Desktop Entry Specification

Takao Fujiwara Takao.Fujiwara at Sun.COM
Sat May 21 21:13:30 EEST 2005

Hi All,

Thanks for your replies.
I would like to clarify my idea.

[Desktop Entry]

The reason I added "#_tag" is we don't treat .desktop files only.
E.g. Gedit has *.plugin files the tags are "Name" and "Description". The 
first filename is and it will be chaned to 
hoo.plugin. Some modules has the similar implimentations. Then when we 
see .desktop files on installed image, we need to expect which tags are 
translated tags so I thoght to provide "#_tag" and mo file tag.

What do you think? Could you advice me?


Tobias Gläßer wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 21.05.2005, 01:02 +0200 schrieb David Faure:
>>On Friday 20 May 2005 22:26, Waldo Bastian wrote:
>>>And then a file that only provides translations like:
>>>[Desktop Entry]
>>>Name=German foo
>>I don't even dare imagining the listing in share/applications/kde ...
>>There are 230 files in my installation, with up to 68 languages in some, 
>>so this would become a directory with 15640 files?? Ouch.
> I share the above concerns. Furthermore the current system seems quite
> good, it's just that there are no Desktop Entry specific translation
> tools yet. In GoFun there'll be one, but I don't know when I get to it.
> Greetz...
> Tobias Gläßer

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