Switch "Shut Down" to "Switch Off" and "Suspend" to "Sleep"

Bug #531491 reported by Ted Gould
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Ubuntu Translations
Won't Fix
In Progress
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

We're trying to unify the naming throughout Ubuntu of how the user tells Ubuntu to be ready for the power to be removed and that it should only keep the memory active removing power from other components. For those we are using "Switch Off" and "Sleep".

The following is diff changing those strings on the latest package in Lucid.

See also bug 540826, about changing "Suspend" to "Sleep" only.

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Ted Gould (ted) wrote :
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

"Sleep started" probably should be "Going to sleep"
"Sleep failed" -> "Couldn't sleep"
"Failed to sleep" -> "Couldn't sleep, clowns were eating me"
"Failure to sleep" -> "Can't sleep, clowns will eat me" (not really)

"The battery is critically low, so the " has a stray space before "is". (My fault, sorry.)

And from the since-you're-changing-it-anyway department:
"Computer will" -> "The computer will" (2x)
"this computer" -> "the computer" (4 more)
"below the critical level" -> "critically low" (4 more)

The rest of the patch looks good. Thanks!

tags: added: patch
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Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

Update patch

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

"Your computer failed to sleep" -> "The computer failed to sleep".

We're suffering scope creep here. :-) The changes to mouse/phone/etc strings are much less important, so if it's going to make the patch noticably harder to maintain or to get upstream, drop 'em. Otherwise, looks good.

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Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

Updated patch

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-power-manager - 2.29.91-0ubuntu4

gnome-power-manager (2.29.91-0ubuntu4) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/17-unify-power-strings.patch:
    - Patch from Ted Gould to change "Shut down" and "Suspend" to
      "Switch off" and "Sleep" (LP: #531491)
  * debian/patches/12-add-appindicators.patch:
    - Update from Jan Arne Petersen to reduce the width of the indicator
      menu (LP: #531620)
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:29:37 +0000

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I've added an upstream task. It would be great if someone could forward the changes upstream, so they can be considered for the next GNOME cycle

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Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

Forwarded the bug upstream. Thank you Ted for the patch.

Changed in gnome-power:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
removed: patch
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

For the record, I just reverted all the "the" -> "this" and "your computer" -> "the computer" changes. There is really no point breaking hundreds of translations for such small details. This sort of change will either get applied upstream, nor not at all, sorry.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

gnome-power-manager (2.29.91-0ubuntu8) lucid; urgency=low

  * Drop 17-unify-power-strings.patch entirely, as per recent discussion we
    will not push that into lucid any more.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:53:40 +0100

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Changed in gnome-power:
status: Unknown → In Progress
David Planella (dpm)
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in gnome-power:
importance: Unknown → Low
description: updated
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