[Gajim-devel] [commit-gajim] r10863 - branches/gajim_0.12/po

Jonathan Schleifer js-gajim at webkeks.org
Tue Dec 16 23:26:45 CET 2008

Am 16.12.2008 um 22:50 schrieb Yavor Doganov:

> This is entirely inappropriate.
> There is nothing wrong in a partially translated program; otherwise
> msgfmt would consider untranslated/fuzzy messages a critical error.
> Removing incomplete translations has only nefarious effects: It is an
> insult to translators' work, it is a disservice to users who still
> prefer using programs in their native language, and it is a impolite
> to those who take advantage of the LANGUAGE environment variable and
> may use only a subset of the translated strings as fallback.
> Fortunately, only a few free software projects do this (Mozilla, OOo,
> Claws Mail, ...), and it is very disturbing to see Gajim joining them
> in this bad practice.

No translation is better than a wrong and unmtaintained translation.  
Especially when this can even compromise security as important things  
are not translated well enough. We therefore decided to only keep  
translations for which we have a maintainer. If you don't agree with  
the removal of a specific language, feel free to volunteer as a  
maintainer for it. But that means you have to verify the translation  
makes sense etc.


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