[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Hello and questions

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sun Aug 27 01:35:53 BST 2006

Ben Goodger wrote:
> On 26/08/06, *Freddie Ruddick* <frederific at googlemail.com
> <mailto:frederific at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello there,
>     I have recently joined the UK Translation team, so I thought I'd
>     better introduce myself. I'm 15

Hi Freddie!

>     , and have been using Ubuntu since September 2005, just before the
>     release of breezy. I feel that it is time that I give something back
>     to the Ubuntu community. I am a stickler for grammar, and I far
>     prefer how "Queen's English" looks written down over US English. 
> I am also 15. Hooray for youth pedantry!

If you're 15, I'm ... um ... 10.  Or something.  Bah, I feel old.

> [snip]
>     2) Is there a style guide for translation? For example, should
>     "Pound Sign (#)" be replaced with "Hash Sign (#)" or just "Hash (#)"? . 
> There's not much of an official one; generally we post on this list and
> follow others' advice when we aren't sure. Translate that as Hash (#) IMO.

I'd agree, no "sign".

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