Sometimes 'cosmetic' change could mean a difference. To me is
indicative if string is 1) in all caps, if 2) first letter is
capitalized and if 3) all letters are lowercased.
Not a good reason Kruno. For one, not all scripts even entertain the
idea of caps. CJK, Nagari, Amhara, Arabic-based ... non of them have
caps. Yet somehow they manage to make their UI work.
Secondly, quite a lot of locales have strict lowercasing. Like ours. So
caps in en-US don't make a blind bit of difference to our translations.
Thirdly, there is largely no rhyme, no reason, and apparently no season.
In en-US, caps follow whatever the flavour of the month is. Evidence?
Sure. Just as Microsoft was abandoning sentence case, LibreOffice went
for it, or the other way round, I can't remember. Either way, round
about the same time, their respective UI went *exactly* the opposite way.
If LO does not want to start treating en-US as a translatable locale, it
really needs to introduce a new change category into Pootle of "cap
change" which does not void existing translations but introduces a QA
flag like "missing placeholder".
Right now, it feels like every time en-US play with their caps, they
give 100 or so other locales the finger, as if our time didn't matter
two hoots. And it's NOT like this is a novel issue, we've debated this
ad nauseum and STILL you dump these on us volunteers. Do you know how
much I'd charge for this kind of time?
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