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Easy Hack - Translate Comments from German to English

You find the description of this Easy Hack in the corresponding bug report.

If one directory is finished, please write on this site.

Directory in libs-core Who is working on it? Status
avmedia - no comments found
basic Andreas Mantke done
comphelper Tom Thorogood done
connectivity Tom Thorogood done
cppuhelper Tom Thorogood done
configmgr - no comments found
cui Tom Thorogood done
dbaccess done
desktop Albert Thuswaldner done, see [1]
dtrans Urs Fässler done
editeng Albert Thuswaldner done, see tdf#34196
eventattacher Rob Snelders done
filter Hansgerd Schneider done
formula Adrián Cereto done
fpicker Michael Münch done
idl Michael Münch done
linguistic Rob Snelders done
rsc Lucas Satabin done, see [2]
sd Urs Fässler done
sfx2 Albert Thuswaldner done, see tdf#33424
svx/inc done
sysui - No comments found (false positives)
toolkit Oliver Günther done
tools Oliver Günther done
ucb Rob Snelders done
udm - No comments found (false positives)
unotools Oliver Günther done
uui Albert Thuswaldner done, see [3]
vbahelper Rob Snelders done
xml2cmp - No comments found (false positives)
xmloff Oliver Günther done


Directories other than libs-core Who is working on it? Status
sw/inc open
sw/source/core open
sw/source/core/access Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui open
sc/source/ui/docshell Johnny M done [4]
sw/source/ui/ribbar Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/shells Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/uiview Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/uno Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/utlui Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/web Matthias Freund done
sw/source/ui/wrtsh Matthias Freund done
sw/source/filter/ww1 Stefan Ring done
sw/source/core/doc Philipp Weissenbacher done
vcl done
sc/source/core/data/ Albert Thuswaldner done
sc/source/ui/undo/ done
sc/source/ui/view/ Albert Thuswaldner done
sc/source/ui/xmlsource/ Albert Thuswaldner no german comments found
sc/source/ui/drawfunc Thomas Beck done
sc/workben/ Albert Thuswaldner done
include/svx/ Johnny M done [5]
svx/source/fmcomp/ Johnny M done [6]
svx/source/inc/ Johnny M done [7]
sw/source/filter/html open

Getting started

Note: You can use the Gerrit UI to edit the source files. Go to Projects->List->core and click "Create Change". Select the branch "master" and enter a commit message like "Translate German comments". Then click the "Edit" button and add the files you want to translate.

We have a script in core/bin/ called find-german-comments, that helps you find German comments. Be sure to download the directory text_cat as well.

Here is an example on how to use it:

~/git/libreoffice/rawbuild/starmath$ ~/git/libreoffice/bin/find-german-comments -v > german-comments.txt
processing file 'inc/action.hxx'...
processing file 'inc/applicat.hxx'...
processing file 'inc/config.hxx'...
(...)

The file german-comments.txt will contain the file names and line numbers where German comments were found. You can run the script in any directory and it'll check the hxx/cxx files under that directory recursively (this can be handy in large modules, as guessing the language of a comment takes some time). If you want only the file names, use the -f option instead of -v.

Note that it only checks comments that are 4 characters or longer, which might miss some shorter ones. Also, logging and error messages are not detected yet. You can translate them as well.

If you have problems with the script, poke vmiklos.

If you add this to your .bashrc you can search for German comments anywhere in the codebase using fgc instead of the path to the tool every time:

alias fgc='${HOME}/Documents/Projects/libo/bin/find-german-comments'

If you want to save some time, there is now a text document listing all of the directories containing German comments so that you don't have to parse through the entire core. Because this may be out of date, double check the above table before assigning yourself to a directory to make sure nobody else is working on it or has already completed it. It's a good place to start if you're not sure where to go hunting down the comments.