[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 66158] Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences
dan at viciouslime.co.uk
Mon Oct 30 07:08:21 GMT 2006
On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 02:49 +0000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> 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
Sounds like a good idea to me. BTW, is anyone else getting two copies of
every mail sent to this list?
Edgy Eft Beta - About Me dialog in Preferences
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