4 strings need update (December 2018 string freeze)

Hello everyone,

TL;DR: Last call for 0.11.0 translation starts today, string freeze in effect and deadline is December 10th.

As of today, 4 of the translation strings need attention. This is in addition to the 2 new strings changed last week. This is the string freeze, that is the last update for the 0.11.0 release scheduled December 11th, 2018. No strings will change before the release.

The word “Administrator” changed to “admin” in all of these 4 places.

Reviewers from localizationlab are kindly reminded that they can Approve a string, meaning translators can only suggest modifications but cannot modify the translated string. This helps make sure the strings they reviewed are not changed unexpectedly right before the release. See the documentation for more information about this feature.

If you notice something odd in the strings marked Need review, this is not a bug and there are good reasons for this to happen and nothing we can do to improve that. This is rare though and you can just provide the correct translation and all will be good. If you think the problem you’re seeing is different, please followup on that thread in the forum.

On the weblate language page, you will see that some strings need review (they were modified) and others are new and not translated yet.

You can click on the red line and will be redirected to a page where you can see how the english string was updated.

If you think the translation is still good and does not require any update, you can uncheck the Needs review button and then Save to move to the next string. Otherwise you can modify the string and Save (the Needs review checkbox will automatically be unchecked as soon as you start editing the translated string).


@kushaldas The change from “administrator” to “admin” is not necessarily required in other languages, correct? I assume several languages will not shorten “administrator” and will keep the translations as they are. Or is there an issue of character limitations?

@erinm That is correct, the languages can choose not to update anything, and just mark the strings to be correct. This change is mostly pointing English as a language.

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