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error in french translation #78

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anarcat opened this Issue Jan 21, 2019 · 4 comments

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anarcat commented Jan 21, 2019

The first window in the gnome-keysign GUI says: "Sélectionnez une clé à signer" and then lists my own private keys. This translates to "Select a key to sign" when translated word by word, but a better translation of what it means would be "Select the key to sign", which I interpret as the key I will sign, not the key I will sign with.

I'm not sure what a better translation would be, but that's definitely ambiguous and confusing. I would maybe say "Sélectionnez la clé avec laquelle vous voulez signer une autre clé" but that's kind of a mouthful...

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muelli commented Jan 21, 2019

wow, that's incredibly useful. Merci beaucoup. These days we should have translator comments working. It'd be a nice hint for the translators to know what the intended semantic is, so we should provide a comment that expresses our intention of using the certifying key rather than the key to be signed.

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anarcat commented Jan 21, 2019

after talking to a fellow french speaker, he suggested "Sélectionnez votre clef de signature principale" (ie. "Select your main signing key"). I'm not sure about the "principale" ("main") part, but it is certainly less ambiguous.

Just for the record, I believe monkeysign has the exact same bug, for the exact same reason (lack of context). :)

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muelli commented Feb 14, 2019

Thanks!
This should be fixed with b291cc8

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anarcat commented Feb 14, 2019

hmm... but not the french translation itself?

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