[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 66158] Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Mon Oct 30 02:49:56 GMT 2006

On Monday 30 October 2006 06:00, "David Lodge" <dave at cirt.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 09:12:55 +0100, Rodrigo Ortiz <rortizde at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > In the Address section of the About Me dialog, the Home address has the
> > field State/Province, while the Work address has the field County. Both
> > should be State/Province in my opinion.
> I'll be honest - that was probably me in the upstream (i.e. Gnome)
> translation. I stand by this change, for en_GB, as it better reflects the
> GB perspective (we don't have states and provinces aren't normally
> applicable).

Both fields should be consistent, since they mean the same thing.

> Ubuntu may want to change this downstream as their en_GB translation
> covers more than just the UK.

This is a difficult one to decide upon. To pick only three Commonwealth 
countries as an example:

  * the UK uses 'county'
  * Australia uses 'state'
  * Canada uses 'province'

While we could have 'County/State/Province', that could be considered to be 

Another point of contention is the 'City' field. For most Australians at 
least, this is where they would enter their suburb name (e.g. 'Burwood', 
not 'Sydney').

I have taken a page out of KDE's book and changed 'State/Province' to 'Region' 
and 'City' to 'Locality'. These terms are more generic and should be 
applicable just about anywhere. I ticked the 'Someone should review this 
translation' box, so that we can discuss this change further if necessary. If 
there are no objections, I'll remove those ticks to have the change made 

Sridhar Dhanapalan
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Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences

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