[Aptitude-devel] Bug#672467: Bug#672467: [L10N, DE] aptitude: updated german program translation
abe at debian.org
Fri May 11 11:47:36 UTC 2012
Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> >> Is it common in your locale to have periods there?
> > Definitely. It's likely the reason why I would expect to have periods there
> > in English, too. :-)
> >> In english locale many programs intentionally do not have those,
> > In German every complete sentence should end with a period (IIRC also
> > called "full stop").
> Even for error messages?
Why not? I've never heard of any orthography exception for error
messages. (Until now for English. :-)
> >> and this is generally the case in aptitude. This is a
> >> quasi-standard, and recommended by gnu coding standards.
> > Huh? Couldn't find that. I looked at
> > http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Doc-Strings-and-Manuals.html
> > Looking at the examples at
> > http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Internationalization.html
> > I don't see a real rule when to end a string with or without a period.
> Referring to error and usage messages, the last paragraphs of:
Thanks for the pointer.
Still feels like a strange advise, even in English (for me as someone
with German as mother tongue). No reasoning given there either.
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