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Re: gettext: normal/*

From: Jordi Mallach
Subject: Re: gettext: normal/*
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 14:24:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 12:28:11AM +0000, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> Is it fine to have a translatable string ended with a space? I think
> that it's fine (same case than \n, even thought in this case msgfmt is
> not warning).

In my experience as a translator and as a i18n coordinator, I know that
due to the fact msgfmt does not warn about the lack of the trailing space,
it's very easy for translators to miss it and end up with a translated
string that lacks it.

IME, if it's not difficult to get rid of it, it better to do it for safety,
because it's a common translator mistake.

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