<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40694 >
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 03:19:05 +0900, Madeline Book
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40694 >
>> [dmarks - Thu Jan 29 12:50:37 2009]:
>> I don't think we should make changes to strings in S2_1 just to
>> fix minor grammar/spelling mistakes - as long as it won't cause
>> controversoy or misunderstanding. ;)
> I have noticed that the most active translators were primarily
> basing their reports on S2_1, so I assumed they would want to
> have these strings fixed for 2.1.9.
> I was planning on committing the other bunch of i18n fixes
> (40684~40693) to S2_1 too; should I then commit those just
> to trunk?
How about making a study to see how many strings are fuzzied in the
various translations with all these patches, and then make a decision?
Something like this:
1) Run make update-po
2) Note down the translation stats
3) Apply all patches
4) Run make update-po
5) Compare the translation stats with the ones from step 2
>> Some comments on the trunk patch:
>> @@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ plural=_("?plural:Armenians")
>> groups="Ancient", "Modern", "European"
>> legend=_("According to legend, the Armenian people are the
> descendants of\
>> Haik - the great-great-grandson of Noah. The modern Republic of
>> - gained independence from Soviet in 1991 AD")
>> + gained independence from the USSR in 1991.")
>> Is "USSR" a better choice of word than "Soviet Union" here?
> Ok "Soviet Union".
>> @@ -4,13 +4,13 @@ name=_("Illyrian")
>> groups="Ancient", "European"
>> legend=_("Illyrians were Indo-European tribes who appeared in the\
>> - western part of the Balkan Peninsula before 1000 BC,\
>> - including the Dalmatians to the north,\
>> - Corcyra island and Ambracia bay in prehistoric Epirus to the south,
>> - mixing with Thracians in Dardania to the east,\
>> - and settling Messapia across the Adriatic Sea.\
>> - Illyrian kingdoms were independent for centuries,\
>> - until conquered by the Roman Republic.")
>> + western part of the Balkan Peninsula before 1000 BC, \
>> + including Dalmatia to the north, and\
>> + Corcyra island and Ambracia bay in prehistoric Epirus to the south.\
>> + They mixed with Thracians in Dardania to the east,\
>> + and settled Messapia across the Adriatic Sea.\
>> + Illyrian kingdoms were independent for centuries,\
>> + until conquered by the Roman Republic.")
>> I think "the Dalmatians" refer to the Illyrian tribe, whereas
>> "Dalmatia" is the Roman province. I'd prefer to use the former,
>> but at the same time it's odd to mix names of tribes and
>> geographic places in the same sentence. Let's just remove the
>> reference altogether instead. Wikipedia lists 38 distinct Illyrian
>> tribes so I don't see why they get the special treatment. ;)
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