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[german translation] call person

asked 2016-12-22 01:13:56 +0300

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updated 2016-12-22 10:25:52 +0300

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The german translation of the string "call person" is "Person anrufen", but the desired action is to call a 'contact'/"Kontakt" just like in the english or french translation. Since 'contacts' are a known metaphor in sailfish (and other mobile os'es) for stored credentials, the word 'person' is misleading, because it could also be interpreted as a not nearer known individual. Also "Person anrufen" appears before "Telefonnummer eingeben" 'Enter phone number' in the pulleymenu, so it is likely to chose the wrong action for the desired next step.

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2nd thought on this: To call a person the next steps are - enter a phone number or - chose a contact The capability to actually call the entered number or the chosen contact is given by the step after, so a pulleymenu:

enter phone number/ choose contact

Telefonnummer eingeben/ Kontakt auswählen (aufsuchen)

would be even more consistent.

Helge ( 2016-12-22 01:27:54 +0300 )edit

Yes this german translation is really misleading and I am always choosing the wrong action! The translation really needs to mention the word 'Kontakt' (contact) for the action to call a person from the contact list.

Alex ( 2016-12-22 08:15:30 +0300 )edit

Yes it right it a bit misleading

Nokius ( 2016-12-22 10:25:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-12-22 12:29:39 +0300

Fixed :) 10chars

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It's still "Person" in

Helge ( 2017-02-09 13:34:24 +0300 )edit

There are other changes as well that are not included in the latest update... @sledges can you comment on this?

ejjoman ( 2017-02-09 13:45:53 +0300 )edit

@Helge, @ejjoman, apologies that your changes are not in, but all translations made after the round is closed will land in the release after this one.

Last translation round was: https://together.jolla.com/question/150887/official-announcement-start-of-the-next-l10n-round-go/

Schedule for each round: https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Translate_the_OS#Translation_round_schedule

sledges ( 2017-02-09 14:03:06 +0300 )edit

Thanks @sledges for clearing things up.

Helge ( 2017-02-09 16:52:20 +0300 )edit
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