[GRASS5] Re: [GRASSLIST:4446] Re: [GRASS translations] Slovenian
glynn.clements at virgin.net
Mon Oct 4 11:58:28 EDT 2004
Markus Neteler wrote:
> > > > I am willing to translate GRASS in Slovenian language.
> > > > The problem is that I am very new to this kind of
> > > > task. Markus promised no programming skills are
> > > > necessary. Is there an easy step by step howto on the
> > > > net.
> > >
> > > OK, I have added a new web page:
> > > http://grass.itc.it/i18n.html
> > question:
> > if we change a _("text string") in the original source code,
> ^^ ^
> Related question: It's a pretty hard job to change all the message
> strings manually. It there a way to (semi-)automate that?
There's no way that an automated process can realistically determine
whether or not a given string should be translated. Strings which are
only shown to the user can be translated, while strings which are part
of a defined data format can't.
Also, if a string is meant to be a compile-time constant (e.g. an
array initialiser), the expression has to be a direct string literal,
not a string expression.
Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>
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