[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 406626] Re: Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localisation

Phil Bull philbull at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 13:37:15 BST 2010


Hi guys,

Please stick to the HIG with this. Deviating from it will introduce
ambiguities when translating the documentation. I should also point out
that this isn't a localisation issue, it's a stylistic one. We have this
"terse" style in UK English too (newspaper headlines use something
similar, for example), and it's perfectly acceptable.

It's OK for action labels, like those on buttons or in pop-up menus, to
sound disjointed. They're not full sentences; rather they're "headings",
so there's no need for them to flow. The role of an action label is to
quickly identify a function, not to convey meaning, so there's no need
for the wording to sound pleasant. This would be different if we were
talking about (e.g.) the explanatory text in a dialog box, though.

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Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localisation
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