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Re: address@hidden: Bug#109613: Size column in partition list]

From: Frédéric L . W . Meunier
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Bug#109613: Size column in partition list]
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 00:23:30 -0300
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On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 07:55:34PM +1000, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 05:56:26AM -0300, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> > I think "Sistema de Arquivos" is the right choice. "Sistema"
> > isn't enough, and "Sistema/Arqs" is ugly.
> I'm curious why you think this... do you think "xato" (or even xatu!),
> "vc" and "tô" are also ugly?

Sure they're. You can use them on IRC (I don't), but don't
expect users to like them on GNU Parted or any other

"Sistema" isn't enough because for me "Meu sistema" could be
used to define "My Operating System", but never the file

And some people use "r u" -> "Are you" etc...

> (for everyone else: they are pt_IRC abbreviations for
> "chato", "você", and "eu estou" respectively - feel free
> to have a rant on this - I'm genuinely curious ;) Is
> "ugly" important?  Is it just that you're obsessed with
> perfect pt_BR, or do you think most pt speakers would be
> personally offended, find it confusing, unprofessional or
> whatever?


BTW, use ""Sistema de arquivos", not "Sistema de Arquivos". I
think using CAPS everywhere is the american way.

> Basically, the reason we're having this holy war is some users want more
> information, but we can't fit the information if some cultures object to
> abbreviations.
> pt_BR:  full!
> ------
> Minor    Início      Fim     Tipo      Sistema de arquivos  Sinalizador
> 1          0.984    199.828  primary   linux-swap
> en:  plenty of room!
> ---
> Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
> 1          0.984    199.828  primary   linux-swap
> So we have a choice: good language vs good information.
> What's more important?
> I'd like to think information is more important...

I think both are... But if you really need it, maybe "Sist.
de arquivos" or "Sist. de arq." is OK.

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