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Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Composite string in Help


Olivier Hallot (<olivier.hallot@libreoffice.org>) kirjutas 31.12.2019 kell
18:46:

> HI Mihkel
>
> I tried to be a smart guy and save work to myself (I'm a translator) but
> my smartness isn't working... :-)
>

These kinds of things tend to work for the "Standard Average European"
languages - but not some (many) others :)
E.g. in my language, I can work around the issue, once I found out how the
end-result would look like, but it would sound a bit more natural if I
could put a little something behind the version number.
Also, looking at current translations, I'm not the only one who didn't
really understand this string - several teams have overlooked the space
between "%PRODUCTNAME" and "</variable>", and a few have placed
"%PRODUCTNAME" at an earlier position in the translation, giving (as far as
I can tell) a semi-nonsensical end result...

Bonus question: how is this specific composite string handled in case of
RTL languages? It seems the string isn't yet translated into e.g. Arabic or
Hebrew, so I couldn't check it myself.

I separated the text from the version number, and apparently it is not a
> solution.
>
> To fix, I'll have to repeat "This function is available since
> %PRODUCTNAME " for every release number (20 times), as shown in the
> source file:
>
>
> https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/help/source/text/scalc/00/avail_release.xhp?r=c7e09719
>
> to let translator place the version number where they want in the
> sentence. Not a big deal, given translation memory.
>

Not a big deal indeed - but I was wondering why the version couldn't come
from a placeholder? (%PRODUCTVERSION or somesuch?)
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Best,
Mihkel

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Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Composite string in HelpOlivier Hallot <olivier.hallot@libreoffice.org>
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Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Composite string in HelpOlivier Hallot <olivier.hallot@libreoffice.org>
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