A note for translators regarding bootloader message

Przemysław Kulczycki przemekkulczycki at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 22:03:00 UTC 2008


Colin Watson pisze:
> 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. 

Good idea.

>>> 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.

Bug filed:
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gfxboot-theme-ubuntu/+bug/221550
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