Closed Bug 26057 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago
.dtd: component order needs to be changeable
Doing l10n work (M13 de-AT), I encountered problems in chrome/messenger/.../pref-diskspace.dtd The construct around days.label is not l10n compatible. There are two lines in the dialog affected by this label: "Keep messages which have arrived within the past XXX days" (keepMsgs.label + Input Box + days.label) "Remove message bodies only older than XXX days" (removeMsg.label + Input Box + days.label) In German, the lines should look like this: "Nachrichten behalten, die in den letzten XXX Tagen eingetroffen sind" "Nachrichtentexte loeschen, die aelter sind als XXX Tage" You see, those line endings are not the same anymore. That's not possible with current files...
Reassigned to Fergus.
Assignee: rchen → fergus
Need to fix this by beta1. The problem here is that we're combining several distinct elements to make one sentence. When we localize, we need to retain the the meaning, but we need to change the order of verb, object, etc. I can emulate a simpler example from the MacOS find file function which shows the problem quite well: "Search [popup listing all your mounted drives] for [input box for filename]" In German, Japanese and other languages, this word order might change to "[popup listing all your mounted drives] for [input box for filename] search" That's what we need to do, right now I don't know HOW to do it, but we will need a fix. Adding an assortment of L10n/I18n folks to the cclist.
Summary: pref-diskspace.dtd: days.label is hard to localise → pref-diskspace.dtd: component order needs to be changeable
pdt says not necessary for beta1, feature likely to go away
removing beta1 keyword
Can we confirm this dialog is going to go away? If so, I'd like to close this bug.
Dropping priority to 4 for reasons listed above.
Priority: P3 → P4
Moving to M16
Target Milestone: --- → M16
need to have localizability bugs fixed by beta2
Matt, can you confirm whether or not this dtd is to be redesigned and/or removed?
Assignee: fergus → rchen
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
changing component to preferences, not L10n.
Assignee: rchen → matt
Component: Localization → Preferences
QA Contact: teruko → sairuh
Assignee: matt → mcafee
Target Milestone: M16 → M18
Putting on [nsbeta2+][5/16] radar. This is a feature MUST complete work by 05/16 or we may pull this feature for PR2.
QA Contact: sairuh → teruko
Whiteboard: [pdt-] → [nsbeta2+][5/16][pdt-]
Move to M19 target milestone.
Target Milestone: M18 → M19
the feature this pref is used for has been yanked for 6.0. depends on 17211, marking invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Depends on: 17211
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Verified as Invalid.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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