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(Ruud Baars) #1

There was a message of new texts in the plugin. When translating, I noticed what I think is an error in the text:
Auto detection for invalid numbers (e.g. IBAN, ISBN, …)
e.g. already means there is more, so the ellipsis is superfluous. In fact, I consider an ellipsis a dirty way to un-end a sentence (but that is only taste).

And… Text is still about errors. But style errors do not exist; that is a matter of taste.


(Daniel Naber) #2

Yes, I’m looking for a better way to phrase it. Ideas welcome.


(Ruud Baars) #3

In Dutch, I use terms like ‘findings’ (bevindingen), ‘comments’ (opmerkingen). In fact most are improvement suggestions. But I am not native English.


(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #4

my idea: replace the ellipsis with “, etc.” (", enz." for Dutch)
It provides a clear end to a broad E.G. whereas the ellipsis could be mistaken for a pause and thus imply that it’s a narrow E.G.

P.S. I personally only end sentences with an ellipsis when implying that the speaker is being muted out.


(Ruud Baars) #5

I would have replaced the ellipsis, but could not. Sotware requires it in the translation when it isin the source.