Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438094
[zh-TW] Missing translations on start menu.
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:36:56 EST
Description of problem:
There are two missing translation on the start menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Chinese Support with pirut or yum.
2. Enter gnome desktop with zh-TW (Traditional Chinese / 中文(中華民國) ).
3. Click on start menu '系統'.
4. Check out the items.
There are two items that are not translated:
"About This Computer"
There should be translated into something similar:
"關於這檯電腦" / "關於這檯機器" / "關於本電腦" / "關於本機器" / "關於本機"
Translation might consistent to current ones.
During the past 3 years, I've been trying to become a GNome translator, but
hasn't gotten any reply yet. Do you have access to their repo? I can translate
the file and maybe you could upload for me.
Let me try to apply to be Gnome translator and see why.
Chester, please let me know your progress of reapplying for account. Thanks.
So in these cases, they aren't gnome strings, but fedora specific ones. We'll
need to patch it manually downstream.
Searched gnome-desktop source directory. The above strings are not found.
Hi Chester, which package you think the strings are located?
[mclasen@localhost Desktop]$ rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/about-fedora.desktop
[mclasen@localhost Desktop]$ rpm -qf
Here is one more I'd like to point you to:
in the desktop-backgrounds package. The "Waves" name would benefit from being
Note, in the gnome-system-monitor case it's something we patched in, so it's
still not an upstream issue.
Created attachment 299801 [details]
New file in ./fedora-release-notes-8.90/about-fedora-8.90/
Created attachment 299815 [details]
New file in ./fedora-release-notes-8.90/about-fedora-8.90/about-fedora/zh_TW
Created attachment 299816 [details]
Patch file of ./fedora-release-notes-8.90/about-fedora-8.90/about-gnome.desktop.patch
Hi Ray, would you possible to patch the local tree, also submit the changes to
The "About This Computer" item is my doing - see bug 437997.
Which string would you recommend for the zh-TW version of "About this Computer"?
Hi Ray, could this bug package be changed to fedora-release-notes for maintainer
to patch that please? (BTW as last comment, the "About This Computer" item is
tracked by bug# 437997.)
Caius and Chester,
These strings are all translatable as part of the normal Fedora process, as they
have been for several releases now. When translating work where Fedora is the
upstream, you can use the established Fedora processes to make updates. Please
refer to the Translation Quick Start Guide at
instructions on how to get involved, using Transifex
(http://translate.fedoraproject.org/) or Fedora Docs CVS repositories.
I'll get this stuff into zh_TW for the about-fedora module, but where possible I
recommend you contribute directly to the Fedora L10N project.
You can also file a bug to get a zh_TW component added for the Fedora
I went ahead and filed the zh_TW component bug:
Have you joined the Translation Projectand read the suggested information?
There's quite a bit of translatable strings beyond just the menu entry for About
Fedora. There are still a few days left before we pick up those strings for the
final version of Fedora 9.
All the about-fedora information has been imported into the PO file in Docs CVS.
This should make it to Fedora 9 without a problem. Clearing the blocker.
Paul, we don't have resources for zh-TW at the moment. Maybe aiming on Fedora
10 would be realistic.
Sure, I definitely understand not having enough resources to do more translation
work for Fedora 9. :-) Now is a very good time for Caius to join up with the
Fedora L10N crew and get comfortable with their processes for the next release
Though I would like to join up with the translation at some points, I am in
engineering but is not in Fedora L10N. I filed this bug because I am Traditional
> Sure, I definitely understand not having enough resources to do more translation
> work for Fedora 9. :-) Now is a very good time for Caius to join up with the
> Fedora L10N crew and get comfortable with their processes for the next release