[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Use normal English elide in place of ellipsize

Barry Scott barry.scott at onelan.co.uk
Tue Feb 4 07:45:30 PST 2014

On Tue 04 Feb 2014 19:36:34 Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> В Tue,  4 Feb 2014 15:31:58 +0000
> Barry Scott <barry.scott at onelan.co.uk> пишет:
> > Change the messages output and also all internal
> > function names and variables to match.
> As a non-native English speaker I must admit ellipsize was more
> understandable. I am not sure I would understand "elide" if it was not
> used in this context.

Ellipsize is not in any dictionary for any language.

Elide is the English word describing what is meant by
the "..." ellipsis and can be looked up in any dictionary,
which is better the a word that cannot be looked up.

Using a well defined word will allow translators to
create good quality translations of the systemd UI.


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