Ubuntu

Turn %s strings back into $foo or {foo} strings

Reported by Barry Warsaw on 2010-08-23
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gettext
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Unknown
computer-janitor (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: computer-janitor

Bug 621723 complains that the new PEP 3101 style format strings, i.e. {foo} cause problems for translators because gettext, and thus Launchpad, do not recognize these strings. This means that the content checking currently done for %(foo)s strings would not be done, and UI can break. %s strings are horrible and must die, but they can't until gettext and LP support the new formats. dpm (David Planella) will file an upstream bug on that.

Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2010-08-24
Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Barry Warsaw (barry)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2012-09-12
Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
assignee: Barry Warsaw (barry) → nobody
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