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On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Andras Timar <> wrote:
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Rimas Kudelis <> wrote:
IMO, listing all three when only one is the actual marker would result
in more confusion than benefit. For example, the & character seems quite
common in English to me. Falsely marking it as an accelerator marker
would result in bad indexes, I guess...

OK, I have another revolutionary idea. Let's forget about &, there are
only a few. What about changing the ~ to _ in VCL? Of course po files
will be changed accordingly.

My opinions:

If it allows us to get from +- 2 markers to +- 1 marker, I think it
can be good in the long term. You mention a compendium elsewhere in
the thread. I wouldn't use that (since you can't control which strings
are reused where). Using msgfilter from the gettext package should
edit things file by file, which is hopefully (!) safe.

I think we should see this as a major change and plan well for it.
Pootle cares about more than just the accelerator marker. It also has
knowledge of the variable styles. I guess this would require the
introduction of a custom libreoffice style with the '_' accelerator
marker, but the variables as before. Ideally we should also review all
the variable styles and see if they are really still used (there are
lots of them). So if we decide to go this way, let us make sure the
tools are ready before that change so that we don't have unnecessary
mismatches or false alarms for variables/accelerators.

It will take some time to get a new version of Virtaal out, I think.
I'm not sure which other tools might be affected by such changes.

By the way, is '&' just used for the windows installer?

Keep well

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