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Re: [Bug-tar] Bad localization

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Bad localization
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:08:41 +0300

Hendrik Maryns <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> This seems to be caused because people wanted to be too smart, since a
> bit later it says ‘Kan niet savedir’, which is as strange, but ‘savedir’
> is not translated.  Maybe it should be ‘Kan savedir niet uitvoeren’.

That's a possible translation. Another possibility would be '%s: Functie
%s is mislukt' (my Dutch is not perfect, so I may be wrong). 

I must admit that this is rather tar bug, not translator's. The original
message is: `%s: Cannot %s', where the second %s gets replaced with the
function name, e.g. open, seek, close, mkdir, etc. Surely that should
be fixed in tar.

By the way, in the recent version of tar.pot, the entry in question is
marked with the following comment: 

#. TRANSLATORS: %s after `Cannot' is a function name, e.g. `Cannot open'.
#. Directly translating this to another language will not work, first because
#. %s itself is not translated.
#. Translate it as `%s: Function %s failed'.

which should give translator a hint on how to better translate it. 
> Ah, there it is:
> http://www.translationproject.org/PO-files/nl/tar-1.14.nl.po. Sending
> this to them as well.
> And there is the patch.  I’d have a lot more to change, I’ll contact the
> Dutch l10n team.

Yes, please do.
> Maybe a link from the official tar homepage there (well, to TP then)
> would not be a bad idea?

Sure, I'll add it.


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