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Re: Ticking input?



On Wednesday 29 December 2004 23:11, Colin Watson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3962 reports a translation
> bug in netcfg (part of d-i). Can somebody have a look at it? The text of
>
> the bug is as follows:
> > The translation used by the installer is very informal. 
I think we had a bug-report a while back claiming the opposit, oppinions on 
wether certain phrasings are informal tend to differ, that said I'll gladly 
look into any specific issues people have.

> > The best 
> > example of this I can give is "tikken", a verb that can be used
> > instead of "typen". "to type" should be translated as "typen", not as
> > "tikken", which means "to tick".
according to "de vandale" (main Dutch dictionary) tikken and typen are 
synonyms

> > "tikken" is informal, and refers to the mechanical sound of a
> > typewriter.
that is probably the origin of the word yes :-), and I agree it is somewhat 
informal, though IMHO using forms of 'typen' makes things sound weird in 
Dutch most of the time.

a grep an 'tik' only finds  2 instances:
packages/network-console/debian/po/nl.po:"Teneinde na te gaan of het 
wachtwoord correct ingetikt is dient u het "
packages/netcfg/debian/po/nl.po:"nn:nn:nn' of 'nnnnnnnn' (met n een cijfer) 
kunt u het gewoon intikken in dit "

-> I've changed both to forms of the more formal (IMO) 'invoeren' 

> > When time and health allow me, I'll go over the entire language file
> > for debian-installer. 
A further review would be welcomed, send any comments either directly to me 
or to debian-l10n-dutch@lists.debian.org

> > For now, I'm reporting this bug mostly to get 
> > all forms of "tikken" out.
as said above: they're out :-), at least in svn

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