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sr #108887: Icon= in .desktop files

Submitted by:  Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>
Submitted on:  Sun 20 Sep 2015 11:00:43 AM UTC  
 
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Wed 23 Sep 2015 12:14:50 PM UTC, comment #4:

> Sorry, I can't judge without confirming it with the people behind the spec. Maybe we could ask on the xdg list?


Could you please do it? I don't think I'm subscribed.

> That's because with intltool maintainers manually mark translatable keys with "_", no?


Right, of course.

Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>
Wed 23 Sep 2015 05:07:39 AM UTC, comment #3:

> I have never seen a locale-dependent icon.


Sorry, I can't judge without confirming it with the people behind the spec. Maybe we could ask on the xdg list?

> The previous tool used to translate .desktop files (intltool) didn't extract the Icon key.


That's because with intltool maintainers manually mark translatable keys with "_", no?

Daiki Ueno <ueno>
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Mon 21 Sep 2015 09:41:39 AM UTC, comment #2:

I have never seen a locale-dependent icon. The previous tool used to translate .desktop files (intltool) didn't extract the Icon key. As it stands now, it's just a potential point of failure for translators.

Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>
Sun 20 Sep 2015 11:58:22 PM UTC, comment #1:

According to the specification, the Icon key is really translatable:
http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s05.html

Maybe it is to allow applications to have locale-dependent icons?

Daiki Ueno <ueno>
Project Administrator
Sun 20 Sep 2015 11:00:43 AM UTC, original submission:

xgettext extracts "Icon=" lines from .desktop files, which it shouldn't do.

Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>

 

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