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Re: Important (again): some D-I translation work seem somewhat doubtful



On Tuesday 26 September 2006 10:33, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> Could we check placeholders (like the msgfmt variable check) on
> commit, and reject files until they're fixed? (GNOME runs msgfmt on
> commit, for example.) Committers who aren't the original translator
> would send the file, with error message(s), back to the translator.

The checks are rather too complex to do on commit, however, the checks 
_are_ done daily and the results published on [1], so it is pretty easy 
for translators to check for errors in variables and a few other types of 
errors e.g. the day after they commit a translation update.

Of course, this does not catch mistranslated strings or strings that were 
unfuzzied too hastily without sufficient checking if the translation 
really matches the original string. Remember that no string is marked 
fuzzy unless at least something has changed in the original string.

[1] http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/spellcheck/level1/index.html
    Columns: "Suspect variables" and "Specific checks"

Cheers,
FJP

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