Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

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Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

Postby RicardoPC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:22 pm

I'm Mint Rafaela Cinnamon user with the Brazilian Portuguese language and I would like to edit the translation of the main Cinnamon menu, so I ask that you inform me how this is done.

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Re: Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

Postby Pjotr » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:58 pm

Ask the team leader if you may join your translation team:
https://translations.launchpad.net/linu ... lang/pt_BR
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Re: Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

Postby RicardoPC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:44 pm

Pjotr, I have no interest in joining the team of translators volunteers, for two reasons:

1) I preferred to review and edit multiple ".mo" translation files, using the Poedit program, to make the translation to my taste, regardless of the changes made by me be or not approved by the translators team, and I will provide these edited files to download, for anyone interested in using this custom translation, and maybe the translation team also enjoy the results of my work;

2) none of the translation files created by the team of translators contains the translation of the main Cinnamon menu.

The reason I want to edit the translation of the main menu Cinnamon is that I changed the translation of the name of multiple applications, then the name that appears in the application window became different from the name that appears on the menu.

Thank you and sorry for my english

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Re: Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

Postby Pjotr » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:51 am

OK, I see.... :)

You can download the .po files from here:
https://translations.launchpad.net/linu ... lang/pt_BR

Then you can edit the .po file and convert it into a .mo file with Poedit.

Finally, you can put your .mo file in:
/usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES

or in:
/usr/share/linuxmint/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES

(this location can vary)

Afterwards, reboot your computer and enjoy your new translation.
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Re: Editing the translation of the main menu of Cinnamon

Postby RicardoPC » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:13 pm

Pjotr, as I checked and I had already informed in my previous message, none of the files that I could download through the link informed by you contains the translation of the main Cinnamon menu.


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