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Leaders, please review the "unchanged" and "fuzzy" keys in your language
March 22, 2013 4:01 AM

Daniel Sanz


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Hi all,

some time ago some translators reported a bizarre problem about translations that disappeared from Pootle. After some research we found out the root cause: when an existing key gets changed in, pootle does not keep the translations of that key.

The curious can take a look to the pootle bug. We are in touch with pootle developers to help them as much as possible.

Fortunately, the number of affected keys is very low. A couple of examples:
  • The key javax.portlet.description.20 changed because "Document Library" was renamed to "Documents and Media Library"
  • The key ban-this-user changed due to a caps change

While this bug gets fixed, we patched Pootle, so that:
  • If a changed key was already translated for a language, we mark it as fuzzy in that language.
  • Otherwise, the key gets the value stored in, so the key is automatically flagged as unchanged by Pootle in that language. This key will count as translated, so it may slightly affect statistics.

As a consequence, we suggest translation leaders to review both fuzzy and unchanged keys. While fuzzy keys are available in the "Quick translate" link under "Translate tab", unchanged ones are available in the Review tab, by clicking the "unchanged" link.

We apologize for the inconveniences. We are working on a more elegant solution.

Corné Aussems
RE: Leaders, please review the "unchanged" and "fuzzy" keys in your languag
February 11, 2013 12:44 PM

Corné Aussems

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Hi Daniel,

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