I figured out a hackish solution to this, which I think will work. Building with the attached debdiff ought to give us a translation template with the strings in the .desktop file. Then the strings can be translated in LP, and after next update of the language packs the strings should show up translated.
** Patch added: "remmina-translations.debdiff" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/remmina/+bug/1746004/+attachment/5047817/+files/remmina-translations.debdiff ** Changed in: remmina (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided => Medium ** Changed in: remmina (Ubuntu) Status: Confirmed => In Progress ** Changed in: remmina (Ubuntu) Assignee: (unassigned) => Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) ** Tags added: patch -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Translations Coordinators, which is subscribed to Ubuntu Translations. Matching subscriptions: Ubuntu Translations bug mail https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1746004 Title: Desktop Action menus of Remmina are not translated Status in Ubuntu Translations: New Status in remmina package in Ubuntu: In Progress Bug description: Desktop Action menus of Remmina are not translated although they are fully translated in the upstream desktop file. It looks like that the translation is not applied for some reason. Maybe because Ubuntu is using gettext instead of having the translated strings directly in the desktop files? To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations/+bug/1746004/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-translations-coordinators Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-translations-coordinators More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp