[PC-BSD Translations] untranslatable words in source code

Walter Cheuk wwycheuk at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 19:10:39 PDT 2012


The 'Finish' button of installation (and other buttons of the same
screen, can't remember exactly).

2012/9/14 Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org>:
> On 09/02/2012 05:20, Yamashiro, Jun wrote:
>> On Mon, 21 May 2012 11:07:00 -0400
>> Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On 05/18/2012 12:00, Leslie wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> There are some untranslatable words, which are fixed strings in PC-BSD source files.
>>>> For example in 'pc-updategui/mainWin.cpp' there are several " of " concatenations:
>>>>
>>>> " (" + tmp + " of " + tmp2 + ")"
>>>>
>>>> " (Update " + cI + " of " + tI + ")"
>>>> " (" + cI + " of " + tI + ")"
>>>>
>>>> Otherwise in Hungarian language it can not be translated well in itself. '5 of 10' translated to Hungarian is '5 a 10-b〓l'; '-b〓l' is the 'of'. Do you notice the changed word order?
>>>>
>>>> So can't developers use c-formats somehow please, instead of string concatenation?
>>>> See: http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qstring.html#arg
>>>> I think it would make translators' life easier a bit sometimes :-).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Horv〓th L〓szl〓.
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>>> Thanks! I've fixed the example you've sent. When you find others, please
>>> send them over and I'll get the corrected in SVN.
>> (Sorry for reply to old topic.)
>> I found translation difficulties for Japanese cause of dynamic text.
>>
>> In src-qt4/pc-mounttray/mountTray.cpp:
>> ====line 65
>>   }else if(ident==2){
>>     //Device mounted
>>     trayIcon->showMessage( tr("Device Mounted"), tr("Device")+" \""+device->text()+"\" "+tr("has been mounted at")+" "+MOUNTDIR+device->text(), QSystemTrayIcon::NoIcon,3000 );
>>
>>   }else if(ident==3){
>>     //Device unmounted
>>     trayIcon->showMessage( tr("Device Unmounted"), tr("Device")+" \""+device->text()+"\" "+tr("may now be safely removed"), QSystemTrayIcon::NoIcon,3000 );
>> ====end here
>>
>>
>> I suggest alternative code with QString::arg().  This code is transratable for
>> non-SVO language(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subject%E2%80%93verb%E2%80%93object)
>> and more readable message in English.
>>
>> I hope to PC-BSD develpers use Qstring::arg() with dynamic text in all new code.
>>
>> ====example start here
>> trayIcon->showMessage(
>>       tr("Device Mounted"),
>>       tr("Device \"%1\" has been mounted at %2%3")
>>               .arg(device->text()).arg(MOUNTDIR).arg(device->text()),
>>       QSystemTrayIcon::NoIcon,3000 );
>> ====example end here
>>
>> see also:
>> Use QString::arg() for Dynamic Text
>> http://doc-snapshot.qt-project.org/4.8/internationalization.html#use-qstring-arg-for-dynamic-text
>>
>>
>> regards,
>
> I just fixed the pc-mounttray translation strings as well.
> Let us know if you find any other examples!
>
> --
> ~~ Ken Moore ~~
> PC-BSD/iXsystems
>
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