[Wine] RFT: Use Greek semicolons for comdlg32's printer status enumeration?
fgouget at free.fr
Sat Feb 25 09:20:30 CST 2012
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So what I've gathered from Wikipedia is that the Greek language does not
use semicolons as a separator for enumerations:
| In Greek and Church Slavonic, a semicolon indicates a question,
| similar to a Latin question mark. To indicate a long pause or
| separate sections, each with commas (the semicolon's purpose in
| English), Greek uses an ano teleia ( · ).
Wine uses semicolons as a separator in one place, for comdlg32's printer
status enumeration. It's a list of status indicators separated by
semicolons and looks like this:
Error; Paper jam;
Initialising; Default Printer; I/O Active;
So I would expect the Greek translation to use ano teleia characters as
the separator but instead it uses plain semicolons:
msgid "Paused; "
msgstr "Σταματημένος; "
msgid "Error; "
msgstr "Σφάλμα; "
msgid "Busy; "
msgstr "Απασχολημένος; "
So I'm hoping some Greek-speaking Wine hacker or user can enlighten me
on the following points:
* Did I understand Wikipedia wrong? Do both English semicolons and
question marks translate to a semicolon in Greek?
* Is this a special case that justifies not following the standard
rule? If so why?
* Does the attached patch replacing semicolons with ano teleia
characters make sense?
Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
You can have my guns when you pry them from my kids cold, dead hands.
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