[sane-devel] Spelling mistakes

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at ukr.net
Thu Aug 1 18:37:03 BST 2019

четвер, 1 серпня 2019 р. 20:01:06 EEST Ralph Little написано:
> Hi,When I was doing the en_GB translations prior to the recent backend
> release, I noticed that there were some things in the original message
> strings that could be improved or corrected. Now that the release has
> passed I plan to open a branch with some of these proposed changes.However,
> I want to check what effect there will be on the existing translation
> files.I notice that they are keyed on the original text and would perhaps
> be broken.
> I presume that the translation files should be updated to make sure that
> they are not broken on the next po file regeneration.Can anyone confirm
> this for me? Cheers,Ralph


Technically, this is not breakage. You just fix the messages and translators 
should re-generate the template, merge their translations, and review them 

Thus there is a rule-of-thumb for the developers (or code reviewers) not to 
fix what should be fixed by translators. This rule is violated by some 
developers from time to time to fix insignificant typos but this usually leads 
to the claims by unsatisfied translators (you can easily find discussions on 
such incidents in FOSS translator mailing lists, e.g. [1]).

So if you feel lucky just use something like this


to fix all catalog at once.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Ukrainian translator,
member of KDE e.V.

[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-i18n/2019-March/msg00115.html

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