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[Solved] Screen saver strings

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:14 am
by marouane87
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

Re: Screen saver strings

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:10 am
by xenopeek
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:

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:

Re: [Solved] Screen saver strings

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:39 am
by marouane87
Perfect! Thank you very much!