[Etoys] #3276 BLOC Trial-3: Spanish translation for Etoys

Xavier Alvarez xavi.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 11:14:01 EDT 2007

I have some questions regarding l10n of etoys/squeak/smalltalk...

From what I saw, the .PO file includes basically three kinds of 
i18n objects:
- end user strings
- method selectors / symbols
- class names

[end user strings] are relatively easy to translate and harmless 
(in the sense that they shouldn't break anything if they are 
mistranslated or lose context).

But [selectors] & [class] symbols would seem to be a totally 
different story. I haven't had the time to see the i18n/POT code, 
but for example, care must be taken so that polymorphism is not 
broken, and that the semantics preserved (ie: parameter 

Apart from trying to load the POs and manually verify the 
translations, is there any other way to do some sanity checks on 
the translated POs?  Like verify polimorphism in the l10n PO? Or 
that there are no conflicts in the translated selectors? (ie: two 
differente selectors translated to the same string) And things 
like that?

Currently you can try to do it manually, but it may be hard to 
scale as more and more i18n-ized toys & projects are l10n-ized...


On Sunday 09 September 2007 07:27, Zarro Boogs per Child wrote:
ZB> #3276: Spanish translation for Etoys
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ZB>  Reporter:  marco           |       Owner:  etoys
ZB>      Type:  defect          |      Status:  new
ZB>  Priority:  blocker         |   Milestone:  Trial-3
ZB> Component:  etoys-activity  |     Version:
ZB>  Keywords:                  |    Verified:  0
ZB> ----------------------------+--------------------------
ZB>  It's attached to ticket #3243

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