State of desktop file translations

Felix Geyer debfx at
Mon Sep 12 12:17:14 UTC 2011

On 12.09.2011 12:34, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> If we leave the translations in the .desktop files, can Gnome/Unity/Etc on Ubuntu use them from there?
> Scott K

Yes, all unseeded packages keep the translations in desktop files so DEs needs to support that.
It's also part of the desktop-entry spec.

I've asked Michael Vogt about app-install-data (which is used by the software centers).
He said it wouldn't be a problem if we stopped stripping translations.


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