[Translators] Support for msgctxt

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 11:57:09 CET 2012

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:37:08 -0200
H <hm at hm.net.br> wrote: 

> looking at the big picture ...


> why would you change something without having any reasonable
> advantage?

There is a reasonable advantage. Like Andrej pointed out in the first

Instead of:

#: src/account.c:1537
msgid "Accounts List Get Column Name|G"
msgstr ""

The files would contain:

#: src/account.c:1537
msgctxt "Accounts List Get Column Name"
msgid "G"
msgstr ""

msgid "Accounts List Get Column Name|G" was out workaround for a
missing feature in gettext, which is now no longer missing: msgctxt.

It has been the case before where translators mistakenly added the
'|G' part to their translation. So the 'reasonable advantage' is
clear from where I'm standing.

with regards


It isn't worth a nickel to two guys like you or me, 
but to a collector it is worth a fortune 

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