[Etoys] Some extra information for Etoys translation

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Sep 2 05:11:55 EDT 2008

IMHO the comments in the POT are not explicit enough for a translator  
to understand their "meta" nature. They should have examples. Also the  
phrase could be made to stand out better. Maybe a common prefix, and  
use all upper-case? "PO_LANGUAGE_NAME" might alert the translator  
better than "Language-Name" which looks like any regular phrase:

#: TRANSLATORS: Put in the name of your language, NOT the translation  
of "language name". E.g. "Español" or "Русский".

And since Etoys does not use a single font like Scratch does, why do  
we try to mimic it?

- Bert -

Am 02.09.2008 um 02:02 schrieb Yoshiki Ohshima:

>  Thank you, Sayamindu,
>  By the way, while trying to copy the "extra information" from
> Scratch to Etoys, I found that some translators translated the
> keyword, when they are supposed to provide the information.  For
> example, Linux-Font in French for Scratch is translated,
> "Fonte-Linux", and "Language-Name" in Kreyol is "Lang-Non", Linux-Font
> for Turkish is "linux yaz? tipi", etc.  (I pasted the "Language-Name"
> entry from Arabic, but not sure what it actually says.)  I saw bunch
> of language names in Scratch and all looked ok so I was assuming the
> data on Pootle is ok, too...
>  So, folk, please visit these entries and read the comments.  Thank
> you!
> -- Yoshiki
> At Sat, 30 Aug 2008 02:46:23 +0530,
> Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 3:49 AM, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at vpri.org>  
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> We've added some mechanism to Etoys so that you can (indirectly)
>>> specify the rendering mechanism for text in Etoys.
>>> Soon an few entries will show up on the Pootle server, and one of
>>> these is "Linux-Font".  If you think your language should be  
>>> rendered
>>> with Pango, specify the prefered font name as the translation.   
>>> Or, if
>>> you think it is not necessary, leave it blank.
>>> The font name doesn't have to exact; as long as the entry is not
>>> empty, the Etoys system asks Pango to render text.  Likewise, please
>>> provide the language name in the language for "Language-Name".  It
>>> will be displayed in the language chooser menu.
>>> The entries are the same as Scratch's; so I will copy-and-paste from
>>> Scratch's to Etoys as a default.
>>> Sayamindu, could you run the script that push stuff from git to
>>> Pootle, if the next 24 hour cycle is not too close?
>> Done.
>> Thanks,
>> Sayamindu
>> -- 
>> Sayamindu Dasgupta
>> [http://sayamindu.randomink.org/ramblings]

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