[freeciv-i18n] Re: English original text, change proposal
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 10:43:53AM +0200, Davide Pagnin wrote:
> Hi all!
> This is (IMHO) i18n matter, even if it involves the original English
> In the common/share.c file we found this line:
> _("%s: Fatal error: you're trying to run me as superuser!\n")
> The output of this line, is IMHO very bad, there are 2 colon (:) and
> thus the message is very readable.
> Isn't this a better text?
> _("Fatal error: you're trying to run %s program as superuser!\n")
> I'm not English native speaker, but this way there is a clear definition
> (Fatal error) and the related issue, with the subject (%s) that has
> raised the problem.
> Any comment?
Well both texts fulfill the purpose of this message, which is a rather
technical one, since it is presented to the console operator or in a log
file. Many Linux programs behave like this, try sed, make, mount e.g.
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