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Nonprinting characters in Tiki source code that make life of translators harder

Status
Open
Subject
Nonprinting characters in Tiki source code that make life of translators harder
Version
18.x
Category
  • Usability
  • Consistency
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
  • Easy for Newbie Dev
Feature
Admin Interface (UI)
Resolution status
New
Submitted by
hman
Lastmod by
hman
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(0)
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Description

Once again I stumbled upon texts of Tikis admin GUI had resisted being translated, and later I found that nonprinting characters were hardcoded that will block tra() or tr() from pattern matching. Even spaces can block a translation. I won't make new bug reports for those, but rather use this one as sort of an umbrella bug report which I will amend with comments.

So the first new occurency of nonprinting characters that block translations is found on line 130 of /lib/prefs/tracker.php:

'description' => tr("Require users to fill in a tracker form if not done already by prompting them with a modal dialog  "),


Those two spaces (yes, two, not one or three...) may look like a little glitch from a dev's perspective, but since they do not print, you cannot translate this string by copy & pasting from the GUI into custom.php giving a translation: The pattern matching cannot find it. There is a workaround, but this may not be so easy for translators with little experience and with small toolboxes (Windows comes with FAR less useful tools for this than Linux...), since if you encounter those, you have to grep through the entirety (!) of Tiki source code to find the origin of the string, to be able to look at it's source code, to be able to copy & paste from there...

Importance
4
Easy to solve?
10 easy
Priority
40
Demonstrate Bug
This bug has been demonstrated on show2.tikiwiki.org
 Accessing the Tiki instance that demonstrates this bug

The URL for the show2.tikiwiki.org instance that demonstrates this bug is at: http://hman-11504-7443.show2.tikiwiki.org. Note that if you get a popup asking for a username/password, please just enter "show" and "show". This is different from the initial login and password for a new Tiki which is "admin" and "admin".

For the install log, see http://hman-11504-7443.show2.tikiwiki.org/info.txt

Note that if you see PHP errors or a Tiki claiming to be missing third party software, the instance creation is probably not finished. Please wait a couple minutes and reload.

 Snapshots

Snapshots are database dumps of the configuration that developers can download for debugging. Once you have reproduced your bug on the show2.tikiwiki.org instance, create a snapshot that can then be downloaded by developers for further investigation.

Snapshots can be accessed at: http://hman-11504-7443.show2.tikiwiki.org/snapshots/. Note that if you get a popup asking for a username/password, please just enter "show" and "show".

Create new snapshot
SVN update
Ticket ID
7443
Created
Sunday 26 July, 2020 17:56:06 GMT-0000
LastModif
Sunday 26 July, 2020 18:00:47 GMT-0000

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