Bug 57528 - Embarassingly funny Italian translation
Summary: Embarassingly funny Italian translation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Federico Musto
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-14 22:11 UTC by Davide Bolcioni
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-08-24 21:02:49 UTC

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Description Davide Bolcioni 2001-12-14 22:11:22 UTC
Description of Problem:
The Italian translation of entries in the window manager configuration
dialog is misleading at first, funny once translating it back to
English reveals the problem, but embarassingly unprofessional before a

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

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch nautilus from the Gnome menu (with LANG=it_IT). 
2. Goto "preferences:///Desktop"
3. Pick "Gestore di finestre" (window manager configuration)

Actual Results:
The items read:
"Chiarimento (Corrente)"
"Creatore di finestre"

The first is Enlightenment, the second is WindowMaker, but translating
proper nouns is misleading (since they are installed using their proper
name) and the Italian translation borders the hilarious.

Expected Results:
The appropriate proper nouns in their original form.

Additional Information:
I was most relieved to see that "Sawfish" was left alone, as its literal
translation ("Pescesega") would have sent us ROTFL. This conveys the
impression of "cheap" translators working on stuff they have no clue
about; it is as if Italian newspapers referred to President George Bush as
"Giorgio Cespuglio".

Comment 1 Davide Bolcioni 2002-08-23 21:31:25 UTC
The bug is still there after an upgrade to RedHat 7.3 (nautilus-1.0.6-15).

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2004-08-24 21:02:49 UTC
Ooold bug, apologies for having it drop through the cracks. Please
refile against a current release if it's still relevant.

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