Not translatable string "Workspace Switcher" in Unity panel

Bug #1062921 reported by Igor Zubarev on 2012-10-06
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
High
Unassigned
Unity
Fix Released
High
Nicolas Delvaux
6.0
Fix Released
High
Didier Roche
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Didier Roche
Nominated for Quantal by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄

Bug Description

(Unity 6.0 branch not changed in the end)

Not translatable string "Workspace Switcher" in Unity panel.

grep -R "Workspace Switcher" /usr/share/locale
 gnome-panel-3.0.mo

After grepping we found this string in gnome-panel

Related branches

tags: added: quantal
description: updated
description: updated
Vassili Platonov (vassilip) wrote :

Confirmed too.
AFAIK gnome-panel doesn't shipped in quantal.

Nicolas Delvaux (malizor) wrote :

This has nothing to do with Gnome Panel, this is a Unity bug. I just proposed a fix for it.

Could someone mark the Gnome Panel item as invalid?

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Nicolas Delvaux (malizor)
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: New → Invalid
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-10-06
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
David Planella (dpm) on 2012-10-06
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
no longer affects: gnome-panel
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-10-08
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

So, for Quantal, the "Workspace Switcher" string is not anymore in langpacks (the file is not in POTFILES.in). If we only put it back, this would mean having every translation team having to retranslate it which is not acceptable IMHO at this stage of the release.

As the button is exposed by default, we need it translated. I looked at the workspaces-related string and found one which can match in them: we have "Workspaces" in the help dialog (when you keep super pressed). The translation matches in French and I checked other languages.

I pinged design about it and they are ok with the change to avoid having to retranslate it. Also they do note that "Workspace Switcher" and "Workspaces" still get access to the same intent, and doesn't introduce confusion.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Ok, no need for the changed strings after all, Seb reuploaded the template file with the additional string and launchpad kept the 12.04 string, so we can revert it to that one.
The incoming langpack export will then repick the previous 12.04 translation.

The POTFILES.in addition is still needed for next upload to not remove the string from the template and so export.

Al 08/10/12 11:47, En/na Didier Roche ha escrit:
> So, for Quantal, the "Workspace Switcher" string is not anymore in
> langpacks (the file is not in POTFILES.in). If we only put it back, this
> would mean having every translation team having to retranslate it which
> is not acceptable IMHO at this stage of the release.
>
> As the button is exposed by default, we need it translated. I looked at
> the workspaces-related string and found one which can match in them: we
> have "Workspaces" in the help dialog (when you keep super pressed). The
> translation matches in French and I checked other languages.
>
> I pinged design about it and they are ok with the change to avoid having
> to retranslate it. Also they do note that "Workspace Switcher" and
> "Workspaces" still get access to the same intent, and doesn't introduce
> confusion.
>

That sounds great to me, thanks Didier for the effort in finding a
satisfactory solution for everyone, you rock!

--
David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

(marking as fix released as we just need to wait patiently on next langpack export to do its magic :))

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-10-14
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
description: updated
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-02-17
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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