Sascha Cunz venit, vidit, dixit 22.09.2012 23:57:
> As I know how hard translations can be, esp. with that much technical terms
> inside, I'm usually expecting _not_ to yield the same result when translating
> a software's translation back to English.
> However, git-rebase just threw these two sentences at me (And though i know
> their meaning, i couldn't get the meaning from the message, it gave). Both
> in context of starting a rebase while one is already in progress.
> first is:
> ... and I wonder if you are in the middle of another rebase.
> German git translation:
> ... und es wäre verwunderlich, wenn ein Neuaufbau bereits im Gange ist.
> And a re-translation back to English from my understanding as native German
> ... and it would be astonishing (=i'd be surprised), if a rebase was already
> in progress.
> And second:
> I am stopping in case you still have something valuable there.
> German git translation:
> Es wird angehalten, falls bereits etwas Nützliches vorhanden ist.
> I wanted to point out that "etwas Nützliches" is more "something useful" that
> "something valuable". But the more I thought about it, the more it started to
> confuse me (even the original text) - and now I feel like I don't understand
> the meaning of the last sentence at all; neither in English nor in the German
> After removing the directory with all rebase-information inside it, WHERE
> should something valuable still be left over? Is it referring to my working
> So, for completeness, the full English message:
> It seems that there is already a rebase-merge directory, and
> I wonder if you are in the middle of another rebase. If that is the
> case, please try
> git rebase (--continue | --abort | --skip)
> If that is not the case, please
> rm -fr "/work/lg2/src/.git/rebase-merge"
> and run me again. I am stopping in case you still have something
> valuable there.
Both translations are completely wrong on two accounts: They are a wrong
translation of the English original into German (making typical mistakes
like "false friends" [wonder != wundern] etc.), and they convey a
completely wrong idea about what git is doing and about to do (by
translating a message without knowing when and why it is given).
Unfortunately, neither comes to me as a surprise.
I'm sorry I'm too frustrated by the German l10n community to try to help
again (and the ensuing thread just reinforces that feeling), but to end
on a positive note let me just point out:
'in case ...' = 'für den Fall dass ...' (attributiv)
'in the case ...' = 'im Fall dass ...' (konditional)
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