Support for subtranslations

Bug #58685 reported by Sridhar Dhanapalan on 2006-09-03
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #57925: Request: Cascading Translations. Edit Remove
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Medium
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Bug Description

Some translations are derived from other translations. It would make a lot of sense to treat these translations as overlays on top of their parent translations. That way, a lot of duplicate work can be eliminated.

For example, English has a variety of dialects (en_AU, en_ZA, en_IN, etc.) that are almost identical in their written forms. Most are based on en_GB, so it would make sense to have them as subtranslations of en_GB. We have started an effort to do this here:

  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EnglishTranslation

If Rosetta does not support subtranslations, our work will be much more difficult. In the case of English alone, this is a problem that potentially affects over a billion people.

Changed in rosetta:
importance: Untriaged → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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