Opened 20 months ago

#14552 new bug

System applications names hardcoded in strings make Locale settings non-consistent when user ask to not translate them

Reported by: TheClue Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: Applications Version: R1/Development
Keywords: locale Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


The user can have Sytem Applications and Folders translated into her local using the 'Locale' preflet.

But many often, application mames are hardcoded into the catkeys and are not aware of the preflet settings. For example, in Network Status:

You can run NetworkStatus in a window or install it in the Deskbar

This make non-consistent behaviour to users than could read both the translated/untranslated versions, depending on how the catkeys was handled by the translation teams vs her Locale settings.

This is also true to applications referencing other applications in strings (not often, but it happens. A typical example is the Installer and Drive Setup in EULA)

I think that the application names should be dynamic parameters in text and being aware of Locale settings

You can run %s in a window or install it in the %s

General discussion here:

Related to #10387

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