Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Martin Srebotnjak <> wrote:
Adding "_" as an accelerator should have made programmers think about it:
changing same strings with accelerators from tilde to underscore made a lot
of manual work for translators of more than 100 languages - one changed UI
string in this manner meant more than 100 people had to manually change that
string ... And there were hundred(s) of such strings, more to come.

I created a compendium from old translations. Then I replaced all ~ to
_ and merged the two compendiums. With this merged compendium most of
the old translations were re-used. When not, they often come as
suggestion from amaGama server (in Pootle). So I tried to mitigate the
collateral damage. I do hope, however, that large scale code
reorganization will come to an end some day.

Since underscore is more likely to appear in "normal" strings than tilde (or
at least I would suppose so) - why not make it the other way than what
Andras suggests - so that with a script in all specially marked po files
tildes would be changed to underscore? Or introduce some kind of
meta-accelerator (%ACC)?

Unfortunately _ comes from GTK+/Glade. We edit dialogs in Glade now.

Best regards,

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.