[Rd] patch to add a menu item in Rgui for RSiteSearch

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 13 10:59:01 CEST 2005

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Liaw, Andy wrote:
>>> Please consider adding the following to the next R release (I understand
>>> that it's too late for R-2.1.0).  It adds the menu item `Search R Site' in
>>> the `Help' menu in Rgui (which calls RSiteSearch() on the input string).
>> Can you or someone else think of a better name?  That sounds like it 
>> searches www.r-project.org.  I think even 'R Sites Search' would be better.
>> Yes, it is too late: we need lead time for the translators these days.
>> (RGui has Chinese, German, Italian and Japanese menus available.)
> I'd suggest "R help online...".

But, it is not 'help online': it is searching docs and past help.

> After the release, I think this should go into R-patched.  Do we have tools 
> to tell the translators all the new strings that need translating, or should 
> they be explicitly informed about such a thing?

Yes, msgmerge/msgfmt tells them.  The message catalogues change almost 
daily as people add features.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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