[haiku-commits] Re: r40912 - in haiku/trunk/data/catalogs: add-ons/disk_systems/bfs add-ons/disk_systems/intel add-ons/screen_savers/butterfly add-ons/screen_savers/debugnow add-ons/screen_savers/haiku ...

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:38:18 +0100

On 2011-03-11 at 15:45:01 [+0100], Adrien Destugues 
<pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 11/03/2011 15:38, Siarzhuk Zharski a écrit :
> > On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:15:05 +0100, Adrien Destugues wrote:
> >> Le 11/03/2011 15:10, humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx a écrit :
> >>> Added: haiku/trunk/data/catalogs/add-ons/disk_systems/bfs/zh.catkeys
> >>> ===================================================================
> >>> ---
> >>> haiku/trunk/data/catalogs/add-ons/disk_systems/bfs/zh.catkeys
> >>>                     (rev 0)
> >>> +++ haiku/trunk/data/catalogs/add-ons/disk_systems/bfs/zh.catkeys
> >>> 2011-03-11 14:10:28 UTC (rev 40912)
> >>> @@ -0,0 +1 @@
> >>> +1        application/x-vnd.Haiku-BFSAddOn    0
> >>>
> >> Now this isn't going to help a lot with localization, besides wasting
> >> disk space...
> >> Bug in hta ?
> >
> > That is typical situation with completely non-translated modules. IMO
> > actively translating languages will fill this with real data sooner or
> > later so I find it not a big problem. ;-)
> >
> well, actually it is. The catalog is found, so everything will fall back
> to the default english, instead of trying other languages you may have
> chosen.
> 
> For example, my locale preference is French, Spanish, English. I know
> some other people also worj that way. If the french catalog is empty
> (but exists), I get no chance of seeing the spanish one.

I wonder, isn't this rather something the locale kit should deal with (i.e. 
if the catalog is lacking a word, try the next language's catalog for it)? 
Isn't that something that must happen in case of local versions of 
languages (e.g. de_DE -> de) anyway?

Or was it an explicit design decision to avoid showing more than two 
languages in the interface? If so, that certainly wouldn't help anyone who 
speaks a second language, but not English.

CU, Ingo

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