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#48238 closed enhancement (reported-upstream)

add indication of sources for citations as translator comments

Reported by: pixelverbieger Owned by:
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Working on the translations for 5.3 we (German polyglots) found some difficult passages to translate.

What we (meanwhile) learned that these passages are

  • a quote by Matt Mullenweg
  • a three line poem by some Japanese poet
  • a movie shooting script (Citizen Kane)
  • an excerpt of Don Quixote

It took quite a while for us to figure that out.
(And we're still unsure how to translate these passages appropriately.)


Quotes like Matt's must be translated differently than those of a classic like Don Quixote. (For a classic there might exist "standard" translations which should be used then.)
… and some things like this three line poem just could be replaced by any other (German) three-liner.

The same applies to book or film titles. In some languages, these may differ from the original title.


For future releases I wish there were indication of sources for such citations -> written as translator comments.

Change History (3)

#1 @La Geek
19 months ago

I second this. However, knowing the source of such quotations does not mean that we can translate them meaningfully.

As an alternative / suggestion: Either adopt the original quotation in English or use your own national citations.

#2 @pixelverbieger
19 months ago

Dominik @ocean90 asked me to create a ticket for this at GitHub …

#3 @ocean90
19 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the valuable feedback! Closing this one to keep the discussion in one place.

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