Translating 'Finch' and 'Pidgin'

Mark Doliner mark at
Fri May 4 17:59:15 EDT 2007

On Fri,  4 May 2007 17:27:49 -0400 (EDT), sadrul wrote
> Modified files:
>         finch/finch.c
> ChangeLog:
> The name is not translatable.

I think it makes sense for the strings 'Finch' and 'Pidgin' to be translatable
in case translators want to transliterate the word into their own language. 
That way a Japanese speaker would be able to pronounce the word without
needing to know the English alphabet (even if he has no idea what the word means).

But we should be careful to add a comment in the code stating that the word
should not be translated literally, but should only be transliterated.

Translators, am I correct?  It's really your call.


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