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Re: [libvirt] l10n/i18n ~ po files and their cycle

On 01/25/2011 10:00 PM, Laine Stump wrote:
> On 01/25/2011 03:17 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 01/25/2011 11:45 AM, Zdenek Styblik wrote:
>>> I doubt anybody is using Czech translation for libvirt and to be honest,
>>> I would be enormously surprised if someone, anyone, did.
>> One thing I've learned about i18n is to never be surprised at who is
>> using a particular translation.  I'm sure that someone is using it, or
>> there wouldn't have been a push to provide the translation file for
>> inclusion in a libvirt release in the first place.
> And in particular, I know of at least one rather large Open Source
> software company that has a sizable development office in Brno (in the
> Czech Republic, for those who don't know) ;-)
> (My guess would be that many of those people use the English version,
> but I'm sure they take it as a matter of personal pride to have as much
> of the system as possible available in their native language.)

Well, I'm not. I'm not using localized anything. I don't even like Czech
games with couple exceptions.

Anyway, without user base and actual users, translation is a bit of
meaningless, because it must fit into context not into what translator
is able to translate or think what's good translation.

So let's foretell - it's going to suck. :)


Zdenek Styblik
Net/Linux admin
OS TurnovFree.net
email: stybla turnovfree net
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