>>> address@hidden Don't know if it matters, considering that the
>>>> lists are archived together. ]
>>> Sure it matters. bug-gnu-gettext, bug-sed, bug-gawk, bug-diff have different
>>> subscribers, but the archive is shared.
>> To me it looks like the mailman list is shared as well, and that other
>> addresses but address@hidden are aliases. If it's possible to
>> subscribe to bug-gnu-gettext only, I'd appreciate a pointer to some
>> resource that explains how.
> I think that regardless of some of these being aliases to the same
> mailing list that whatever is documented should be the preferred
> address.  Right now some of those are aliases but that can change at
> any time.  (I don't recall at the moment but an alias was converted to
> a full mailing list just recently.)  It is harder to go wrong if you
> follow the documented procedure and addresses.  And if it does go
> wrong anyway then you can point to the documentation and blame it. :-)
> bug-gnu-utils is a real mailing list.  But bug-sed, bug-gawk,
> bug-diff, and bug-gnu-gettext are aliases to it.  You can't subscribe
> to them individually.  These are project aliases installed on
> fencepost.gnu.org.
> The aliases sometimes have additional recipients such as bug-gawk and
> bug-gnu-gettext that both go directly to their respective maintainers
> in addition to the mailing list.  So one critical difference is for
> the maintainers that are sometimes subscribed directly, and possibly
> only, through the alias and not the generic, combined, multiple use
> mailing list.  The alias might be the only way for the maintainer to
> see the message.  Bruno gets a direct copy of bug-gnu-gettext messages
> but not for bug-gnu-utils.  The same for Arnold who gets a direct copy
> of bug-gawk.  This is the reason it is important to always follow the
> preferred reporting address.
> That is also why you will sometimes see replies from the maintainers
> before the message to the mailing list has made it through
> lists.gnu.org.  When lists.gnu.org is behind handling email then they
> still get their copy and can look at the email and don't have to wait
> for the mailing lists to catch up.
> I hope that helps to clear things up.
> Bob

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