Directions In Architectural Redesign

Jouni Heikniemi jth at
Fri Jan 23 15:09:00 UTC 2004

At 15:00 23.1.2004 +0000, you wrote:
>>They also serve as a fallback when a localized string is unavailable.
>Generally, our localisations are all-or-nothing, aren't they?

Yes, but it's extremely hard to patch up an existing localization (after a 
new Bugzilla release, for example) - or create a new one - unless you can 
do it bit by bit, translating one string to whateverlanguage, spotting 
another English phrase, translating it and so on. Of course, fallback 
strings aren't the only way to achieve this, but they are one good approach.


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