Translations with bad formatting strings now disabled

Adi Roiban adi at roiban.ro
Tue Feb 3 09:05:26 GMT 2009


În data de Ma, 03-02-2009 la 15:34 +0700, Jeroen Vermeulen a scris:
> Hi all,
> 
> This is about the msgids that were used as format strings, where some of 
> the msgstrs had incompatible formatting directives, e.g. translating 
> "file not found" as "%s not found."
> 
> We've just completed a full gettext check of all active Ubuntu releases. 
>   Any messages that failed gettext's format-string checks were disabled. 
>   In cases where the problem was only in a Launchpad-specific 
> translation, we've reverted to the upstream translations.
> 
> For Hardy, 1,780 messages were disabled and 239 ones from upstream 
> re-enabled.  In 26 cases the upstream message was different but also 
> failed the check.
> 
> For Intrepid, 1,520 messages were disabled and 376 ones from upstream 
> re-enabled.  In 30 cases the upstream message was different but also 
> failed the check.
> 
> For Jaunty, 1,506 messages were disabled and 299 ones from upstream 
> enabled.  In 26 cases the upstream message was different but also failed 
> the check.
> 
> The number of messages checked was about 2 million per Ubuntu release. 
> These were the currently selected messages with the c-format flag (or 
> equivalent for another language) enabled.
> 
> 
> Jeroen
Hi Jeroen and thanks for this feature.

Is there a report with these packages.
Lately the Romanian team was using the Ubuntu language packs[1] to check
them for errors and report them upstream[2].

Now, if Ubuntu language packs are clean I don't know how we can help the
upstream projects.

Just a simple text file pe language would be enough.

I know that we could complete the translations and send them upstream.
But , at least for Romania, the upstream developers are more responsive
to error reports than translations update request.
We will not know that our translation update also fixes some fatal po
errors.

Kindest regards,
Adi

[1] https://translations.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+language-packs
[2] http://l10n.ubuntu.tla.ro/rosetta-intrepid-build/ro.html
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Adi Roiban




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