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Re: Menu system rewrite update (Aug 6 2002)

Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org> writes:

> On Aug 09, Erich Schubert wrote:
> > > Why?  Every field that is localestring is fair game for translation;
> > > however, it's up to logic to decide whether translating particular
> > > entries should be done or not.  (e.g. "Mozilla" probably should not be
> > > translated, but "Web Browser" should be.)
> > 
> > How would you translate "Mozilla" anyway? "King Mong"?
> Dunno... "Mothra"? :-)

No, no, no ... that'd be "Gothra" of course :-)

> Chris, getting waaay OT

Getting slightly back on topic, things like program names will need to
be transliterated (as mentioned in a previous post).  From experience,
many Japanese users will read the transliterated (usually katakana)
version a whole lot more comfortably.  The Latin alphabet just doesn't
register that easily with the brain.
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