po: Update Russian translation
bunglehead at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 03:55:51 CDT 2011
On 9/21/2011 12:39, Francois Gouget wrote:
>> #: wordpad.rc:174
>> msgid "inch"
>> msgstr "inch"
> Based on your exchange with Nikolay Sivov it sounds like this could be
Right, I just pointed out that used translation is reserved for
decimetre in Russian, but I doubt it'll
be much of confusion in this case because of dialogue function. Anyway I
can't think of better one,
commonly used way to mark inch is seconds sign like - 1/72", but it's
not acceptable here.
> #: xcopy.rc:35
> msgid "%s? (Yes|No)\n"
> -msgstr ""
> +msgstr "%s? (Yes (да)|No (нет))\n"
> I believe this one is a bit ambiguous because it does not make it clear
> whether to type 'Yes' or 'да' (only the first character counts as the
> 'Yes key' anyway). My understanding is that the two standard ways to
> deal with this are:
> * "(Yes|No)" -> "(да|нет)" and "Y" -> "д"
> This is used for languages where typing the translated strings
> presents no special challenge.
> * "(Yes|No)" -> "(да (Y)|нет (N))" and "Y" -> "Y"
> If typing the translated strings is cumbersome for some reason (but
> I guess it's not the case here).
> In truth this approach is mostly used for accelerators. I guess
> that's because Alt cannot be combined with characters composed
> through dead keys or special input methods, and also because it
> avoids trouble with accelerator collisions in case two translations
> start with the same letter (like if 'Yes' and 'No' both both
> translated to words starting with 'C' for instance).
I don't know what we use for other languages but I prefer second way.
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