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To save disk space, all packages in the main repository have translations of the "Name", "GenericName" and "Comment" keys stripped from their *.desktop files, and put in language packs instead.

However, lots of packages in main (for example, Inkscape) also contain multiple translations of GNOME extension keys such as "X-GNOME-FullName". Is there any reason why these keys are not stripped from the *.desktop files, or would it make sense to update the package mangler to do this?

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closed as too localized by andrewsomething, htorque, fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:52

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Note that I asked a similar question at Launchpad a week ago, but received no reply as yet. Please forgive me if this is the wrong thing to do... I'm new to askubuntu! – Alex Valavanis May 16 '11 at 15:38
See link – Alex Valavanis May 16 '11 at 15:38
I believe you should file a bug report, your question is specific to a particular low level change in Ubuntu, I am not sure this is the best place to get feedback with that. – João Pinto May 16 '11 at 16:16
I've created a new bug report proposing the change... however, I'm not sure whether it would be a good idea or not. Any opinions would be much appreciated. – Alex Valavanis May 16 '11 at 16:37
This was not done to save disk space as the space saved is insignficant. It was instead done so that Ubuntu could translate the .desktop names directly in Launchpad which gets pushed out via language pack updates. – Jeremy Bicha May 16 '11 at 18:07

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