3 small typo issues in the translation template (#162, #261 and #447)

Bug #941361 reported by Thibault D on 2012-02-26
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software-center (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

As of today on launchpad : three small issues encountered when translating USC strings :

Current sentence : "This computer does not have graphics fast enough for this software."
The word "graphics" might be too vague. Would "graphics performances" be better ?

Current sentence : "There was a problem posting this review to %s."
As explained in the developer's note, their should be a comma (",") at the end of this sentence, not a final stop (".").

Current sentence : "To make recommendations, Ubuntu Software Center will occasionally send to Canonical an anonymous list of software currently installed."
I would replace "To make recommendations" by "To improve recommmendations"

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Thanks for these suggestions.

#162: "graphics performances" would be ungrammatical -- performance, as used here, is a mass noun. So "graphics performance" would be better, but "performance" would then be redundant with "fast enough". That could be fixed by removing "fast" and moving "enough" earlier: "This computer does not have enough graphics performance for this software." But compared with "graphics fast enough", "enough graphics performance" would be a little longer, a little less direct, and not even any less vague.

#261: The string should end with a period, but the translator note is incorrect. I think this particular string shouldn't have a translator note at all; you don't need to know that there might be multiple services included in the string. (If you did need to know, we'd have bigger problems, because we use the same string regardless of how many services there are.)

#447: USC doesn't give you recommendations at all unless you submit a list of installed software. So "To make recommendations" is correct.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks, I removed the misleading comment now in bzr.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.1.12

software-center (5.1.12) precise; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/webcam-string-fix:
  - small fix to support the debtagshw updated tags for hardware::camera
    (split into webcam,digicam now)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/trivial-nm-state-override:
    - support the SOFTWARE_CENTER_NET_CONNECTED environment value to
      force the connected state as a stopgap workaround for bug 911706
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp941361:
    - adds a general make_string_from_list() helper to build (somewhat)
      i18n friendly human readable strings easily (LP: #941361)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/expunge-cache:
    - merge os.nice() addition
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp789596:
    - better (less scary) string for updates from third-party
      venders (LP: #789596)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-refresh-of-whats-new:
    - fix missing refresh of the what's new content on a database
      reopen so that new content from the agent appears as soon
      as it finishes the update
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/review-fixes:
    - ensure ui is correctly updated after submitting/modifying review
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/simulate-slow-network:
    - add a small helper to simulate a slow network connection to
      see if we have hidden latencies in the UI when the network
      is (really) slow
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/top-rated-refresh:
    - ensure that the top-rated apps are refreshed when we have new data
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/apptreeview-tweaks:
    - fix 'load_range" errors when navigating the installed view
      (LP: #913675), and do some nice needed refactoring/cleanup

  [ Anthony Lenton ]
  * lp:~elachuni/software-center/dont-store:
    - consolidate Ubunty SSO logins to use "Ubuntu Software Center", fixes
      inconsistent UI and storing of two keys in they keyring, as well as
      being prompted to log in twice the first time that you review an app
  * lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test,
    - add a unit test to check code statically for pep8 compliance and update
      more and more of the code to meet it

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp944875:
    - Fix an intermittent crash that can happen if the installed view pane
      has not been built yet when a call to show the spinner is made as a
      result of a refresh (LP: #944875)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/list-view-icon-coordinates-lp947624:
    - This branch adds support for providing the correct icon size and
      on-screen coordinates values in the Unity launcher integration dbus
      call when an installation is initiated via the list view
      (LP: #947624)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/enable-published-date-unit-test:
    - unit test change only, enable the published-date unit test that was
      disabled pending deployment of support on the staging server

  [ Natalia Bidart ]
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/one-auth:
    - use consistently the same app name for eve...


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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