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Re: User directories integration - request for help



On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 09:48 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 09:33 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 08:52 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > > 
> > > On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:38:00 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > Renaming a user's directories doesn't seem to be "The UNIX Way" TM
> > > > 
> > > > Traditional Unix systems never had to deal with many of the modern 
> > > > desktop requirements so it's high time we stopped citing the "the
> > > > unix way" as a excuse not to change anything. All modern Linux
> > > > desktop systems happily automount devices which is distinctly not
> > > > unixy either. If there are real practical reasons just cite that
> > > > specifically.
> > > 
> > > OSX gets this right, from what I remember. The applications folder is
> > > always called "Applications" on disk, but the displayed name in Finder
> > > (and open/save dialogs) is specific to the language settings of the
> > > current user.
> > 
> > YES, please, DO NOT rename directories in different languages! Madness
> > will come out of it.
> > 
> 
> [...]
ACK.

> > If you really want to do it, choose a fixed name and change Gnome/Kde to
> > understand how to display these "special" dirs names into a localized
> > way (maybe with an option to disable this thing).
> 
> The tradeoffs of translation-on-disk vs. translation-only-in-ui have
> been discussed for years. Please don't let this thread devolve into
> rehashing all the arguments for the umpteenth time.

Well, provided what you seem to plan, whether you like it or not: Please
do, time is due to re-heat this discussion!

Alternatively, if you want to avoid this discussion: 

Implement a 3-state user's choice (With a) being the default):
a) Don't translate directories
b) Translate their GUI representation only.
c) Translate and move them around wheneven i18n is being changed.

Ralf



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