Translators breaking documentation

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Tue Oct 17 17:14:59 BST 2006

Matthias Urlichs napisał(a):
>> In KDE we have entities for example for application names, so that they
>> are used consistently across translation and so they are marked with
>> appropriate docbook tags. For example:
>> &konqueror; -> <application>Konqueror</application>
>> In Polish we have several forms, for example:
>> &konqueror-dopelniacz; -> <application>Konquerora</application>
>> &konqueror-celownik; -> <application>Konquerorowi</application>
>> &konqueror-miejscownik; -> <application>Konquerorze</application>
> What's the difference between those? Just grammatical?
> I don't understand "dopelniacz": me not speaking Polish.
> Why don't you use
> (using the last line as an example)
> &konqueror;ze -> <application>Konqueror</application>ze
> instead? If there are no cases which modify the actual substring
> "Konqueror", that might be the cleanest solution, which would get you
> off the business of inventing three new tags for *every* program name.

Because in some cases color of application name is changed and this
looks ugly. And circumvents the whole idea of semantic tagging.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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