[QGIS-Developer] Translation state of master

DelazJ delazj at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 04:32:42 PDT 2018

Hi all,
I'd like to revive this discussion that did not lead to a decision at that
time (shadowed by the github/gitlab/redmine discussion).

Having recently spent time on translation and use QGIS Desktop in french
language, I'd tend to agree with the quality of translation decreasing.
This is mainly due to a lack of context as others pointed out: eg, how
would you translate "Print layout" vs "Print layout" when the first "print"
is a verb and the second is a noun? Other than checking the code (which we
can't ask translators to *often* do), it's a kind of lottery. This is a
simple example; in some context, when there are more than one candidate for
a word, the translated GUI meaning can be very different.
So what could we do to improve this?

About the registered translators not contributing, I found out (didn't
notice it in the past) that you can filter strings by user. Maybe for
coordinators there's now a way to access those information without checking
users one by one.


Le mar. 16 janv. 2018 à 16:14, Alexandre Neto <senhor.neto at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com> escreveu no dia terça,
> 16/01/2018 às 07:51:
>> I don't think that agrument about transifex attracting more people can be
>> seriosly taken into account, as most of these new people just reguster,
>> join
>> team and do nothing.
> Interesting. I though this was just the Portuguese reality. I am the
> coordinator of the PT_pt translation, and I usually accept everyone's
> request, but I have no way of understanding how much each translator
> contributes, or if it ever contributed anything. I would love to get some
> statistics and be able to clean up that list a bit...
> I know that using transifex it's possible to lock a string translation
> marking it as reviewed. Maybe some experienced translators could use Qt
> Linguist to review and then lock the translation on transifex. But
> searching the strings threre takes ages...
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