[vlc-devel] Re: Translation question

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Thu Jun 1 09:52:06 CEST 2006

On Wed, 31 May 2006 23:37:45 +0200, Daniel Nylander <info at danielnylander.se> wrote:
> I wonder if the main window title should be translatable.
> The title says just "VLC media player".
> In Swedish (and other languages) it will be "The media player VLC"
> (Mediaspelaren VLC).

Well, "VLC media player" is the program name. As a consequence, it shouldn't be translated IMHO. (They don't localize "Microsoft Windows" into Swedish, do they ?)

> Should it be translatable or just in English?
> How about the .desktop file? Should a small description be part of the
> POT file?

Having a description in different languages could be nice indeed. However, I'm really not sure this canb be done easily using gettext (although it is possible through other means).

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