[plt-translators] english-string-constants.ss update

From: Chongkai Zhu (czhu at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 17 22:19:00 EDT 2008

Chinese is so different that I just put a (T) at the end of the string 
(with an underscore under the letter T), which is also done by all other 


Philippe Meunier wrote:
> Robby Findler wrote:
>> This one probably doesn't require any changes in other languages.
> Yes, I wondered about that too so I checked and I can easily create
> the same shortcut in the French version since the French word for
> "recent" is very close to the English one.  I think it would also be
> easy to do in Portuguese and Spanish.
> In general I don't know if there's a good solution to the problem of
> translating keyboard shortcuts.  It's not the first time I ask myself
> this question and I'm never really sure if it's best to try to have
> shortcuts in the translated versions that are exactly the same as in
> the English version when possible and simply drop the shortcut when
> the translated text makes it impossible to have the same shortcut in
> both versions, or if it's best to just use completely different
> shortcuts in each translated version, or if it's best to use English
> shortcuts when possible and invent new ones in other cases.
> French is reasonably close to English so often it's possible to use
> the same shortcuts in both versions, and I think consistency across
> versions is good.  On the other hand this strategy obviously doesn't
> work for Chinese, for example...
> Philippe
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