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Re: Changes in the German translation >> Change other languages, change - into +

From: Dominique Meeùs <dominique@d-meeus.be>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:19:25 +0100
Message-ID: <4B31EEAD.70504@d-meeus.be>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Jörg Kohne a écrit ce qui suit, le 23/12/09 05:21 :
> […]
>> For example, "Exit Amaya" is replaced by "Beenden" 
>> (no reference to Amaya),
> Yes, you're right! The word-for-word translation is "Amaya beenden". The
> germanised translation is simply "Beenden". Which program would otherwise
> have meant?  ;-)

In French too, we have "Quitter Amaya".

Most applications in most operating systems have just "Quit (Ctrl+Q)". 
In my opinion, one should not correct German but correct all other 
languages to just "Quit" (without "Amaya") to be consistent with the 
common practice in GUI application software.

By the way, most documentation about software and most menus are 
expressing a combination of keys with the + sign (like in "Ctrl+Q"). 
(Likely ⌘+Q on a Mac, but I can’t check it now.) Why does Amaya alone 
(or nearly alone) write "Ctrl-Q" and the like? This also should be made 
consistent with the common practice about keyboard shortcuts.

Amicalement, Dominique,
dominique@d-meeus.be, http://www.d-meeus.be/
To say that a necessary condition for the writing of these words is the 
/willing/ of the author to write them, and to say that a necessary 
condition for the writing of them is a certain state and configuration 
of the material of his brain, these two statements are probably merely 
two ways of saying the same thing. (Alfred James Lotka, /Elements of 
Physical Biology/, 1925, p. 403.)
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