Translations usage in different distros

Asked by Adriano Steffler

I have some doubt about how the translations are used for different distros. For example, if I translate Ubuntu 10.04, will the translation packages (or at least some packages) be reused in Ubuntu 10.10? Of course, there will be some changes, but many strings of the predecessor distro will be mantained.

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Best Henning Eggers (henninge) said :

So, you are (luckily) not talking about different distros but about different series of the same distro. I am happy to tell you that translations are shared between series, so any translation you do e.g. in lucid (10.04) will automatically appear in maverick (10.10) and vice versa. Naturally, as you already noted, this only works for English strings that are identical in both series.

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Adriano Steffler (adrianosteffler) said :

Thank you for the answer. Now I know that I don't have to do the entire translation's process for each version of Ubuntu. This will spare a lot of work and time.



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Adriano Steffler (adrianosteffler) said :

Thanks Henning Eggers, that solved my question.