[Scribus] Scribus translation

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Jul 5 23:14:33 CEST 2006

> Why should a *distribution* push developers to change the way they work for
> a long time and it seems to work? Strings reuse is a good thing between
> projects (especially like gimp, krita, etc. where every translator could
> have a different background and translate the same strings differently
> because they're synonyms). But this should be a decision inside a project
> without any interference from the outside - either we switch all or nobody
> - except maybe some suggestions (not "we're doing it so must you"). Maybe
> if Rosetta could use different formats not just .po it would be easier to
> switch (Scribus uses .ts files, which is well suited for the toolkit it's
> using, conversion between formats is always a pain)
> Just my two cents, I hope I didn't sound rude, it wasn't my intention...

Sounds about right, and probably better than I would have put it. 
Importantly.. file format as you raised.. and one that seems to have been 
ignored is contextual information. I can see some translations that cross 
application borders to be totally wrong in other apps.

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