Bug 228509 - wrong use of units in various translations (mainly Dutch)
Summary: wrong use of units in various translations (mainly Dutch)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs2
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-13 14:04 UTC by Armijn Hemel
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:13:18 UTC
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Description Armijn Hemel 2007-02-13 14:04:16 UTC
Description of problem:

Some units are used wrongly. The error is in the translation of the .po files.
Fixes are trivial. Units should not be changed between langauges. Now every
megabyte (MB) becomes a megabit (Mb) in the Dutch translation. This is wrong and
confusing. Apart from the Dutch translation other translations might have this
error too.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. set language to Dutch
2. insert USB disk or so
3. see size displayed in Mb instead of MB on the desktop
Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:

Cut and paste from nl.po:

# KB / Kb
#: ../libgnomevfs/gnome-vfs-utils.c:84
#, c-format
msgid "%.1f KB"
msgstr "%.1f Kb"

#: ../libgnomevfs/gnome-vfs-utils.c:88
#, c-format
msgid "%.1f MB"
msgstr "%.1f Mb"

#: ../libgnomevfs/gnome-vfs-utils.c:92
#, c-format
msgid "%.1f GB"
msgstr "%.1f Gb"

Comment 1 Armijn Hemel 2007-02-13 18:02:32 UTC
This bug is also in the Danish and "Limburgish" translation. It is just plain
wrong, since these are international standards.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:13:02 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:13:17 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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