[Translators-l] [Fundraising 2008] CentralNotices

Petr Kadlec petr.kadlec at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 09:46:34 UTC 2008

2008/11/11 Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com>:
> The CentralNotices are now live on all the projects (including sister
> projects).  To make this possible, we had to change translations of
> "Wikipedia" to "{{SITENAME}}".  Some languages (like ru/uk), will need
> more changes in order to have accurate grammar.  If your language is
> one of these, please respond to this e-mail.

In Czech (cs), you need to take into account the grammatical gender
and number of the names. While "Wikipedie" (Wikipedia) is feminine
singular, "Wikislovník" (Wiktionary) is masculine singular, Wikinews
is plural, etc. But, since all projects share the same central notice
template, and differ only in the language, it is not that easy, I am

More specifically:

2008 meter 1-donate-text cannot have identical text for all projects,
since Wikipedia and Wikiversity (and all those using "Wikimedia"
instead of the site name) need
{{SITENAME}} je závislá na vašich příspěvcích, přispějte i vy.
Wiktionary needs
{{SITENAME}} je závislý na vašich příspěvcích, přispějte i vy.
and Wikiquote, Wikibooks, and Wikinews require
{{SITENAME}} jsou závislé na vašich příspěvcích, přispějte i vy.

Dtto for 2008 nometer 2-donate-text – for Wikipedia and Wikiversity:
{{SITENAME}} je zde pro vás, když ji potřebujete – teď potřebuje ona vás.
for Wiktionary:
{{SITENAME}} je zde pro vás, když jej potřebujete – teď potřebuje on vás.
and for Wikiquote, Wikibooks, and Wikinews:
{{SITENAME}} jsou zde pro vás, když je potřebujete – teď potřebují ony vás.

This could easily be reduced to two cases instead of three, or get rid
of {{SITENAME}} entirely and use "we", which would work around the
problem entirely.

Also, grammatical case needs to be observed, but that would be
possible even across projects using {{grammar:}} – all
donate-text-small needs to have {{grammar:4sg}} applied to
{{SITENAME}}, i.e.:
Podpořte neziskový projekt. Podpořte {{grammar:4sg|{{SITENAME}}}}.

(Or, is it possible to receive centralnotice_translate_rights on Meta?)

-- [[cs:User:Mormegil | Petr Kadlec]]

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