Untranslated .desktop and .appdata files

Bug #1753846 reported by Piotr Drąg on 2018-03-06
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Stephen Brandt

Bug Description

These files are not listed in po/POTFILES.in, so they are not translatable:


AppData is also not internationalized in data/meson.build.

Piotr Drąg (piotrdrag) on 2018-03-06
summary: - Missing files from po/POTFILES.in
+ Untranslated .desktop and .appdata files
Stephen Brandt (ztefn) wrote :

Well, the "Comment" field for the desktop files is actually merged in (the translation string is included in src/text.vala) automatically when building using the i18n.merge_file statements in data/meson.build.

I haven't added the desktop file them selfs to po/POTFILES.in on purpose because it would add many useless fields too like "Icon", "Categories", etc. But if you have a need for other specific fields to be translated (like "Keywords" or maybe the rarely used "GenericName") let me know and I'll consider adding.

AppData is indeed not translatable currently. Would be a good idea to make "summary" and "description" nodes translatable.

Changed in haguichi:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Stephen Brandt (ztefn)
milestone: none → 1.4.1
Piotr Drąg (piotrdrag) wrote :

gettext is automatically extracting only useful fields from .desktop files, like Name, GenericName, Comment, and Keywords. Currently it extracts also Icon, but that’s a known bug (https://savannah.gnu.org/support/?108887). Categories and others are *not* extracted.

gettext is able to extract all translatable strings from AppData files as well.

Stephen Brandt (ztefn) wrote :

You may knock yourself out now!

Changed in haguichi:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Piotr Drąg (piotrdrag) wrote :

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Stephen Brandt (ztefn) on 2018-11-07
Changed in haguichi:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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