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Bug#448245: tex-common: [INTL:de] updated German debconf translation

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 06:17:14AM +0000, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Hilmar Preusse (hille42@web.de):
> > On 27.10.07 Helge Kreutzmann (debian@helgefjell.de) wrote:
> > We got a lot of similar bug reports recently. The translations from
> > the others were much smaller than yours. Would it be possible to
> > clean the file up and cut the content down to the necessary part?

Well, you are the first maintainer to ask this (and believe me, I've
submitted lots of translations), so I assume there is some pressure
for removing the old translations? I rather wonder a little, as text
files should compress rather well, but I am open for beeing disproved.

> Well, Helge kept the "obsolete" entries which is something that can be
> handy on files that change often and where "old" translations can be
> re-used for some new strings (at least with fuzzy matching). See this
> as a kind of translation memory.


> When it comes at debconf stuff, such memory is probably more a waste
> than really useful but I would leave up to translators to decide
> whether files need to be cleaned out or not.
> As a matter of principle, I never clean files myself but in case you
> want to do it, the key is "msgattrib --no-obsolete".

Well, you are the package maintainers. If you deem it necessary to
remove the currently unused entries, feel free to do so; however, if
this relates to asthetics only I'd prefer if you could be so kind to
simply leave it in.


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