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Re: Gnome & OpenOffice.org translation projects' errors
- To: Documentation and Translation <doc at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Gnome & OpenOffice.org translation projects' errors
- From: Anmar Oueja <anmar at canada dot com>
- Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:19:36 -0800
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In to understand what is hepening, please read the following carefully.
OOo 1.1.x localization does NOT use PO files like GNOME or KDE. OOo uses
a native format called GSI.
GSI is a TAB delimited files with a lot of stuff such as strings, notes,
logs...etc. It is a nightmare to translate these GSI files.
To solve the problem, the GSI file was converted to a group of PO files
so we can use PoEdit, Kbabel, or Gtranslator. Unfortunately, that causes
alot of files to have duplicate MsgIds. Why ? well because OOo uses the
same string in different modules. A bit of a stupid design.
I am talking with the guy who wrote the conversion script (GSI -> Po) to
change it so msgfmt can actually process the files. This is soon to
happen but no promises. I am on his case to get it done :)
If you wish to see what these GSI files look like, check it out here.
I hope this explains the current situation. Please let me know your
Ossama Khayat wrote:
I asked nadim yesterday to regenerate the
common_terms.po file, as there is much change since
our last QAC meeting.
Anyway, because of TOO MUCH errors in the validation
of different files (*.po) the openning of the
common_terms.po by a PO editor is not possible.
These erorrs come mainly from two projects:
1. OpenOffice (http://www.al-daleel.org/OOo.err.txt)
2. Gnome (http://www.al-daleel.org/gnome.err.txt)
I didn't report .pot files, because they are not
included in the generation of the common terms file,
So, Medini and Anmar, could _please_ check and fix
those errors ASAP?
This is very important, so I (and other QAC members,
or volunteers) be able to start looking at the
translation quality and possibly move towards a better
technical terms list.
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