[Bf-committers] i18n: contexts now available!
montagne29 at wanadoo.fr
Thu Dec 22 22:24:19 CET 2011
Hi translators and devs!
Sergey just added a way to have contexts in Blender RNA, so the hunt is
Now, we have to organize a bit things, as adding a context implies
modifications of Blender code (nothing hard, but let’s try avoiding
unneeded noise and cluttering with hundreds of various contexts). Also,
adding a context will impact all translations. Having superfluous
contexts in some languages is inevitable, but let’s try to avoid it as
much as possible too.
To quote Sergey’s commit message, « Think context like "BRUSH" or
"MODIFIER" are preferable than "NOUN" and "VERB" because in some cases
the same english noun used in different areas better be translated
differently to make translation more native. »
So here is what I propose (as we have a tracker, let’s use it!) :
* Translators send requests for a new context to
with headers of report/request formatted this way: "[CONTEXT]
NAME_OF_CONTEXT". Request should also contain the po-paths of the
* Request is discussed a bit, and if it seems reasonable, context is
added to code.
* Translators can also send requests (on ML or tracker) to add
properties to an existing context.
Note that the list of contexts currently in use will be in stats of each
weekly report from now on.
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