Heads up: Translate Firefox and Thunderbird keywords

Jeremy Bicha jeremy at bicha.net
Thu Apr 5 22:10:59 UTC 2012

On 5 April 2012 17:53, Simos Xenitellis <simos.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:43 PM, Gabor Kelemen <kelemeng at gnome.hu> wrote:
>> Hi translators
>> Recently the Firefox and Thunderbird desktop files got keywords support,
>> which means: if a user types one of the keywords into the Unity dash, the
>> relevant application shows up.
>> So it would be important to translate these strings into as many languages
>> as possible.
>> Unfortunately, these applications are not supported on Launchpad
>> Translations, so we have to edit the following wiki pages:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Wanted/FirefoxDesktop - fill in the
>> translation of "Internet;WWW;Browser;Web;Explorer" under the Keywords column
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Wanted/ThunderbirdDesktop - fill in the
>> translation of "Email;E-mail;Newsgroup;Feed;RSS" under the Keywords column.
>> As with other keywords, these do not have to be word by word translations.
>> Instead you can list the words that users are likely to search for when they
>> want to browse the web / write a mail.
> These keywords are used in the HUD when users want to start up Firefox;
> If so, should be start with the existing list of English keywords and
> add any variants in our language?

Well, in the Dash (the HUD is the menu searcher that only shows when
you tap the Alt key). I agree that keeping the English keywords is
probably useful for most people. That way people can search either by
English words or phrases or by their system language.


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