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Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Question about odd use of msgctxt
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Question about odd use of msgctxt
- From: Rimas Kudelis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:37:35 +0300
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2012.07.10 08:48, Chris Leonard rašė:
Is there a logical reason that so many of the PO files for LibreOffice
have seemingly extraneous msgctxt comments that are simply a
repetition of the location?
Just one extreme example:
Is it really necessary to translate "XSLT Sample Filters" twice (as
enforced by the msgctxt comment). Is there ever going to be a
difference in the way the first and second instance is translated? Is
this just some hack to address builds in Windows that don't use
I'm very interested to understand the logic behind this curious
choice. There are many downsides to this practice (abuse of msgctxt)
which I could describe at greater length if needed.
in addition to what Martin wrote, there's another thing: LibreOffice does NOT use those .po files as they are. They are converted to a different type of L10n resource during compilation, and that other type of resource is what ends up being used in LibO, not just on Windows, but in all operating systems. With that in mind, you could also say that our conversion procedures are simply suboptimal, and that might be true somewhat, but they are what they are...
I believe there have been thoughts about migrating to gettext properly, but considering the amount of work it would take and the impact, no wonder it hasn't happened (or perhaps even started) yet.
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