Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1032494
incomplete translation in system-config-printer
Last modified: 2015-06-29 09:03:10 EDT
Description of problem:
In "system-config-printer" is the status of the printer not fully translated to german language.
Case 1: Printer is ready -> the "system-config-printer" reported correctly "Untätig"
Case 2: Printer is unplugged -> the "system-config-printer" reported in mixed german/english "Angehalten - Unplugged or turned off"
In case 2 "Angehalten - Unplugged or turned off" has to be translated to "Nicht bereit - Nicht angeschlossen oder ausgeschalten" (Not ready - Unplugged or turned off)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 20 Beta
Steps to Reproduce:
1. switch to german language
2. install a printer which status could be read. (For instance a local installed USB printer)
3. start "system-config-printer"
2. unplug the USB cable
the state is described as "Angehalten - Unplugged or turned off"
the state should described as "Nicht bereit - Nicht angeschlossen oder ausgeschalten" (Not ready - Unplugged or turned off)
Created attachment 826518 [details]
printer state Ready
Created attachment 826519 [details]
printer state Not Ready
This string comes from system-config-printer-udev.c:
#define DISABLED_REASON "Unplugged or turned off"
It isn't marked for translation. Care needs to be taken here as this string is checked by system-config-printer-udev when a printer is connected, to know whether it should re-enable the queue. In other words, it is used to distinguish a queue that was automatically disabled due to the printer being disconnected from a queue that was intentionally disabled by the administrator.
Marking the string as translatable could cause queues to get 'stuck' in disabled state if, say, the system locale changes, or if the translated string changes in a system-config-printer update.
In fact, even changing the string from not-translatable to translatable will end up causing this issue.
Maybe the approach used in cups-browsed should be used instead, of setting a particular job option on the queue. That would avoid these problems.
When I open a printing dialog from gEdit 3.10.2 or Firefox 25.0 this string "Unplugged or turned off" is also shown on the first tab when the USB cable is unplugged.
Another question is why are the gnome printing dialogs in different programs different? gEdit 3.10.2 and Firefox 25.0? Are they compiled against different gnome-versions? Which printing dialog is newer?
So on the second tab on this gnome printing dialogs there are in gEdit 3.10.2 the strings "All sheets", "Even sheets", "Odd sheets" not translated but in Firefox there are translated.
Different GTK+ printing dialogs in different applications: some applications are linked against gtk2, while others are linked against gtk3:
$ rpm -q --requires gedit|grep libgtk-
$ rpm -q --requires firefox|grep gtk
Reply to comment 5 and 6:
I added a new bug report for this: 1037873
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