Not happy at all

lafeber-dumoleyn2 lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl
Wed Dec 22 10:20:22 GMT 2010


After having finished the Lucid-e1 Dutch translation I took a look at 
Lucid-e2 on Launchpad. I discovered that 25% (415 strings) was 
untranslated, but when I checked the first "untranslated" string I 
noticed that there was only a minor change. Most of it was like in 
Lucid-e1, but someone had translated the whole string all over again. I 
am afraid this is the case with most of the "untranslated" strings. When 
there is a minor change, LP will not copy the translation of the string 
from Lucid-e1, which means that people start translating the whole 
string all over again.
It is sad that a lot of effort and hard work is spent on something that 
has been done already.
I see no quick solution to this problem, but perhaps it is better NOT to 
make minor changes, unless it is really necessary.
I will give one example of a (pretty long) string that has been 
translated twice:

Lucid-e2
With more people working on the project than ever before, Ubuntu 
continues to see improvement to its core features and hardware support, 
and has gained the attention of large organizations worldwide. For 
example, in 2007, \Index{Dell} began a collaboration with 
\Index{Canonical} to sell computers with Ubuntu preinstalled. 
Additionally, in 2005, the French Police began to transition their 
entire computer infrastructure to a variant of Ubuntu\dash a process 
which has reportedly saved them ``millions of euros'' in licensing fees 
for Microsoft Windows. By the year 2012, the French Police anticipates 
that all of their computers will be running Ubuntu. \Index{Canonical} 
profits from this arrangement by providing technical support and 
custom-built software.

Lucid-e1
Now with more people working on the project than ever before, Ubuntu 
continues to see improvement to its core features and hardware support, 
and has gained the attention of large organizations worldwide. For 
example, in 2007 Dell began a collaboration with Canonical to sell 
computers with Ubuntu pre-installed. Additionally, in 2005 the French 
Police began to transition their entire computer infrastructure to a 
variant of Ubuntu\dash a process which has reportedly saved them 
``millions of Euro'' in licensing fees for Microsoft Windows. By the 
year 2012, the French Police anticipates that all of their computers 
will be running Ubuntu. Canonical profits from this arrangement by 
providing technical support and custom-built software.

Nu, met meer mensen dan ooit die aan het project meewerken, worden er in 
Ubuntu nog steeds verbeteringen aangebracht, zowel aan de kernfuncties 
als aan de hardware-ondersteuning, en krijgt het wereldwijd aandacht
van grote organisaties. Zo ging Dell in 2007 samenwerken met Canonical 
om computers te verkopen waarop Ubuntu reeds geïnstalleerd is. Bovendien 
begon de Franse politie in 2005 met de overstap naar een variant van
Ubuntu – dit zou hen “miljoenen euro’s ” hebben bespaard aan 
licentierechten voor Microsoft Windows. Tegen 2012 verwacht de Franse 
politie dat al hun computers op Ubuntu zullen draaien. Canonical 
profiteert hiervan door
technische ondersteuning en software-op-maat aan te bieden.

If this kind of translation is not transferred from e1 to e2 I see no 
quick way of reviewing 415 strings that have been retranslated in the 
form of suggestions.
Hannie
Ubuntu Dutch Translators






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