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Re: Different translations for a single string in debian installer

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 06:55:12PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> >For example
> >
> >msgid "none[ case 1, none refers to partition ]"
> >
> >msgid "none[ case 2, non refers to disk ]"
> If we can't use msgctxt yet, can't we put the context into the  
> comment fields instead?

I have no idea what msgctxt is (my gettext 0.15 in Debian doesn't have
it), but these comments are read by the program, so I believe you can't
put it in the comments.

> Putting context into the msgid field only causes confusion. Too  
> often, translators end up  translating it or retaining it, both of  
> which are incorrect, as you said further down.

My understanding, from reading Christian's mail, is that while
translating or retaining the comments is technically incorrect,
practically it won't have any effects on the program output as long as
the space after '[' is kept.


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