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Interesting article

Interesting article

Posted Aug 13, 2009 23:23 UTC (Thu) by coriordan (guest, #7544)
Parent article: Translating software with Pootle

I think translators are great. They very little credit, and they do a job seems less fun than programming, so their motivation must come from community spirit and selflessly wanting a project to succeed. I'm glad their tools are being improved.


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Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 14, 2009 10:59 UTC (Fri) by coriordan (guest, #7544) [Link]

The feature of showing another translation beside as an aid to people who's first language isn't English is a great idea - I'm surprised it's news.

One thing I always wondered is whether you can set a list of languages for GNU/Linux systems to display things in. I've never seen that.

For example, if I'm a native Ilonggo speaker, and my second language is Tagalog, and third is English, how do I specify that?

If I just set my language to Ilonggo, then I'm going to get most things in English since translations to Ilonggo are rare. So I'll probably set my language to Tagalog, since translations to Tagalog are pretty common. The end result is that I get messages that are less good than they could be, and if someone did translate things to Ilonggo, their work is being somewhat wasted.

Am I missing anything?

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:52 UTC (Fri) by Los__D (guest, #15263) [Link]

Adobe Flex has localeChain, where you can specify an array going from most preferred to least preferred.

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 14, 2009 12:44 UTC (Fri) by mp (subscriber, #5615) [Link]

At least for the software using GNU gettext, you are missing the LANGUAGE variable. http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/The-...

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 15, 2009 8:49 UTC (Sat) by coriordan (guest, #7544) [Link]

Aha. That's what I was looking for alright, thanks. Glad to hear it's in debian-installer now too (below).

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 14, 2009 18:47 UTC (Fri) by kreutzm (guest, #4700) [Link]

This is now possible in the Debian installer.

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 15, 2009 22:15 UTC (Sat) by sayamindu (guest, #9233) [Link]

The graphical control panel in Sugar also supports choosing multiple fallback
languages (starting from version 0.84)

Can I have three languages on my system?

Posted Aug 22, 2009 19:19 UTC (Sat) by sigra (guest, #57156) [Link]

KDE 3.5 has a list where languages can be added in order of preference. It
affects KDE programs.


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