A note for translators regarding bootloader message

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 24 19:47:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 01:56:11PM +0200, Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> Matthew Paul Thomas pisze:
> >PrzemysBaw Kulczycki wrote on 21/04/08 14:36:
> >>I know that we're already behind the translation freeze, but there is
> >>something that many translators translate wrong.
> >>In the livecd bootloader, upon entering Try Ubuntu there is a briefly
> >>displayed string "Loading Linux kernel" which many translators translate
> >>as "Loading Linux's kernel" (Loading kernel of Linux) which is wrong,
> >>because Linux doesn't have a kernel, Linux _is the kernel_. So the
> >>string should be translated to mean "Loading kernel named Linux" rather
> >>than "Loading kernel of Linux".

This message should probably go away altogether, or be replaced with
"Loading..."; there's no need to go into detail here, IMO. I didn't have
time to do anything about this for 8.04.

> >Perhaps you could report a bug for adding an explanatory comment in the
> >source code, immediately after this string. That way the comment will
> >show up as a note in Launchpad for people translating the string.

Not quite accurate, but true if the comment is placed in the .pot file.

> Which package should I file this bug against? syslinux? gfxboot? other?

gfxboot-theme-ubuntu, please.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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