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Re: DocsProject common entities -- problem with translations?

Swedish (sv) is ok, if it is only trademarks and product names (that should not be translated anyway). The name does not change in Swedish. However,
"The Fedora Docs Project is good." would be
"Fedora Docs Project är bra."
in Swedish since the "The" does not exist in Swedish.

My guess is that this gives more headache than it is worth, unless you plan to change the Fedora-name into something else in the future...


On 4/4/07, Dimitris Glezos <dimitris glezos com> wrote:

Hi all.

The Docs Project is thinking of substituting entities like "Fedora 7" in all
documentation with "&FC;", so that these entities won't change with each
upgrade. For example, now we have in the PO:

  This paragraph is about Fedora.

The change will make this:

This paragraph is about &FED;.

Is there any language that would have a problem with this? One such problem
would be languages which change nouns ("Fedora") in different types of
sentences, for example:

* "This is Fedora"
* "These features of Fedora"
* "Burn Fedora on a CD"

In greek we've left these untranslated and we won't have a problem. What about
other languages? Is everyone OK with this?


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