[Solved] Screen saver strings

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[Solved] Screen saver strings

Post by marouane87 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:14 am

Hello :)

I'm currently trying to help translating what remains untranslated to Arabic. And I have a question about the screen saver string.
It's actually like this:

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%l:%M %p
	
	Located in src/gnome-wall-clock.c:172
	
		
%A, %B %e
	
	Located in src/gnome-wall-clock.c:173 
Is it standard format used by the system? (in this case, no translation shall be made)
Or the letters are just random and what matters is the format itself (%letter, %letter %letter)?

Thank you :D
Last edited by marouane87 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Screen saver strings

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:10 am

Those are standard date and time format specifiers :wink: You do not need to translate those format specifiers, though you could change them if the default format specifiers are less common for your language region. Here's an interactive page where you can enter the format string and see what it looks like: http://www.foragoodstrftime.com/

You can look up the format specifiers in the strftime manpage if you want, with the command `man strftime` on your terminal or online here: http://linux.die.net/man/3/strftime.
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Re: [Solved] Screen saver strings

Post by marouane87 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:39 am

Perfect! Thank you very much!

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