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Re: od --help: many translations provide invalid option advice

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: od --help: many translations provide invalid option advice
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 10:24:24 +0200

Erwin Poeze wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 08:19:33PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> As spotted in
>> fr.po makes "od --help" print invalid advice in French locales.
>> Unfortunately, it's not just the short-name for the --strings option
>> and it's not just the French locale that are affected.
>> This shows 12 locales that are afflicted:
>> [...]
>> Is there some way that I (as upstream coreutils maintainer)
>> can perform the global substitutions to correct all of those .po files?
>> Of course, it would be better to have individual translation teams
>> correct the modified translatable parts, too, but considering
>> the percent-translated figures for some locales, I'd rather at least
>> perform the minimal fix across the board.
>> Here are similar changes:
>> -  -b   same as -t oC, select octal bytes\n\
>> +  -b   same as -t o1, select octal bytes\n\
>> -  -l   same as -t d4, select decimal longs\n\
>> +  -l   same as -t dL, select decimal longs\n\
>> And here are some additions:
>> +  -s   same as -t d2, select decimal 2-byte units\n\
>> +  -x   same as -t x2, select hexadecimal 2-byte units\n\
> How about the following approach. You send a mail to the translators
> assigned the coreutils
> with a request to change the strings you point out. If you do not get
> a reponse in let say
> 2 weeks you can send me the modified po files and I'll replace the
> current ones. Would that work for you?

For each language, would you recommend to contact the team address or
the currently-specified (for coreutils) individual?

In either case, is there an automated way to obtain
the 14 email addresses to which I'll report these problems?

Thanks for the prompt reply.


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