Two different translations for the same language

Bug #124984 reported by Stéphane Raimbault on 2007-07-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

French translators found a translation bug in the main menu of GNOME (present in edgy, feisty and gusty), the wrong package seemed to be gnome-desktop but it was right in upstream and Rosetta. After some investigation, I found not one but two PO files for the same French translation:

$ dpkg -S
language-pack-gnome-fr-base: /usr/share/locale-langpack/fr/LC_MESSAGES/
language-pack-gnome-fr-base: /usr/share/locale-langpack/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/

fr_FR is unuseful, I deleted fr_FR one and translation is correct now!

Maybe some other packages have the same problem because my fr_FR directory contains (on Feisty):

I confirm this, in the source package language-pack-gnome-fr-base (7.04+20070412) there is 4 .po files in the /data/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES folder which have very old revision dates (all in 2006) :

"POT-Creation-Date: 2007-03-14 12:17+0000\n"
"PO-Revision-Date: 2006-06-02 08:44+0000\n"

The right files, up to date, are in /data/fr/LC_MESSAGES.

Stéphane Raimbault (sra) wrote :

This translation bug is critical because a wrong message is showed in the main System menu.

Changed in rosetta:
importance: Undecided → High
Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

$ dpkg -S
language-pack-gnome-fr-base: /usr/share/locale-langpack/fr/LC_MESSAGES/

Fixed in Gutsy, much thanks!

Changed in rosetta:
status: New → Fix Released
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