Christian Rose <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Recently many messages in gimp have been changed to append " %s", like
> in this example:
> #: app/tools/transform_options.c:223
> #, c-format
> msgid "Keep Height %s"
> The %s seems to be filled in with the return value of a call to
> gimp_get_mod_name_control ().
that function returns the translation for "<Ctrl>" and it was
introduced to reduce the work of the translators and to eliminate a
possible cause of i18n problems. Before this change there were tons of
messages like "Keep Height <Ctrl>".
> What's the purpose of these changes to the translatable messages? Are
> the ordering of the %s, or the amount of whitespace used, supposed to
> change with the translations? If they aren't, perhaps moving these %s
> outside the gettext calls should be considered.
we have not been sure if translators might need to change it. There's
a chance that translators of RTL locales might want to add formatting
information. If you (or someone else) can most definitely tell us that
this is not the case, we will do as you suggested.
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