[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Wiki for English translation effort

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sun Jul 23 22:39:48 BST 2006

On Sunday 23 July 2006 19:11, Enverex <ben at atomnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Ok I'm a little annoyed now at why linux programs feel the need to clear
> the *£%"ing clipboard every time I close a program, so I just lost
> everything I wrote out. Wonderful.

[OT] This is the way that X handles its clipboard. You can get around it by 
using a clipboard manager like Klipper.

> ANYWAY, as I was saying, I don't agree with any of the things in the
> "Dialectical Differences" section other than "Trash". Disk/c depends on
> context. A "Hard Disk" is still a "Hard Disk" over here. Disc refers
> purely to a "round" object (in the 2D sense; the Frisbee was a disc, I
> had a compact disc, etc). Plugin/Plug-in is also contextual. Plugin
> being a computer application add-on while plug-in refers to an action "I
> am going to plug-in my new mouse" etc. Programme and Program are also
> computer separated, with Programme referring to a TV programme (ex) and
> Program being a computer program, i.e. "I was watching a programme on
> TV" and "Ben was getting annoyed with the Linux program clearing his
> clipboard full of data".

Is this 'computer separation' the way it is 'supposed' to be, or just the 
influence of the USA over the computer industry from its youth?

> Be careful that over here we don't just call
> everything "gasoline" too, petroleum is petrol and diesel is diesel.

en-US has that distinction as well. "Gasoline" directly maps to "Petrol", 
and "Diesel" is the same in both languages (AFAIK).

Sridhar Dhanapalan
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