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On 14/12/14 06:19, Khaled Hosny wrote:

So, what translators are supposed to translate then?

Whatever is in that source. That language, with whatever spelling,
grammatical, semantic markup, and presentation markup it includes, is
what everybody uses.

If you want an en_US localization, then you have an en_US l10n team.
If you want an en_UK localization, then you have an en_UK l10n team.

It doesn't matter what language, much less what dialect, or even cant,
of that language is found in that source. The only people that see it,
are people that read the source code, and people that translate from one
language into another language.

Regardless of how localisation will be done or what language is
the source there always will be changes of this kind that localisations
need to follow, 

Done in a properly run project, those changes will only affect the
specific localization team. A change made by the en_UK team won't make a
scrap of difference to the the en_US l10n team. Changes made by either
l10n team, won't affect the af_ZA team, or the de_NA team, or the uk_UK

failure to do so would mean that we have different UX between localised and unlocalised versions 
of LibreOffice,

That implies that LibO is using i18n and l10n tools and techniques that
were obsolete back in 1990.

which is unacceptable but many people here seems to be advocating for that.

The unlocalized version is not used, much less shipped.

The only versions that are shipped, are versions that have an l10n team
behind them.


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