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Re: Announcing LHCP - Linux Hardware Compatibility Project

On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 18:39 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
> A problem you are overlooking is that the whole suspend, hibernate,
> sleep thing doesn't translate well at all. I had the (dis)pleasure of
> translating gnome-power-manager and you end up trying to convey slight
> technical differences in languages which sometimes don't have direct
> equivalents..

So you choose non-English words that convey the sleep state, for
instance "nap" and "slumber" are two alternate words you could have used
in English. I really don't think choosing non-native wording is a good
excuse for expressing detailed device specification in the UI. The
language teams just have to choose two words in a locale and stick to

I can even add a translation section to the nomenclature page if you


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