[Openstack-i18n] The Transifex '%' problem
amotoki at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 15:47:25 UTC 2013
Yes. When we upload PO files to Transifex, % checks seem to be skipped.
This is an easy way to skip the issue.
Note that this approach is dangerous and cannot be used when several
translators are actively
translating the same documents. Uploading a PO file may override
strings from others.
On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM, Gabriel Wainer <gabrielcw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you very much for the answer and the tip Akihiro. I have just
> downloaded .po file, changed the string, sent it back and it worked nicely.
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Gabriel,
>> We Japanese community faced the same problem.
>> When I reported it to Transifex GitHub, I got the following response.
>> PO file is generated from various kind of sources which includes
>> program sources or normal documents.
>> Program sources may constains several % specifiers and % character has
>> a special meaning.
>> On the other hand, % is a normal character in normal documents
>> (including OpenStack documents).
>> Trasifex behavior mainly focuses on the former.
>> Transifex cannot know from what source uploaded PO files are generated.
>> I think Transifex needs an additional attribute to specify a type of
>> PO files to address this issue.
>> At this moment, we need to escape % character to avoid this problem in
>> I often translates message strings extracted from program sources
>> and this feature of Transifex is really helpful for such contents.
>> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Gabriel Wainer <gabrielcw at gmail.com>
>> > Hello everyone,
>> > Recently I faced the '%' problem from Transifex described here.
>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-manuals/+bug/1192091
>> > This does looks like an issue in Transifex. Have anyone talked with the
>> > Transifex guys to ask if they are aware of that? I searched their issues
>> > but
>> > there isn't any about it.
>> > https://github.com/transifex/transifex/issues?labels=&page=1&state=open
>> > Thanks,
>> > Gabriel Wainer.
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