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Closed 6 years ago

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#6046 closed Translation (fixed)

German translation: minor grammatical mistake

Reported by: geos2016 Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: 2.90
Component: Mac Client Version: 2.84
Severity: Trivial Keywords: German translation


Transmission in its latest as well as in previous releases (at least on Mac) in German says:

"Empfange von XX von YY Teilnehmern + ZZ Web-Verteiler"

The grammatically correct form is "Web-Verteilern" (Dative case plural, analogous to "Teilnehmern"). It should be super-easy to correct that mistake. As far as I can tell, this is the only instance where Transmission is using that particular string, so adding the missing 'n' should not break anything. I guess this is an example where a translation of a term appartently was done isolatedly without sufficient consideration of the phrase it is being used in.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mike.dld

This particular form is actually present 5 times in translation files, 3 times in macosx/de.lproj/Localizable.strings and 2 times in macosx/QuickLookPlugin/de.lproj/Localizable.strings...

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by geos2016

The specific grammatical issue is only relevant to the pluar form, so all the singular forms ("web seed" in English) are safe. For the pluar form (i.e. "web seeds" in English) whether "Web-Verteiler" or "Web-Verteilern" is correct depends on usage of that term within the specific phrase. It is by no means possible to make a correct translation without knowing the full expression that parrticular snippet will be integrated in. So I guess there is no way around evaluating which phrase each string will be put in (this should hold true for any language). In this very limited case I assume it should be possible to figure out which string is used for the initially quoted phrase and correct that one's German translation by simply adding the extra 'n'.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mike.dld

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.90
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed in r14654, thanks ;)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mike.dld

  • Component changed from Transmission to Mac Client
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