"About This Computer" and GDM strings

Igor Pires Soares igorsoares at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 04:29:35 UTC 2009

Hello L10n folks!

String freeze is coming and I'd like to have some strings translated.
However, I'm facing problems with two specific modules.

There is a "About This Computer" string in Fedora's gnome menu that is
not actually from gnome-system-monitor, gnome-menus or redhat-menus.
This a Fedora customization. There is a wiki page where this string was
translated [1]. I made some changes in the pt_BR translation during the
F10 translation cycle but it didn't get into the distribution. I guess
other languages also need to translate/update this string, but IMHO this
is not a good way to do this and I am not sure what component should I
file a bug against.

The other issue is about GDM. Probably due to downstream customizations
in Fedora and gdm rewrite, some strings are in English even if the
upstream is a 100% translated. The "Password" string is one example.
There is a bug filed for this [1] but it is almost one year old. I would
like to know if this is still only happening with pt_BR or other
languages too. This happened in F10 and is happening again in Rawhide
for us.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/WillWoods/AboutThisComputer
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441796

Igor Pires Soares

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