Unclear lenght restrictions on translations

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 10 08:58:13 UTC 2012

Al 06/04/12 12:37, En/na Redmar ha escrit:
> Hello translators,
> A number of programs don't work well with translations that are larger
> than the English original, leading to truncated translations in the
> interface.
> I've filed bugs for the following programs, but the fixes probably won't
> land for Precise. I would therefore advice all of you to check if the
> same bugs occur for your language, and if possible change the
> translations to work around them.
> Gnome control center, length restriction of 13 characters for a single
> word: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+3.0/+bug/819994
> Ubuntu one control panel, 17 characters total for the connect/disconnect
> button. 18 characters single word restriction for the description field
> above the button:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntuone-control-panel/+bug/946626
> Unity help overlay (hold down super/windows key), 22 character
> restriction for the key combination column, and 42 character restriction
> for the description:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/975018
> If you know of more programs that have this problem, please reply here
> so we can all try to fix the translations.
> Redmar
> --
> Ubuntu Dutch Translators

Hi Redmar,

Those bug reports are very useful indeed, many thanks for investigating
and reporting the issues.

For translations-related bugs, I'd also recommend adding a bug task for
the Ubuntu Translations project, so that they are recorded as l10n/i18n
bugs. You can do that by clicking on the "Also affects project" link on
a bug, and then typing 'ubuntu-translations' as the project it affects.
If there is another project selected for the bug, simply click on
'Choose another project' and then type ubuntu-translations.

Good work!


David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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