Addition of En resources to non-En resources
mstefani at redhat.com
Sat Jun 19 09:52:37 CDT 2010
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.
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