Re: Bug#218232: (forw) Re: APT translation to zh_TWy
sorry for not having responded earlier. I did not initially
respond because I live in Canada and is not very in touch
with actual correct terms, so I hesitated in responding with
a suggestion (and then forgot about it...).
However, reading from the web, I believe the following is
a reasonable translation:
(the context being something like
"Hit http://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Packages")
My rationales are as follows:
1. This term is used in describing "hits" by proxies or caches
(which is what the word "hit" means in the context)
2. It is (or more or less performs the function of) a verb
describing a perfect action (which fits how it is used in apt)
3. It sounds ok compared to other possible translations I've
This suggested translation would result in typical APT output
like the following:
擊中 http://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Packages
However, I do know that I'm mostly out of touch with the correct
technical terms, so I stand corrected.
PS: Regarding the suggested translation of "敲擊", my thoughts are:
1. It is not the usual word for describing "hits" of a proxy or
cache, as far as I can see
2. It sounds like "knock" to me
On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 06:55:47AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Is there any objection to the following suggestion I received
> If there is none, I guess that the change should be commited as a fix
> to bug 218232.
> PS?: I hope I don't break encodings...this mail looks nice in my own
> Emacs and the characters definitely look Chinese....but of course,
> given my ignorance in your language, I can't read them.
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> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 07:48:17 +0800
> From: "yf.kuo" <email@example.com>
> To: Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: APT translation to zh_TW
> "接觸 " is close to "contact" or "touch".
> My opinnion is "Hit" translation should be "敲擊"
> Christian Perrier 提到:
> >Hello to all users and contributors from the zh8TW localisations in
> >I hope I'm hitting the correct door for getting an answer.
> >If you look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=218232
> >you'll find that the bug reporter mentions he finds the current
> >translation of "Hit" in APT quite strange.
> >>From his words:
> >>apt-get translates the word "Hit" as "????" (touch, contact, etc.).
> >>This is a very strange translation for the meaning of "Hit" used
> >>by apt-get (that the item in its cache is up-to-date).
> >Matt Zimmerman, the package maintainer, requested him to suggest
> >another translation bug got no answer.
> >So, would you consider the following appropriate or not:
> >#: cmdline/acqprogress.cc:55
> >msgid "Hit "
> >msgstr "接觸 "
> >Moreover, I'm currently beginning to assist Matt in maintaining
> >translations for APT, just like I'm doing for several other package
> >maintainers as some of you may be aware.
> >Would it be possible that someone completes the attached partial
> >translation and send it as a bug report against the "apt" package?
> >But, don't wait for it for giving me your answer about the translation
> >of "Hit".
> >Please take care of keeping all addresses CC'ed to your answers as I'm
> >not subscribed to the list and, anyway, it is important that answers
> >go into the Bug Tracking System.
> >Many thanks in advance.
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