[etoys-dev] Re: Need for translation in DrGeo

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue May 18 18:05:00 EDT 2010

On 18.05.2010, at 14:42, Markus Schlager wrote:
> Hi Bert and Korakurider,
> On Tue, 18 May 2010, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On 18.05.2010, at 03:13, Korakurider wrote:
>>>   OK.   My original thought was that Etoys-tiles has strings of only
>>> base facility and each package PO includes tile stuff, so that add-on
>>> package doesn't affect base POs and make it easy to add package in
>>> dynamic manner (like Hilaire wrote for DrGeoII).
>> We have no dynamic packages (yet). If someone implements really fast code loading we can think about it again, but I don't see this being implemented any time soon.
>> And users won't care about how we organize our code in packages anyway. Either something is in Etoys or not.
>> Also, I think it is a lot easier for translators to have all the tile translations in one po file. I thought we agreed on that before.
> IMO as translator, small po-files are easier to translate and maintain. Looking at Etoys and DrGeo - though I know they're both layers on let's say squeak-smalltalk ( thinking of Etoys as something which has to do with tile-scripting, educational software for childrens' use ) - they look pretty different to me. 

What do you mean by "they look pretty different"?

> Being a user of these two tools I'd use them for different purposes ( maybe I could do with Etoys what I can do with DrGeo, but not vice versa ). To me they are different entities. Their tiles look completely different, for example. Hence I don't understand, why their strings should get merged into one huge po. Thinking the sugar-way, they're two different 'activities'. Look at fructose or honey: Every activity has it's own po. I do know, I have to translate the same base-strings several times therefore, but pootle has also a project named 'Terminology', which makes this pretty easy.

We are *not* talking about the DrGeo activity. We are talking about adding DrGeo to Etoys. And as part of Etoys it should be translated along with Etoys.

- Bert -

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