Closed Bug 622429 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 years ago
Italian strings need apostrophes to be escaped
Android multi-locale builds are failing: 04:24:40 INFO - /tools/android-sdk/platforms/android-8/tools/aapt package -f -M AndroidManifest.xml -I /tools/android-sdk/platforms/android-8/android.jar -S res -F gecko.ap_ 04:24:40 INFO - res/values-it/strings.xml:24: error: Apostrophe not preceded by \ (in Si è verificato un errore durante il caricamento di un file necessario per l'esecuzione di Fennec) 04:24:40 INFO - res/values-it/strings.xml:29: error: Apostrophe not preceded by \ (in Invia una segnalazione dell'arresto anomalo a Mozilla) 04:24:40 INFO - res/values-it/strings.xml:30: error: Apostrophe not preceded by \ (in Includi l'indirizzo della pagina) 04:24:40 INFO - make: *** [gecko.ap_] Error 1 Looks like the "'" needs to be escaped with a "\"
Where is that coming from?
Let me rephrase that: As per XML standards, the ampersand doesn't need to be escaped. So, what's complaining, and suggesting to do things that make no sense in XML files?
(In reply to comment #3) > Let me rephrase that: > > As per XML standards, the ampersand doesn't need to be escaped. > > So, what's complaining, and suggesting to do things that make no sense in XML > files? http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/string-resource.html#FormattingAndStyling Must be something about how the string is post processed from the XML file.
Comment on attachment 500738 [details] [diff] [review] patch We are only adding escape chars, not changing the text in any way. This will get a nightly build too (or we hope it will).
Attachment #500738 - Flags: review+
Comment on attachment 500742 [details] [diff] [review] patch to drop IT this seems like the right way to drop a locale, based on: http://hg.mozilla.org/build/mozharness/file/bfd8318f90d6/scripts/multil10n.py#l343 and http://hg.mozilla.org/build/mozharness/file/bfd8318f90d6/configs/multi_locale/trunk_android.json#l6 And we can't land the real fix in the "it" repo cause of permissions. We can turn "it" back on when it is fixed.
Attachment #500742 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+
This is so wrong that I don't even know where to start... For example, this breaks all localization tools and I have to manage this file by hand. BTW there should be a bug about fixing the real problem, not the consequence: if you're using entities in dtd files you must expect to find non escaped apostrophes. At least, is it ok to use typographic apostrophes? http://hg.mozilla.org/l10n-central/it/rev/f4c8aa839cac
Assignee: nobody → francesco.lodolo
Typographic apostrophes probably work, yes. That said, we can't wallpaper over that platform deficiency by removing locales for the rest of our lives. I've been pondering a few ideas: - drop using a dtd (as the result isn't really XML, but just weird strings in an XML container) -- downside is, what to replace it with? Also, the tool to create the xml container just gets more messy - drop shipping on android -- not gonna fly with the users - enhancing compare-locales to know about crufty extra rules for android -- we'd have to do this anyway, I guess -- it's non-trivial, and is adding some weird assumptions on what android files would be. The sad story is, we can't quickly fix compare-locales. It's a non-trivial patch, and turning on more errors has severe implications on the rest of our releases (aka, anything needs to ship with l10n-merge on, down to stable releases of thunderbird and seamonkey). I hope that we'd be able to actually deploy stuff on the l10n-dashboard soon again (we can't right now, no access to the machine anymore). Long term, there's good and bad news: Good news, we can probably just implement l20n for java and drop android's confused in-house crap. Bad news, that'd still be java. Side remark, mfinkle, I hope you enjoy as much as I do to run across a more hacky l10n-infra in android than in gecko ;-)
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
OS: Mac OS X → Android
Hardware: x86 → All
If typographic apostrophes are ok, can someone re-enable Italian builds?
Adds IT back since the strings were fixed in the IT repo
Attachment #501928 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs)
Attachment #501928 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs) → review+
pushed: http://hg.mozilla.org/mobile-browser/rev/6428efdf5077 closing bug
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
verified FIXED on build: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv71; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20100109 Namoroka/4.0b9pre Fennec/4.0b4pre (multi-locale)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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