Context specific translations?
dherring at tentpost.com
Mon Mar 5 21:22:36 UTC 2018
Did this get sent to the wrong list?
Anyway, I would recommend mimicking Qt's approach to translation. If
possible, re-use their file formats. Then you can use their toolchain for
On Mon, 5 Mar 2018, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> In our translation catelog, we have the word "To". There are multiple uses for this word, which is marked for translation for all uses.
> One use is the case of a date range ("From ... To ...."). Another use is the case of an address ("To: <address on the next line(s)>".
> When translating these to Dutch, these use cases have very different translations (Date range: "Tot"; address: "Aan").
> It seems we need some context specific translations. However, our translation library (which isn't gettext), doesn't cater for them.
> Any ideas as to how to approach this problem?
> How will we know which domains we need to distinguish?
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