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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 21:49:03 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 11:39:50 -0800
> On 3/6/19 10:09 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > we might consider marking
> > strings that do NOT need to be translated, as they are a very small
> > minority.  Just look at the strings in a typical Emacs source file and
> > try to find strings that you wouldn't want translated.  Unlike some
> > other programs, Emacs almost never says something that is not meant to
> > be read and understood by the user.
> My impression is just the opposite. Of course it depends on the module,
> but I just now took a census of todo-mode.el (which I happened to be
> editing anyway) and looked at the first 300 lines of source code (at
> which point I got tired of counting). I counted 24 strings that should
> not be translated, and 5 strings that should be.

We are miscommunicating: I meant strings passed to 'message' and its
ilk, not just any kind of strings.  It goes without saying that most
strings in our sources don't need to be translated, but that's not
what we are discussing.

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