[MonoDevelop] pt_PT translation?

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 15:15:47 EDT 2007

Well I'm the latest pt_BR, translator and I have to abide by what our
Brazilian dictionaries (that represent mostly the position of the
group of most notable live Brazilian writers, the "Academia Brasileira
de Letras", have ont the subject) show, or common usage on official

That is the case, for this anglicism, "Leiuate". That is how
government officials translate "Layout", in laws, or their
corresponding regulatory acts.

We Brazilian developers are used to let lots of those terms
untranslated, in our daily usage on computer related texts, but surely
some feel obliged to "cook up" some translation, even if just changing
the letters to give roughly the same sound, as in this case.

As I said, I'm just using the official or sometimes "de facto"
translations, current in Brazil.

I'm all for an effort to bring up a good pt_PT translation also in the mix.

As many old timers (I've been programming computers in the last 3
decades), I normally use my OS and applications, specially development
tools, configured in en_US, so that in truth I rarely use my own
translation, that is offered for the benefit of novices.

Já escrevi demais. Até outra feita, meus caros colegas lusitânos.


On 4/11/07, Luis Gomes <lmagomes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, that's what motivated me to translate it.  I opened monodevelop
> and it was in pt-br... No offense to our Brazilian friends, but when I
> saw "layout" translated as "leiaute", I just weept.
> Anyway, I will work some more on it, and send it soon, (I hope).
> On 4/10/07, Alexandre Miguel Pedro Gomes <alexmipego at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Luis,
> >
> > As far as I know there isn't anyone. Glad someone cares about our language
> > :) pt-br is really funny sometimes but there's nothing like the good old
> > portuguese :)
> >
> >
> >  On 4/10/07, Luis Gomes <lmagomes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Is anyone working on a pt_PT (Portuguese from Portugal) translation? I
> > > started translating it, but remembered someone could have the same
> > > idea.
> > >
> > > If no ones doing it, can I send the po file to this list for inclusion
> > > in the svn, or is there a better method for submitting it? Even if it
> > > is not 100%, since I wont be able to work on it on the next days, and
> > > I'd like to submit it in case someone wants to review it, or contact
> > > me to work with me on the translation.
> > >
> > > If someone is already doing it, can you contact me so I can work with you?
> > >
> > > best regards.
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Monodevelop-list mailing list
> > > Monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> > >
> > http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/monodevelop-list
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Alexandre Gomes, Portugal
> _______________________________________________
> Monodevelop-list mailing list
> Monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/monodevelop-list

Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw

More information about the Monodevelop-list mailing list