Addition of En resources to non-En resources
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 19 17:37:50 CDT 2010
Michael Stefaniuc wrote:
> On 06/19/2010 04:09 PM, Frédéric Delanoy wrote:
>> Sometimes, when a developer adds a string to En resource file, (s)he
>> adds it as well to all other non-En resource files.
>> Isn't that unnecessary?
>> http://wiki.winehq.org/SublangNeutral says the search order is
>> 1. LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_NEUTRAL
>> 2. LANG_FRENCH, SUBLANG_FRENCH_BELGIAN
>> 3. LANG_FRENCH, SUBLANG_NEUTRAL
>> 4. LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
>> Would a patch removing En resources in non En rc files be accepted? This
>> would allow for more accurate translation stats.
>> Or doesn't a fallback mechanism always apply?
> The fallback mechanism works only at resource granularity not a string
> level. A resource is is a menu, dialog, 16 STRINGTABLE strings, etc.
> Thus to not break a resource one has to copy the English string over.
> The move to PO files will fix this.
Another good reason to drop .rc files and go with the po flow...
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