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Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1376) File java/engine/org/apache/derby/loc/messages_en.properties - Message XSLAT.D
Date Fri, 09 Jun 2006 17:27:03 GMT

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----- Original Message ----
From: Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org>
To: derby-dev@db.apache.org
Sent: Friday, June 9, 2006 7:37:46 AM
Subject: Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1376) File java/engine/org/apache/derby/loc/messages_en.properties
- Message XSLAT.D

Laura Stewart wrote:

> *** (LS) Responses below
> 
> On 6/7/06, David Van Couvering <David.Vancouvering@sun.com> wrote:

>> *** (LS) While I like to be polite too, we are not sitting down to tea
>> > with the users :-) It is more professional in technical
>> documentation to
>> > leave the "Please" out. Besides, the key is not to be polite, but to
>> > provide the information that users need to resolve the problem.
>>
>> Ah, I beg to differ.  I think that users too often are treated too
>> brusquely in the way a system communicates with them.

> We can handle this with the variant field of locales.

> en_US_unix - Error 84

> en_US_1960robot - Log directory {0} exists. Fix.

> en_US_polite - Log directory {0} exists.   The directory may belong to
 > another database.  Please make sure the specified logDevice location is
> correct.

> en_US_youknowwho - Log directory {0} exists. Someone from Sun or IBM
> should fix this for you.

> en_UK_polite - I'm terribly sorry to disturb you, but the log directory
> {0} exists, I'm sure it's my fault. Please don't worry about it, no, no,
> really, it's not a problem.

> en_UK_jeeves - <no error - a good butler fixes such issues>

> Dan
> (Sorry, bored in an airport)
> </snip>


Now that's funny.  The UK polite reminds me of Pip from South Park, if anyone watches or watched
that.  Back to work though, and I guess what we might be going after then is a combination
of US and UK, something like this:

en_CANADA: A log directory {0} exists.   The directory may belong to
another database.  Check that the specified logDevice location is
correct, eh?

(Seriously though, without the "eh?")












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