Translation problems with planned transactions schedule

Dmitry Pavlov zeldigas at
Sun Apr 13 05:16:48 EDT 2014

I've found that to implement minimum solution, we can just add
context="..." to glade translated labels. like this
<property name="label" translatable="yes" context="Daily">Every</property>

This utilizes context lookup feature in gettext, instead of disambiguation
prefixes, but it seems working just fine.

does anyone mind about such change?

2014-04-13 12:48 GMT+04:00 Dmitry Pavlov <zeldigas at>:

> Hello, I have a suggestion that can help improve translation for some
> languages.
> So here is the problem: in src/gnome-utils/gtkbuilder/,
> that describe a form for filling in transaction schedule, translation
> string "Every" is used for all possible combination - for daily, weekly,
> monthly frequency, i.e. "Every x days".
> It sounds good for English, but is impossible to translate well in
> Russian, because the correct tranlation depends on the numeric amount and
> the type of frequence.
> Suggestion:
> *As the minimum, but ok solution*, can you introduce translation prefix
> (as described in Q_ macro) for every different frequence, like
> Weekly|Every? Using this I can use not brilliant, but pretty good
> translation that would sound good and not strange in Russian.
> *As the best solution*, it would be great to update labels in dependence
> of the amount in combo box and use the plurals feature of gettext.
> --
> Regards,
> Dmitry Pavlov

С уважением,
Дмитрий Павлов

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