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On the other hand, there are variables like


that really should not be translated.

This search reveals a few of them:

So maybe the wiki should have said:

• *<X>*, where X is a word in uppercase letters, is *normally* a variable
which should not be translated. Some examples are <FIELDNAME>, <FIELD>,
• *<FILENAME>* is NOT a variable, though, and you should translate it!

But let us get some input from people with knowledge on the subject. :-)


2014-11-29 1:53 GMT+01:00 Jesper Hertel <>:

Hi Mihkel and everybody else,

I have not changed anything in that sentence, and I actually wondered
something similar when I saw it.

It is only mentioned once in the entire UI for 4.4, in this complete


Here is the search:

In Norwegian Bokmål and German it has been translated. In Swedish, French
and Danish it has not been translated.

It does not make much sense to put the string <FILENAME> up on Pootle for
translation, if it should not be translated, so that speaks for that it
should actually be translated – contrary to the instructions on

Could someone knowledgeable on the subject tell us whether it should be
translated or not?


2014-11-28 9:48 GMT+01:00 Mihkel Tõnnov <>:

Hi Jesper, *,

Is <FILENAME> really a variable that will be replaced with something?
IIRC it's shown to user literally, and thus should be translated...

Best regards,
Estonian team

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