[vlc-devel] Re: Translation question

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Thu Jun 1 12:40:34 CEST 2006


Selon Benjamin Pracht <bigben+spam at videolan.org>:

> > 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 ?)

Microsoft Fönstret ?

Na... sure, but they did translate some media player versions name.

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

I thought that was done by adding extra lines to the .desktop files directly,
something like "description[sv]=Mediaspelaren VLC" or so, though I'm sure. I
doubt one can use gettext there.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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