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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1376) File java/engine/org/apache/derby/loc/messages_en.properties - Message XSLAT.D
Date Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:37:46 GMT
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

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>

(Sorry, bored in an airport)

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