[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] The Deleted Items saga

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sun Oct 1 03:54:04 BST 2006

On Sunday 01 October 2006 05:24, Bruce Cowan <bruce.cowan at dsl.pipex.com> 
> First of all, I do not like the changing of Wastebasket to Deleted
> Items.  I think that neither of them are perfect, but Wastebasket is
> slightly better as it is less awkward, and smaller.  Also, there is a
> ambiguity in choosing either "Deleted items" or "Deleted items folder"
> for a specific string.  I also think that consistency with other Linuxes
> is paramount.  A poll of 30 people shouldn't decide a substantial change
> in localisation policy.
> I realise that it's too late to back out of it for Edgy, but I think we
> should revert back to Wastebasket for Edgy+1 until a consensus is found
> on a better phrase (approved by gnome-uk too).

Perhaps we were a bit hasty, but we are hardly the first to use this 
terminology. It is commonplace amongst mail clients, such as Google (and I 
also believe Yahoo) Mail and MS Outlook. Thunderbird uses a similar 'Deleted' 

> Anyway, people seem to be capitalising incorrectly.  Consider this
> string in Nautilus:
> If this is set to true, an icon linking to the Deleted Items folder will
> be put on the desktop.
> Original string:
> If this is set to true, an icon linking to the trash will be put on the
> desktop.

I see 'Trash' as a proper noun. It should (and usually is) capitalised. If it 
is not, it should be reported as a bug.

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