po: fixed remaining Slovenian true positives in the winepo error report

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Wed Feb 22 11:16:20 CST 2012

On Wed, 22 Feb 2012, Jaka Kranjc wrote:
> > You mean that all the 'not translated' strings are actually translated
> > and just happen to be the same as in English, right? I can add them.
> Exactly.


> We use semicolons like their graphic representation suggests - doesn't 
> terminate a sentence like a dot, but means a longer pause than a comma 
> (nothing to do with church slavonic). 
> It is never used as a list separator, but the above examples are not clear — 
> will something else be printed afterwards on the same line? The question could 
> also become whether we should use colons or ellipsis marks instead ...

They are used to build a list of flags:
    for (i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        if (pi->Status & (1<<i)) {
	    LoadStringA(COMDLG32_hInstance, PD32_PRINTER_STATUS_PAUSED+i,
			ResourceString, 255);

So in English you'd end up with something like this:

   Error; Paper jam;
   Initialising; Default Printer; I/O Active; 

So what you're saying is that:
 * There is no systematic conversion of semicolons to commas in 
 * In Slovenian the strings above should definitely use a comma 
   because it's used as a list separator.
 * The English string should maybe use a comma too? This may require 
   some supporting arguments...

> So no, in general we do not substitute semicolons, but it depends on the 
> original msgid context. Most translators are serious grammar nazis, so they/we 
> tend to ignore mistakes in the original string.


At least for Wine any issue in the English string should be fixed or 
reported so it can be fixed as early as possible (preferably before it 
has been translated into 20 other languages). Of course I'm saying that 
but being in string freeze we would not be able to fix strings right 
now. But if I saw such reports on wine-devel I'd make sure they are 
acted upon after the release.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
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