[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 406626]

unforeseen 406626 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Aug 25 15:19:56 BST 2010


Being 'recognised' and being 'used' are two differing things.

'trash' would be recognised by most people, but would not be 'used' in
common conversation.

It would be recognised as an Americanism too.

Rob

On 25 August 2010 15:08, Martin Luckett <406626 at bugs.launchpad.net>
wrote:

>   The original comment that "trash" is commonly used in UK english is
> correct.  It would be recognised by even the most fervent of those who
> do not wish to use american/international english in the UK.
>
> "Bin" on it's own would be confusing and "Rubbish" is not really
> appropriate for items that have been deleted.
>
> "Trash" would be well understood but "Deleted Items" or "Wastebasket"
> would equally suffice.
>
> Pick one and stick to it.
>
> My personal preference would be for "Deleted Items".
>
> --mart
>
> On 25/08/2010 14:31, unforeseen wrote:
> > I concur with the '[anything] bin' being too long.
> >
> >
> > I can also see there being some minor confusion between Bin and .bin but
> I
> > think that non-technical users in the UK are unlikely to need to use a
> .bin
> > file ... having said that, if they _do_ need to use one and phone up
> support
> > it could get confusing...
>
> --
> Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localization
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/406626
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> Documentation Project Team, which is a bug assignee.
>
> Status in GNOME Common Scripts: Unknown
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts: Opinion
> Status in Ubuntu: Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> The deleted items folder is inconsistently named and is referred to as both
> Wastebasket and Deleted items, Ubuntu offers to 'Empty Deleted Items' but
> the window is headed Wastebasket. The URL to deleted items is also trash:///
> in nautilus but this is possibly a seperate issue. An effect of this can be
> seen in #115661 also.
>
> This could confuse new users and it should be a simple enough fix simply
> changing strings, so I believe it is a papercut.
>
> -----
> Quoting MPT , see comment #15 for more details:
> "trash" is, in UK English, far and away more common than "rubbish bin",
> "wastebin", or "wastebasket".
> -----
> (The accuracy of this statement is questioned, see comment #28 onwards
> andhttps://wiki.ubuntu.com/EnglishTranslation/WordSubstitution  given in
> comment #8.)
>
> --
> Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localization
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/406626
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in GNOME Common Scripts: Unknown
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts: Triaged
> Status in Ubuntu: Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> The deleted items folder is inconsistently named and is referred to as both
> Wastebasket and Deleted items, Ubuntu offers to 'Empty Deleted Items' but
> the window is headed Wastebasket. The URL to deleted items is also trash:///
> in nautilus but this is possibly a seperate issue. An effect of this can be
> seen in #115661 also.
>
> This could confuse new users and it should be a simple enough fix simply
> changing strings, so I believe it is a papercut.
>
> -----
> from the Doc Team: the recommended term is now "Rubbish Bin"!
> -----
>
>
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Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localization
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