[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Wastebasket/Deleted Items

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Tue Aug 29 06:52:29 BST 2006

On Tuesday 29 August 2006 15:42, William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:
> Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> > [snip]
> >
> > The GNOME and KDE teams have agreed on some conventions regarding the
> > "Trash" moniker:
> >
> > " Trash should be translated to Wastebin when referring to the
> > desktop/file manager. Other situations can use either 'Wastebin' or
> > 'Deleted Items' as seems most appropriate (KMail uses Deleted Items).
> > Beware of Trash being used as a verb which should be translated as 'Move
> > to Wastebin'. "
> >
> > Their respective home pages are at:
> >   http://live.gnome.org/BritishEnglish
> >   http://kde.me.uk/index.php?page=kde-en-gb
> You've quoted the KDE version; the GNOME page states "Wastebasket", not
> "Wastebin".  Can we influence these upstreams in any way about our Deleted
> Items thinking?  I can certainly ping Jonathan Riddell and see what he
> thinks.

Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. On a quick glance, the paragraphs looked 
identical. I didn't notice the Wastebin/Wastebasket distinction.

I definitely would like to move such a change upstream. I don't see any point 
in GNOME and KDE using different names for the same thing.

Sridhar Dhanapalan
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