[Qgis-developer] New Translation Files for Qt Classes
telwertowski at comcast.net
Sat Jan 27 01:40:31 EST 2007
I've added qt_*.ts translation files from the Qt distribution to the
i18n directory. These files provide:
- Text for standard buttons (QDialogButtonBox context).
- Text used to adjust Mac menu locations (QMenuBar context).
- Text used in Open, Save and other standard dialogs.
For translated Mac menus to be displayed correctly, the About menu
string in the QgisApp context must match the About string in the
QMenuBar context, Exit must match Exit or Quit, and Options must match
Config, Preference, Options, Setting or Setup. Either file can be edited
as long as there is one match in each group; Qt does comparisons using
All contexts in qt_*.ts are not used in QGIS so all do not have to be
translated. At the minimum, QDialogButtonBox and QMenuBar should be
translated. QFileDialog and QMessageBox are almost certainly used.
Someone who regularly uses a translated QGIS should add other contexts
to this list when they notice items that aren't translated and aren't in
Qt provides files for Chinese, French, German, Russian, Slovak and
Spanish (plus a few we don't use). These files are not always complete.
They should be reviewed for the strings we need.
For other languages, we need to create the files ourselves. If anyone
creates an additional file, they should consider submitting it to Qt for
inclusion in a future Qt release.
Can a qt_*.ts for a new language be created by copying an existing
language and clearing all the translated strings or should I add
qt_untranslated.ts to svn? I added the QMenuBar context to the one
distributed by Qt because it was missing.
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