[libreoffice-l10n] Breaking News!... Help pages can be edited directly in gerrit.

Sophia Schröder sophia.schroeder at libreoffice.org
Sun Apr 8 09:35:29 UTC 2018


it causes visual glitches, like comma faults, at least in the old help 

So yes, I think so.

Assuming the most translation were done already correctly
it is also an opportunity to review own translations.

Otherwise there are just 2 clicks, no?

And it is not a long where it may "disturb" translators.
Once it is done, it is done. Except new strings of course.

And there don't come in a big bunch and I am also testing in the moment,
which are the best practices to get rid of some failures
and to make our help system and files more consistent.
I have no problems with abandoning my patches for good reasons.

It is a learning process for me too.

Am 07.04.2018 um 23:11 schrieb Martin Srebotnjak:
> Hi,
> just one example from Gerrit 4 hours ago:
> "vector graphics;converting bitmaps"
> was changed to:
> "vector graphics; converting bitmaps"
> See: 
> https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/52546/2/source/text/simpress/guide/vectorize.xhp
> Is that "missing space" an error? Not. What does this change cause? It 
> causes 100+ translations of that string obsolete, fuzzy, untranslated, 
> not shown in builds ... And 100+ localizers must again localize, 
> check, edit this same string ...
> Is this kind of editing/"cleaning-up" of help really useful/desired? Not.
> Lp, m.
> 2018-04-07 22:01 GMT+02:00 Martin Srebotnjak <miles at filmsi.net 
> <mailto:miles at filmsi.net>>:
>     Hi,
>     And now the Babilon tower is open to all ...
>     For years I was asking for a kind of a review process for all new
>     strings in UI/help and for the editing process. So someone
>     overlooks all the changes going in and stops the ones that seem
>     unfit (in langague or technical sense), thus reducing the
>     repetitive editing of same strings.
>     Instead, now there is a possibility to edit everything even more
>     "easily", with even less thinking about it before it is done.
>     So now we might see a surge in help changes that make many l10n
>     projects quite vulnerable, and most probably several edits of same
>     strings in a row (a documenter reminding oneself that another
>     thing should be added or changed or edited, after it is already
>     featured in git).
>     Hopefully, this function is limited to master, because if this is
>     available in "stable" versions, this will lead to havoc ...
>     Lp, m.

Regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Sophia Schröder
German Language Team
IRC: SophiaS

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