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Re: Maintainers not updating LINGUAS regularly

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:
> Miloslav Trmač (mitr volny cz) said:
>> Exactly.  5 minutes times 60 languages is...
> A good reason not to use autoconf/LINGUAS and just write Makefile rules
> to ship whatever's there.

I think giving the language team control whether their language is
shipped yields better QA. While for a simple UI it might make sense to
have 30% randomly translated strings (does it?), for a doc or website,
'barely acceptable' might mean at least a selected 70% subset of the
strings. ("Selected" could eg. mean a website localized except one
whole page instead of a few sentences in each page.)

With this POV, I believe the language team should be responsible for
adding the locale in LINGUAS.


Dimitris Glezos
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