For long time we (the Czech l10n team) were struggling to keep up with the DevTools strings. Partly because they are low priority, partly because there were doubts whether people want DevTools also in Czech, or kept in English.
I started a poll on Twitter yesterday afternoon, promoted it on the right places I hope, and there are already almost 100 responses, 87/13 in percents in favour of having DevTools always in English regardless the locale of the browser. I still want to see the final result at the end of this week, when it’s scheduled to end, and in the meantime I would like to ask some questions.
- IIRC there was a chat long time ago to enable to chang localization of DevTools independently. Is that anywhere on the radar today?
- Should I check the situation in other browsers, if that’s relevant? I opened Chromium on Linux platform, and they have DevTools in English there, not Czech. At the same time we might be a leader here, because at some point IE copied some of the terminology from Firefox, even the incorrect one.
- @flod: If the poll unfolds with such huge difference, do you think I should remove the existing Czech localization for DevTools, possibly before the next ESR moves to beta?
- How other locale teams approach DevTools?