Date localization problems

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Gingko
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Date localization problems

Post by Gingko » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Hello,

There is a problem with localization, at least in French.

For illustrating this issue, I will just give you an example :

If I want to search all files having a modification time during the last month, the help file ("search syntax key" or something like that) says that I should type:

Code: Select all

dm:derniermois
… which doesn't work because the actual syntax is:

Code: Select all

dm:lastmonth
All or many of other keywords or constants behave the same way.

I don't mind about localizing or not the language syntax, and I don't know if it is a bad translation problem or not, but I think it is important that the syntax described in the help file would correspond to the actual language syntax.

… meaning that either you translate the actual language syntax AND the corresponding help description, either you don't translate any of them, but if the language is not modified and the help file is translated (here in French) up to the keywords themselves, French people will have problems in finding the proper syntax to use.

Also I suppose that translating constants or keywords may be a problem as a constant like "year" should be translated as "année", with the acute accent, implying handling UTF-8 into the keywords and constants themselves …

Gingko

Stamimail
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Re: Date localization problems

Post by Stamimail » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 pm

I think the info in help is the problem here.
Perhaps the French translator made use of auto-translation.
One can change it back with translation editing.
https://www.voidtools.com/support/every ... anslating/

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void
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Re: Date localization problems

Post by void » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks for the localization issue report.

I have updated the size and date function syntax for the French localization of Everything:
https://www.voidtools.com/Everything.lng.zip

Installing the language pack:
/support/everything/supported_languages/#installing_the_language_pack

Currently, search keywords are in English.
Adding support for localized search keywords is on my TODO list.

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