Need a clarification meaning of "Files"

Asked by Jung-Kyu Park on 2016-06-27

It may confuse for translators to translate "Files"

Might be meaning of

1) Pantheon-Files ?
2) Plural of File ?

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Jeremy Wootten
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2016-06-27
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2016-06-27

This question was originally filed as bug #1596482.

Zisu Andrei (matzipan) said : #1

Meaning is plural of file.

Zisu Andrei (matzipan) said : #2

Meaning is plural of "file"

Best Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) said : #3

Sorry to disagree, but the only place "Files" appears as a translatable string in the code (in DesktopLauncher.vala) it is referring to the name/function of the program rather than the plural of the generic word "file". The difference is subtle but could make a difference in other languages.

Other filemanagers use the same app name, which can cause problems if more than one filemanager is installed.

As far as I can tell, where there is a translatable string referring to an actual file or files then there is no capital letter. It would perhaps be a good idea to insert a note to translators when the app name is being referred to.

Jung-Kyu Park (bagjunggyu) said : #4

Thanks Jeremy Wootten, that solved my question.